The Toyota Auris, also referred to as the Corolla iM in the United States, has actually had a strong run, as has actually even been hailed as the first mass-produced Toyota to use hybrid drive in Europe. Now, for the 2019 model year, Toyota presents the third-gen Auris and a whole new line up of powertrains to opt for it. It features a stylish make over on the outside, following Toyota’s new design language, and taking the shape of an appropriate hatchback rather than that old, mini-wagon look. Meanwhile, the interior remains a complete secret however that’s the name of the game, right?
2019 Toyota Auris Exterior
The 2019 Toyota Auris is a huge departure from the second-gen model. Toyota needs to have taken the old, wagon-line model and threw it out of a 10-story window. With that old beater out of the method, Toyota’s engineers could assemble this streamlined, elegant hatchback. Up front, there are cues obtained from the new Toyota Camry, as you’ll see with the much-larger grille up front. That hovering lower lip and those tiny, round fog lights are a good touch too. And, somehow, Toyota handled to make those long headlights look really good– it’s the LED design inside the lights that make them stand out. In addition, the 3D search for front is simply attractive and is a huge aggressor versus anything in this niche.
The A-pillars and windshield are long, which permits a slightly curved roofing and a fairly longer front end. The beltline really sits kind of high, makings for smaller side glass but that upper body line that gets gradually greater from front to back is an actually good accent. On the other hand, around back, the Auris nearly reminds me of the old Megane, because it’s got a little a bubble butt. Where Toyota did things right, nevertheless, are the body lines that wrap around the rear quarters. Not to mention the way the rear wheel wells appear to sit lower in the rear than in the front.
The rear taillights simulate the headlights in style however with a flatter look and the rear fascia looks nearly like a cutout from the 2018 Camry, with a set of reflectors in the corners. It’s an extremely appealing bundle all the method around, and due to the fact that it’s a hybrid, Toyota was able to incorporate those adorable little exhaust outlets in the corners.
The 2019 Auris is really a little bit larger. Toyota increased its length by 40mm (1.57 inches.) All of that additional length goes into the wheelbase, offering the car a longer, sportier look and ditching the wagon-like appearance. The roof likewise sits 25mm (0.98 inches) while the cowl height has actually been visited 47mm (1.85 inches.).
2019 Toyota Auris Interior
Currently, the interior of the new Auris is a total mystery. Toyota hasn’t stated a word about it and chose not to let us look inside while it was on screen at the Geneva Auto Show. In truth, Toyota was so anal about keeping the interior a secret that the windows were even dark tinted to avoid and sneak peaks. The opportunities are that Toyota will model the interior after that of the new Camry. It’s not actually all that away from the driver-focus design we expect for the Auris, and the total design would make a great successor to the interior of the outgoing Auris. For now, nevertheless, take it all with a grain of salt as that might or may not occur. In any case, Toyota won’t dissatisfy in this regard.
2019 Toyota Auris Engine
Toyota is truly pressing its hybrid drivetrains with the new Auris and has decided to drop the handful of engines it provides in the Auris previously. As such, the 2019 Auris is just offered with one standard engine or two various hybrid powertrains.
The Toyota Auris is really provided with the option of three various engines. One the conventional, non-hybrid front, there’s a 1.2-liter mill. On the hybrid front, there’s a 1.8-liter engine or a 2.0-liter with a bit more power. Toyota has yet to disclose exactly what the conventional, 1.2-liter gas engine produces, however the 1.8-liter hybrid mill offers up 120 horsepower while the 2.0-liter hybrid mill will provide some 177 horsepower.
2019 Toyota Auris Price
Toyota has yet to reveal pricing for the 2019 Toyota Auris, but you can expect it to run anywhere in between EUR15,000 and EUR25,000 throughout Europe. Here in the U.S., that computes to anywhere between $18,000 and $30,000.