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2013 Toyota Auris

In order not to go unnoticed, the 2013 Toyota Auris asserts its style. In contrast, the interior returns to a more traditional layout, that of a typical sedan. It obviously comes with a hybrid version. Including for the uniquely shaped wagon that will complement the range in 2013.

In spring 2007, the Toyota Auris took over from the Corolla which nine successive generations totaled 39 million copies sold. In Europe, this new name, which evokes the most precious metal, was chosen to mark the breakthrough styling. Advanced Windshield, gear lever placed high and a high roof (1.50 m) have brought the Auris close to MPV#8217;s.

But the alchemy did not work. Sedan and MPV customers are not the same. Auris was a halftoned success: 2% market share in its segment in Europe against 5% initially hoped by Toyota .

Longer and lower

That is why its successor returned to a more traditional line. Which will also be offered as a wagon. A novel proposal to date in the Toyota range that meets an existing demand on the European market. Lower (1.46 m), the new Auris is also longer by 3 inches.

However, its size of 4.27 m remains short for the segment. The main change concerns the style. A bold design for a Toyota, which will quickly make one forget its boilerplate looking predecessor.


The stern of the new version adopts horizontal lights, part of which is positioned on the tailgate. Seen from behind, the relationship with its technical cousin, the  Lexus CT 200h becomes evident. Less ornate, the sides appear recessed. The whole attempts dynamism through a glazing which ends with an arrow shape.

Finally, a few well-placed details (lacquered parts in black, chrome-rimmed elements) add value the new Toyota.

Sedan atmosphere

This upgrading visible outside is also evident on board. Forget the gear lever perched on a singular arch: it finds a standard position between the seats. Also treated to the horizontal, which gives a greater feeling of space, the interior knows no curves.

Everything is indeed rough-hewn. Massive and very flat at the top, the dashboard is serious, maybe too much. The designers have gone from one extreme to the other.

The atmosphere is nevertheless sporty with front seats that snap right around the kidneys and with the round vents on each end. The multimedia interface is based on a touch screen, which are associated with keys for direct access to the various functions, and a jack and USB located at the bottom of the center console. An ideal arrangement for a MP3 player that is in a storage underneath.

Music lovers will enjoy a CD player.

If Toyota has not supplied much technical data yet, the manufacturer has however revealed that the range of engines will be close to the current model. Or two diesel engines, 1.4 and 2 liters, and two gas versions 1.33 and 1.6 liter.

The hybrid and wagon

Not to mention the hybrid version powered by a drivetrain identical to that of the Prius (1.8 gas and electric motor) with a total output of 136 hp.

Technology which will also have the unique station wagon version which will arrive in 2013, making it a unique proposition.

Designed for Europe, the new Auris is made in England on a production line similar to that of the Avensis.

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