The Toyota Auris, likewise called the Corolla iM in the United States, has had a strong run, as has 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 an entire new line up of powertrains to go with it. It includes a trendy makeover on the outside, following Toyota’s new design language, and taking the shape of a proper hatchback as opposed to that old, mini-wagon look. On the other hand, the interior remains a complete mystery 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 should have taken the old, wagon-line model and tossed it out of a 10-story window. With that old beater out of the method, Toyota’s engineers might put together this sleek, trendy hatchback. Up front, there are cues borrowed from the new Toyota Camry, as you’ll see with the much-larger grille up front. That hovering lower lip and those small, round fog lights are a nice touch too. And, in some way, Toyota managed to make those long headlights look great– it’s the LED design inside the lights that make them stand out. Moreover, the 3D search for front is just enticing and is a substantial aggressor against anything in this niche.
The A-pillars and windscreen are long, which permits a slightly curved roofing system and a fairly longer front end. The beltline actually sits type of high, which makes for smaller sized side glass however that upper body line that gets progressively higher from front to back is a truly great accent. Meanwhile, around back, the Auris practically reminds me of the old Megane, in that it’s got a little bit of a bubble butt. Where Toyota did things right, nevertheless, are the body lines that twist around the rear quarters. Not to point out the way the rear wheel wells appear to sit lower in the rear than in the front.
The rear taillights imitate the headlights in design but with a flatter appearance and the rear fascia looks almost like a cutout from the 2018 Camry, with a pair of reflectors in the corners. It’s an extremely attractive bundle all the way around, and due to the fact that it’s a hybrid, Toyota had the ability to integrate those charming little exhaust outlets in the corners.
The 2019 Auris is in fact a bit larger. Toyota increased its length by 40mm (1.57 inches.) All of that additional length enters into the wheelbase, giving the car a longer, sportier look and ditching the wagon-like appearance. The roofing system likewise sits 25mm (0.98 inches) while the cowl height has actually been dropped by 47mm (1.85 inches.).
2019 Toyota Auris Interior
As of now, the interior of the new Auris is a complete secret. Toyota hasn’t said a word about it and refused to let us look inside while it was on display screen at the Geneva Auto Show. In truth, Toyota was so anal about keeping the interior a trick that the windows were even dark tinted to prevent and slip peaks. The opportunities 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 design we expect for the Auris, and the overall style would make a really good successor to the interior of the outbound Auris. For now, however, take it all with a grain of salt as that may or may not happen. Either way, Toyota will not dissatisfy in this regard.
2019 Toyota Auris Engine
Toyota is actually pushing its hybrid drivetrains with the new Auris and has actually decided to drop the handful of engines it provides in the Auris previously. As such, the 2019 Auris is just readily available with one conventional engine or two different hybrid powertrains.
The Toyota Auris is really used with the choice of 3 different 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 little bit more power. Toyota has yet to disclose exactly what the standard, 1.2-liter gas engine produces, but the 1.8-liter hybrid mill offers up 120 horse power 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 anticipate 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.