The Toyota Auris debuted in 2006 and has since been manufactured in two generations. The compact hatchback is derived from the popular Toyota Corolla. The Japanese carmaker is in the process of releasing a new model which will go with the name Toyota Auris 2018.
Toyota Auris 2018 – Features and Design:
The new Auris will be built on the Toyota New MC platform. And as indicated above, it will borrow a lot of features from the Corolla. Characterized by elegant exterior features, its entire body will look modern and outstanding. The car will be lighter than the outgoing model due to the use of lightweight materials. The Toyota Auris 2018 will get the iconic company’s grille, a more dominant front bumper, restyled LED headlights and sharper fog lights. The rear lights will also get the LED technology. Other exterior highlights include 19-inch alloy wheels, indicator-equipped side mirrors, and moonroof. When it comes to the interior, the Toyota Auris 2018 will be designed to accommodate 5 people and their luggage. The passengers will enjoy ample head, shoulder and leg room. The seats will have leather upholstery and other features that will make them comfortable. The entire cabin will look beautiful with a combination of gray and black colors.
In the dashboard, there will be a large colored touchscreen that will display vital information and help the driver control other features of the car. An updated zonal climate control system will be brought in to provide cool temperatures in extreme weather conditions. The infotainment system will be compatible with connectivity features like Bluetooth, USB ports and Smartphone integration. Other tech features include a more functional navigation system and a more powerful sound system.
One thing that we are sure of is that the Toyota hatchback will not come with compromised safety and security. The automaker will bring in a wide range of protection features such as cruise control, airbags, security alarms, stability control, and seatbelts.
Toyota Auris 2018 – Engine and Performance:
There will be a number of engine options for the new Auris. The most popular engines include 1.2-liter I4, 1.6-liter I4. The car will also come with a number of transmission systems included 5-speed multimode/manual, 6-speed manual. With the most powerful engine, the car will take 10.0 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 mph. As for fuel economy, the vehicle will record around 27 mpg in city and 34 mpg on the highway. The desirable fuel consumption figures will be facilitated by engine upgrades and reduced car weight.
Toyota Auris 2018 – Expected Release Date and Price:
The price of the low-end model will be around $21,000. The refurbished model will cost $10,000 more than the base model, so its price will be around $30,000. Being a 2018 model, we expect the new Auris to hit the market in late 2017 or early 2018.
The main rivals of the new Toyota Auris 2018 include Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, Vauxhall/Opel Astra, Honda Civic, Acura ILX and Hyundai Veloster Turbo.