Over the past few weeks, a fresh batch of scanned images sourced from the brochure of the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) Toyota Auris hatchback has surfaced online showing the available trim levels and even a proposed aero package.
With the exception of the Toyota logo and exterior trim, the European model will not differ in styling from its Japanese counterpart seen in these pictures.
We have also learned that the JDM model will break cover in mid-August and will be offered with an initial choice of two gasoline engines, including a 1.5-liter unit producing 102Hp (103PS) in 4WD models and 106hp (108PS) in FWD flavor, and a 1.8-liter that generates 142hp (144PS) in FWD models and 141hp (143PS) in the AWD variants.
In Europe, aside from a range of four-cylinder gasoline engines, the Auris will be one of the first Toyota models to get a BMW-sourced diesel engine as part of a deal signed between the two automakers in 2011.
As with the current Auris, the new compact hatchback will also be available with a hybrid powertrain sourced from the Prius.
Following the debut of the five-door hatchback, Toyota will present a station wagon body style, which we recently spied undergoing tests in Europe.
Photo Credits: Toyota via Response