New Toyota Auris: First Image Surfaces As Engine Lineup Confirmed

The first purported picture of the redesigned Toyota Auris has surfaced on Facebook.

Noticed by Namasce on Facebook, the image shows the model will have a slender grille which flows into distinctively shaped headlights. Bigger changes occur underneath as the Auris adopts a massive air intake which is similar to the one used on the Avalon and Camry.

Moving further back, we can see stylish bodywork that looks more athletic and upscale than before. Designers also eliminated the third quarter window and added slimmer C-pillars. The model also has a sculpted hood and a more dynamic shoulder line which kicks up towards the rear.

Under the hood, three different engines will be available. The entry-level unit is a turbocharged 1.2-liter four-cylinder petrol that produces 116 hp (86 kW). It will be joined by the 122 hp (91 kW) 1.8-liter four-cylinder hybrid engine that resides in the C-HR and Prius. Lastly, there will be a new 2.0-liter hybrid engine which develops 180 hp (134 kW).

Toyota doesn’t have plans for a diesel-powered variant as the company intends to phase out diesel engines from its passenger cars in 2018. That won’t appease everyone but the company says less than ten percent of their passengers cars sold in Europe last year were equipped with diesel engines.

Following its debut at the Geneva Motor Show tomorrow, the third-generation Auris will go into production at the Burnaston plant in the United Kingdom.

Thanks to Wojtek for the tip!

  • Benjamin B.

    I prefer this hatchback to the Corolla sedan.

    • Matt

      Is there even a market for a fast Corolla?

  • ediotsavant

    I’m not too fond of that front design. Looks a bit like the Mirai hydrogen car.

    • Zandit75

      It looks 10000% better than the Mirai!!

      • Honda NSX-R

        This new Auris looks like a goddamn supermodel compared to the Mirai.

  • Six_Tymes

    I am impressed.

  • Honda NSX-R
  • Looks more interesting than the new Ceed.

  • haudit

    The headlights are very, very wide. I wish they’d gone that little bit further and extended them right to the badge, or even through it.

  • Brandon

    It looks 10000% better than the Mirai!!

  • Bsneider

    this design language is starting to look very dated. front looks exactly like the 2013 vios (yaris sedan)

  • Sebastien

    Seems that Toyota is starting to have better design recently.

    • Nihar

      That’s just Toyota of Europe. US design is getting worse.

      • getoffme

        The new Camry SE/XSE is a looker in person.

  • Darius Fontenette

    All I see is a catfish

  • Matt

    I know… built in limited numbers.

  • IT LOOKS BETTER THAN A LOT OF THE TOYOTA’S WE’VE SEEN LATELY.

  • pidginTM

    Why no 2.0 liter without hybrid??? Design is very good.

  • The colour ain great shakes.. just need to see the behind too, it’s not bad tho

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    cannot wait for saloon and suv rendition (rav 4)

  • Vassilis

    Not bad. I remember the good old days of the Corolla hatchback though. Such a better-looking car.

  • Jarosław Kotowicz

    From generetion to generation Auris looks better and better. I really like it.

  • nlpnt

    The color’s doing it no favors, but it would look good in the bright blue the current model’s available in.

  • Enter Ranting

    It has the mouth of a bottom feeder.

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