Toyota will unveil the new Auris at the Paris Motor Show in September. The new Auris is the latest model to reflect Toyota’s determination to engineer cars that are more appealing and dynamically engaging to drive, while building on its long-established reputation for quality, durability and reliability.
The car’s exterior and interior are all new, and it has the distinction of sitting lower than any other mainstream C-segment model. The car adopts the new “face” of Toyota in the design of its grille and the sharp-edged appearance of its headlights and LED daytime running lights, giving the car a more powerful road presence.
The overall height is 55mm less than the current model and a lower front end design helps deliver excellent aerodynamic performance with a Cd0.28 drag coefficient, supporting better handling stability and lower fuel consumption.
The interior is more spacious and comfortable, and introduces Skyview, one of the largest panoramic roofs in the segment. The air vent and meter surrounds, centre console and transmission tunnel trim share a high quality satin silver finish, and on higher grades the dashboard itself is leather trimmed. The tactile quality of the interior surfaces has been improved, with baseball-stitched nappa leather used to trim the steering wheel, and soft touch materials featured on the instrument panel’s upper surface.
Details of UK sales introduction, specifications and prices will be announced at a later date.
By Geraldine Ashton Green
Tue, 28 Aug 2012