You’d think that with the phenomenal success of the Corolla that Toyota would have no need to introduce another vehicle to its four-door sedan/estate range. However, the Toyota Presara is more upmarket, designed to appeal to those who appreciate the quality of little touches here and there but still want to benefit from the advantages (such as reliability) of the Toyota name. The Toyota Presara is a variation on the very popular Aurion.
The Toyota Presara certainly looks the part of a luxury vehicle, with clean, uncluttered exterior styling and a definite air of on-road presence more associated with European models (car models, not catwalk models) or with Toyota’s subsidiary, Lexus. The lights are rhomboid rather than having cartoon-villain angles and blend well with the overall architecture of the Toyota Presara. Fog lights, chrome detailing and 17 inch alloy wheels complete the overall looks.
The luxurious appearance is continued inside the Toyota Presara, with plenty of leather and woodgrain accents. The front bucket seats are comfortable, with both the front passenger and driver’s seat being electrically adjustable. The driver’s seat also has a memory function linked in with the exterior mirror position – no more adjusting the seat to your favourite driving position only to have to tinker with the mirrors to get them right. Other interior comforts inside the Toyota Presara include cruise control, a four-disc MP3 compatible CD system with six speakers and steering wheel mounted controls, dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, a multi-function trip computer, a moon roof, sat-nav as standard, Bluetooth connectivity, an auxiliary power jack and rear reading lights.
The Toyota Presara is also fun to drive – a real must for any luxury vehicle worth the name. If you don’t want to just set the cruise control on the open road and kick back, then you can use the six-speed sequential shift automatic gears to put the 3.5 litre VVT-I V6 engine, with its 200 kW of power and very impressive 336 Nm of torque. The traction control and VSC (Vehicle Stability and Swerve Control) in the Toyota Presara combine with the suspension (independent Macpherson for the front, independent strut-type for the rear) to make the big sedan very steady on the road as well as comfortable. EBD, ABS and brake assist are also there to provide the necessary checks and controls when needed.
The Toyota Presara would make a good choice of family vehicle, so safety is ultra-necessary – as it is for all cars. We’ve all seen or heard of (hopefully not experienced) horrible smashes where somebody has T-boned some unsuspecting driver. So it’s good to know that the Toyota Presara has all the passive safety features there as well as the active ones already mentioned that add to driving pleasure. The Toyota Presara comes fully equipped with front, side and curtain airbags, front passenger and driver pretensioned and load-limited seat belts, and whiplash preventing front head restraints.
Other features that are likely to make the Toyota Presara a choice family vehicle, albeit a luxurious one, are the capacious boot and the generous-sized rear seat.
The current model series includes the:
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