At the motor show in Geneva in 2018, the Toyota Auris hatchback 3 generation was presented. The new model was visibly transformed externally, moved to a modular platform and acquired two hybrid units at once.
The beginning of sales of the new Toyota Auris 2019 (photo, price) is scheduled for the second half of two thousand and eighteenth, but it is not going to supply the car. We are interested in this car because soon it will have a Corolla sedan of the next generation.
By the way, earlier there were rumors that the Japanese automaker plans to abandon the name Auris, returning the five-door to the family of the Corolla, but for some reason, they still refused this idea.
And the company abandoned the diesel engine, which previously also lost the compact Yaris, so the base engine for the car is a 1.2-liter gasoline turbo with a power of 116 hp, and the alternative is served immediately by two different hybrid modifications.
The first is focused on the economy – it represents the same “stuffing” that is put on the Prius 4. The structure includes a 1.8-liter atmospheric “four” and an electric motor, which in total develops 122 “horses”.
The second option is focused on the drive – here the electric motor helps the 2.0-liter unit of the new Dynamic Force family, which has a high compression ratio of 13: 1 and long-stroke geometry with a stroke of 97.6 mm. This tandem gives 180 forces. More detailed technical details will be announced later.
The overall length of the new Toyota Auris 2018-2019 is 4,370 mm (+ 40), the wheelbase has grown by the same 40 millimeters – up to 2,640, the width has increased 30 mm (to 1,790), and the height has decreased to 1,450 (-25 ). The front overhang of the hatch became shorter by 20 millimeters, and the rear became as much longer, the volume of the trunk is not specified.
At the heart of the car lay a modular platform TNGA with a rear multi-link suspension and reduced center of gravity. The seats in the interior of the model are located slightly lower than on the predecessor, but the interior itself has so far been kept secret (a car with tightly tinted windows was brought to the exhibition).
Externally, Toyota Auris in the new body flaunts a fashionable design with a painted in a contrasting color roof, sharp edges of lighting and bumpers, a large wide “mouth” radiator grill with small round fog on the sides.
The former hatchback and sedan Corolla differ from each other with the design of the front end, it is interesting to know how it will be this time.