All-new Toyota Auris unveiled at Geneva motor show, with catamaran-inspired design and new hybrid powertrain.
The new Toyota Auris has been revealed at the Geneva motor show, and the big news is there will be two hybid options but no diesel.
You can have the 121bhp powertrain from the Prius, which combines a 1.8-litre petrol engine with an electric motor, plus a new 2.0-litre hybrid producing 178bhp. However, the only conventional engine is a turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol with 114bhp.
The decision to not offer a diesel was apparently due to falling demand; 41% of the Toyotas bought in Europe in 2017 were hybrids.
The 2018 Auris is based on a new platform and is longer, wider and lower than its predecessor in an effort to make it look more dramatic. Plus, it features a front grille that was apparently inspired by a catamaran’s hull.
There were fears production of the Auris might be moved out of the UK following the Brexit vote, but Toyota has now confirmed that the new car will be built at its factory in Derbyshire.