The third generation of the Toyota Auris, known as the Corolla in the US market, made its official debut at the 2018 Geneva Auto Show as a 2019 Toyota Auris Hybrid model. Besides its numerous changes and improvements, the new Auris will also offer two hybrid choices under its hood.
When it comes to exterior of the 2019 Toyota Auris Hybrid, this model is going to make its appearance as one of the most attractive hatchbacks in the European market, but in the US market you should expect a four-door sedan. According to the information our team has got, the new Auris will ride on the well-known TNGA platform that will be shared with models such as the Prius and the CH-R. It seems that the Japanese carmaker is about to apply a brand new design language on this model. The first change that you will notice includes its longer wheelbase. Namely, the new Auris will be longer than its predecessor, which will definitely mean more space inside its cabin. The front end of this hatchback seems to be largely inspired by the latest Camry. You will notice its wide grille, long and sharper LED headlights as well as an aggressive bumper. This model is also expected to come with an improved rear suspension. The new Auris Hybrid will be available in two trim levels – SE and XSE.
The appearance of the 2019 Toyota Auris Hybrid has left all the fans in the dark when it comes to its interior. The interior design and its changes and improvements have still been a sort of a mystery at the moment. However, we know that its longer wheelbase will allow more space for you and your passengers. Also, some high-quality materials should be used on the seats and the rest of the cabin. The SE trim will combine cloth and leather while the XSE trim should provide a power-adjustable driver’s seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The new Auris might also get an 8.0-inch touch-screen center console that will be placed higher. It will provide the latest infotainment system and features such as automatic climate control, JBL audio system, USB ports and Apple Car Play. This hatchback will also include its standard safety systems and driver assist features such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection and others.
The 2019 Toyota Auris will no longer be offering diesel units under its hood. Instead, it will come with a conventional petrol engine and two hybrid versions. Therefore, the first choice found in the 2019 Auris Hybrid is the 1.8-liter Atkinson inline-four that should deliver the output of up to 120 horsepower. The other option includes the 2.0-liter hybrid with 177 horsepower. The new Auris Hybrid will be mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or CVT and get the four-wheel drive system.
2019 Toyota Auris Hybrid Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2019 Toyota Auris Hybrid should happen by the end of 2018. The price of this popular hatchback hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Competitors: VW Golf, Ford Focus, Mazda 3, Honda Civic.