Toyota Auris Towbars

Toyota Auris Towbars

Toyota Auris Towing Specifics

The Toyota Auris was first introduced in 2006 by the Japanese manufacturer as a compact car, fitted with many towing capabilities. We will cover the towing specifics of this model below.

Toyota Auris Hatchback Towbar Electrics Kits

It is recommended that all tow bars fitted to a Toyota Auris Hatchback vehicle are done so with a dedicated electrics kit, rather than a universal electrics kit. A dedicated electrics kit not only ensures all modern features such as; trailer stability and parking sensors are functional, but also helps to keep your vehicle's warranty unaffected.

We offer both universal and dedicated electrics kits for the Toyota Auris Hatchback vehicle towbars, but be aware that universal electrics kits can invalidate any manufacturer warranty your vehicle has and may also require a bypass relay.

Check your Toyota warranty for more information.

Bypass Relays

All tow bars for the Toyota Auris Hatchback models will require a bypass relay, if universal electrics are fitted.

A bypass relay works by powering what it is you are towing through transferring power straight from the battery instead of taking too much current away from your vehicle.

Whereas a dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicle's ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicles software to run smoothly with the new towbar.

All Toyota Auris Hatchback models will not require coding.

Coding is used to update your vehicles software in order for it to run coherently with the new towbar through the dedicated electrics.

Bumper Cuts

Depending on the towbar, Toyota Auris Hatchback models will require a bumper cut. A bumper cut is when a fraction of the vehicle's rear bumper is cut in order to fit the towbar.

All Toyota Auris Hatchback 2006-2013 models have towbars that require non visible andno bumper cuts.

All Toyota Auris Hatchback 2013 onwards models have towbars that require non visible bumper cuts.

Nose Weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important not to exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. Nose weight varies depending on the towbar you choose and are displayed under each tow bar below.

All Toyota Auris Hatchback 2006-2013 models have a nose weight of up to 60kg.

All Toyota Auris Hatchback 2013 onwards models have a nose weight of 55kg up to 75kg.

Towing Weight

Towing weight is the weight that a Toyota Auris Hatchback vehicle can tow safely, without any risk of damaging the vehicle. Towing weights are bar specific and displayed below each towbar.

For all Toyota Auris Hatchback 2006-2013 vehicles, the towbars have a towing weight capacity of 1500kg up to 1613kg.

For all Toyota Auris Hatchback 2013 onwards vehicles, the towbars have a towing weight capacity of 385kg up to 1652kg.

You will need to check the towing limit for your Toyota Auris Hatchback vehicle model as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.

Toyota Auris Estate Towing Specifics

The Toyota Auris Estate was launched into the market in 2013. If you have a 2013 onwards Toyota Auris Estate it is important you correctly determine which model you have to ensure you get the correct towbar. You can find this information in your vehicle’s log book.

Toyota Auris Estate Towbar Electrics Kits

It is recommended that all tow bars fitted to a Toyota Auris Estate vehicle are done so with a dedicated electrics kit, rather than a universal electrics kit. A dedicated electrics kit not only ensures all modern features such as; trailer stability and parking sensors are functional, but also helps to keep your vehicle's warranty unaffected.

We offer both universal and dedicated electrics kits for the Toyota Auris Estate vehicle towbars, but be aware that universal electrics kits can invalidate any manufacturer warranty your vehicle has and may also require a bypass relay.

Check your Toyota warranty for more information.

Bypass Relays

All tow bars for the Toyota Auris Estate models will not require a bypass relay, if universal electrics are fitted.

A bypass relay works by powering what it is you are towing through transferring power straight from the battery instead of taking too much current away from your vehicle.

Whereas a dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicle's ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicles software to run smoothly with the new towbar.

All Toyota Auris Estate models will not require coding.

Coding is used to update your vehicles software in order for it to run coherently with the new towbar through the dedicated electrics.

Bumper Cuts

Depending on the towbar, Toyota Auris Estate models will require a bumper cut. A bumper cut is when a fraction of the vehicle's rear bumper is cut in order to fit the towbar.

All Toyota Auris Estate models have towbars that require non visible, visible and no bumper cuts.

Nose Weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important not to exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. Nose weight varies depending on the towbar you choose and are displayed under each tow bar below.

All Toyota Auris Estate models have a nose weight of 55kg up to 80kg.

Towing Weight

Towing weight is the weight that a Toyota Auris Estate vehicle can tow safely, without any risk of damaging the vehicle. Towing weights are bar specific and displayed below each towbar.

For all Toyota Auris Estate vehicles, the towbars have a towing weight capacity of 345kg up to 1723kg.

You will need to check the towing limit for your Toyota Auris Estate vehicle model as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.