The Toyota Auris, likewise known as the Corolla iM in the United States, has had a strong run, as has even been hailed as the very first mass-produced Toyota to provide 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 a trendy new look on the outside, following Toyota’s new design language, and taking the shape of a correct hatchback instead of that old, mini-wagon look. On the other hand, the interior remains a total secret but that’s the name of the video game, right?
2019 Toyota Auris Exterior
The 2019 Toyota Auris is a substantial departure from the second-gen model. Toyota needs to have taken the old, wagon-line model and threw it from a 10-story window. With that old beater out of the method, Toyota’s engineers could create this sleek, elegant hatchback. In advance, there are hints 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 good touch too. And, somehow, Toyota managed to make those long headlights look really good– it’s the LED style inside the lights that make them stand apart. Additionally, the 3D look up front is just appealing and is a huge assailant against anything in this specific niche.
The A-pillars and windshield are long, which enables a somewhat curved roofing and a fairly longer front end. The beltline actually sits type of high, which makes for smaller side glass but that upper body line that gets progressively higher from front to rear is an actually nice accent. Meanwhile, around back, the Auris nearly advises me of the old Megane, in that 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 mimic the headlights in style but with a flatter look and the rear fascia looks practically like a cutout from the 2018 Camry, with a pair of reflectors in the corners. It’s an extremely attractive plan all of the method around, and because it’s a hybrid, Toyota was able to integrate those cute little exhaust outlets in the corners.
The 2019 Auris is in fact a bit bigger. Toyota increased its length by 40mm (1.57 inches.) All that additional length goes into the wheelbase, offering the car a longer, sportier appearance and ditching the wagon-like appearance. The roof likewise sits 25mm (0.98 inches) while the cowl height has been visited 47mm (1.85 inches.).
2019 Toyota Auris Interior
As of now, 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 fact, Toyota was so anal about keeping the interior a secret that the windows were even dark tinted to avoid and sneak peaks. The possibilities are that Toyota will model the interior after that of the new Camry. It’s not actually all that far off from the driver-focus design we expect for the Auris, and the general 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 might or might not occur. In any case, Toyota won’t dissatisfy in this regard.
2019 Toyota Auris Engine
Toyota is actually pushing its hybrid drivetrains with the new Auris and has decided to drop the handful of engines it offers in the Auris formerly. As such, the 2019 Auris is just available with one conventional engine or two various hybrid powertrains.
The Toyota Auris is in fact provided with the option of 3 various 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 gasoline engine produces, however the 1.8-liter hybrid mill provides 120 horsepower while the 2.0-liter hybrid mill will provide some 177 horse power.
2019 Toyota Auris Price
Toyota has yet to reveal prices for the 2019 Toyota Auris, however you can anticipate it to run anywhere between EUR15,000 and EUR25,000 throughout Europe. Here in the U.S., that calculates to anywhere between $18,000 and $30,000.