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2019 Toyota Auris

2019 Toyota Auris

Toyota’s Auris comes with an all-new look and hybrid goodness

The Toyota Auris, also known as the Corolla iM in the United States, has had a strong run, as has even been hailed as the first mass-produced Toyota to offer hybrid drive in Europe. Now, for the 2019 model year, Toyota introduces the third-gen Auris and a whole new line up of powertrains to go with it. It comes with a stylish new look on the outside, following Toyota’s new design language, and taking the shape of a proper hatchback as opposed to that old, mini-wagon look. Meanwhile, the interior remains a complete mystery but that’s the name of the game, right?

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2015 Toyota Auris

2015 Toyota Auris

The Toyota Auris hit the global market in 2006 and quickly became known as a roomier version of the Toyota Corolla. The brand introduced a hybrid version in 2010, and an overall refresh in 2012. For 2015, Toyota has given the Auris a makeover from the ground up, focusing on design, sensory quality, safety, and powertrains. The exterior of the Auris was redesigned with a much sportier appearance similar to that seen on the Toyota Corolla. Inside, the car got a more premium ambiance, with a new instrument cluster with a digital display, new soft-touch surfaces, and a cross-over type rear with folding rear seats. Under the hood, it’s all about fuel economy with a host of engines ranging in size from 1.2-liters up to 1.6-liters and output somewhere between 89 horsepower and 130 horsepower. It won’t go fast, but you can grab one for less than $20,000 before taxes, options and delivery, and you’ll certainly see some fuel savings throughout the year.

All told, the Auris is simply a wagon version of the Corolla, but it’s surprisingly sporty and nice for a car that is generally slow. The hybrid version has been a big hit in the past, with it accounting for more than half of Auris sales in western Europe – that’s at least 200,000 more than any other hybrid on the market. Interested in hearing what all that buzz is about? Check out our full review of the third-generation Auris below.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2015 Toyota Auris.

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2013 Toyota Auris Touring Sports

2013 Toyota Auris Touring Sports

The Toyota Auris Touring Sports unveiled at the 2012 Paris Auto Show is not only the first station wagon model in the Auris line-up, but it is also the first estate version in the family car market with a full hybrid powertrain. It will go on sale in early 2013.

The new Auris Touring Sports continues the same design language revealed by the Auris Hatchback in early 2012, except that it is 285mm longer and will of course offer increased luggage space. Just like the five-door hatchback, the new estate version will be offered with "Skyview," one of the biggest panoramic sunroofs currently available on the market.

The Toyota Auris Touring Sports will be offered with a choice of two diesel engines – 1.4d and 2.0d – and two petrol engines – 1.33 and 1.6 - as well as Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Toyota Auris Touring Sports.

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2013 Toyota Auris Hatchback

2013 Toyota Auris Hatchback

In 2007, Toyota released an all-new hatchback model that was based on the Toyota Corolla and dubbed it the Auris, in most markets. In fact, in the Australian and New Zealand markets, the Auris is called the Corolla Hatchback.

Since its debut in 2007, the Auris has remained relatively unchanged, but also vastly popular. We have heard rumors that a newly redesigned Auris would hit showrooms soon, but no one knew exactly how far Toyota would take its design. All of that is in the past now, as Toyota has chosen to release a plethora of information on this revamped hatchback.

Not all of the details are available yet, but there is enough information and plenty of pictures to help us come to an initial determination if this model will continue its success or simply fizzle away.

UPDATE 08/29/12: We’re not quite sure what Toyota’s rationale was when they released the new commercial ad for the Auris. At the very least, though, it’s something that catches your attention from the get-go. Titled "DAS × AURIS BUTTOCKS DRIVE!!”, the commercial features Avu-chan, a 19-year old lead singer of a Japanese glamrock band that also happens to be a transgender woman. Check out the video and see the commercial for yourself!

To find out exactly what we think of the 2013 Toyota Auris/Corolla, click past the jump.

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2010 Toyota Auris

2010 Toyota Auris

Toyota will unveil a facelift version of the European Auris at the Geneva Motor Show this March. Sales throughout Europe will begin from early spring.

The Auris 2010 features marked improvements in exterior style, perceived interior quality and ergonomics, but also a wide choice of clean engine technologies and a more refined driving experience.

The engine range will include three petrol and three diesel units offering the performance- and economy-enhancing benefits of Toyota Optimal Drive. Complemented by the Auris HSD’s full hybrid technology, this unique line-up will offer customers the most comprehensive range of powertrains in the C segment.

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2010 Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept

2010 Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept

Toyota will unveil at the Frankfurt Motor Show the Auris HSD Full Hybrid, in its concept version, while the production version will follow next year. The car will be built in the UK at the company’s Burnaston factory. By 2020, Toyota hopes to have a hybrid version of each of their models on the market.

The Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept is powered by a 1.8-liter engine combined to a Type Permanent magnet synchronous motor. The car can be driven either on petrol alone, or just electric, but also on a combination of the two. The petrol engine delivers 97 hp, while the electric motor powers alone for up to 1.25 miles (2km) at speeds up to 31mph, with zero fuel consumption and zero CO2 and particulates (PM) emissions.

The design of the Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept reflects the installation of a full hybrid powertrain: the front end is designed to optimize airflow and so help maximise fuel efficiency. The front and rear bumper corners have flat surfaces, a feature that not only accentuates the car’s wide and solid stance, but also smooths the flow of air over the vehicle’s flanks, minimizing turbulence and drag.

Press release after the jump.

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2008 Toyota Auris SR180

2008 Toyota Auris SR180

A new flagship Toyota Auris hits the streets early next year, giving the range a new sporting edge. The SR180 does not stint on eye-appeal, with Toyota Motorsport lowered suspension springs giving it a ground-hugging stance and a neat new rear spoiler positioned atop the tailgate. Dark-tinted rear privacy glass and five-spoke 17-inch alloys add further to the style factor, while the choice of body colors includes an über-cool Pure White.

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2007 Toyota Auris

2007 Toyota Auris

Today, Toyota reveals its plan for the new Toyota Auris – a new core model in the Toyota car range and a significant step forward for its brand ambitions in Europe. Designed and built in Europe, it will join the highly successful Toyota Yaris and Avensis in helping the company achieve its newly announced target of 1.2 million annual sales by 2008.

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