The Toyota Auris, also known as the Corolla iM in the United States, has had a strong run, as has actually even been hailed as the very first mass-produced Toyota to use hybrid drive in Europe. Now, for the 2019 model year, Toyota introduces the third-gen Auris and an entire new line up of powertrains to go with it. It features an elegant makeover on the outside, following Toyota’s new style language, and taking the shape of a proper hatchback rather than that old, mini-wagon look. On the other hand, the interior remains a total 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 tossed it from a 10-story window. With that old beater out of the method, Toyota’s engineers could create this streamlined, elegant hatchback. In advance, there are cues borrowed from the new Toyota Camry, as you’ll see with the much-larger grille in advance. That hovering lower lip and those small, round fog lights are a great touch too. And, in some way, Toyota handled to make those long headlights look great– it’s the LED design inside the lights that make them stick out. Moreover, the 3D look up front is simply attractive and is a huge aggressor against anything in this specific niche.
The A-pillars and windshield are long, which permits a slightly curved roof and a relatively longer front end. The beltline actually sits type of high, that makes for smaller sized side glass but that upper body line that gets progressively higher from front to rear is a truly great accent. Meanwhile, around back, the Auris almost advises me of the old Megane, because it’s got a bit of a bubble butt. Where Toyota did things right, however, are the body lines that wrap around the rear quarters. Not to point out the method the rear wheel wells appear to sit lower in the rear than in the front.
The rear taillights mimic the headlights in style but with a flatter look and the rear fascia looks almost like a cutout from the 2018 Camry, with a set of reflectors in the corners. It’s an extremely attractive bundle all the way around, and because it’s a hybrid, Toyota had the ability to incorporate those charming little exhaust outlets in the corners.
The 2019 Auris is actually a little bit larger. Toyota increased its length by 40mm (1.57 inches.) All of that extra length goes into the wheelbase, giving the car a longer, sportier appearance and dropping the wagon-like look. 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 secret. Toyota hasn’t stated a word about it and refused to let us look inside while it was on display at the Geneva Auto Show. In reality, Toyota was so anal about keeping the interior a trick that the windows were even dark tinted to avoid and sneak peaks. The chances are that Toyota will model the interior after that of the new Camry. It’s not really all that far off from the driver-focus style we anticipate for the Auris, and the overall style would make a really good successor to the interior of the outgoing Auris. In the meantime, nevertheless, take it all with a grain of salt as that may or might not occur. Either way, Toyota will not dissatisfy in this regard.
2019 Toyota Auris Engine
Toyota is really pressing its hybrid drivetrains with the new Auris and has actually decided to drop the handful of engines it offers in the Auris formerly. As such, the 2019 Auris is just offered with one traditional engine or 2 different hybrid powertrains.
The Toyota Auris is actually used with the choice of three different engines. One the traditional, 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 little more power. Toyota has yet to disclose exactly what the conventional, 1.2-liter gas engine produces, however the 1.8-liter hybrid mill provides 120 horsepower while the 2.0-liter hybrid mill will deliver some 177 horse power.
2019 Toyota Auris Price
Toyota has yet to reveal pricing for the 2019 Toyota Auris, but you can expect it to run anywhere between EUR15,000 and EUR25,000 throughout Europe. Here in the United States, that computes to anywhere between $18,000 and $30,000.