2019 New Toyota Auris Hybrid

2019 New Toyota Auris Hybrid

2019 New Toyota Auris Hybrid & Upcoming Toyota Corolla at Geneva Motor Show

 

New Toyota Auris - More Hybrid Power in a More Dynamic Design Making its world debut at the 2018 Geneva motor show, the third generation Auris features a more dynamic exterior design and, with a brand new 2.0 litre full hybrid powertrain joining the engine line-up, marks the debut of Toyota’s dual hybrid strategy. In 2010, the first generation Auris was the first high volume, core Toyota model in Europe to benefit from hybrid drive, and now it will be the first model to offer this choice of hybrid powertrains. The current Auris powertrain line-up consists of five conventional engines and one hybrid powertrain. However, reflecting the brand’s continued focus towards hybrid technology, the new Auris will offer customers just one conventional engine -a 1.2 litre turbo petrol unit- and a choice of 122 hp, 1.8 litre or 180 hp, 2.0

litre hybrid powertrains. The 1.8 litre system fulfils all the requirements that customers have come to expect from a Toyota full hybrid powertrain-silent, intuitive, responsive and self-sufficient EV technology with low cost of ownership, no need for plug-in recharging, offering outstanding fuel economy and low CO2 emissions, and up to 50% all-electric driving on the everyday commute. 

 

Toyota Auris Hybrid Design:

Our primary goal with the new Auris was to create the most bold and dynamic hatchback on the market, without compromising on interior usability,' explains Simon Humphries, Executive General Manager, Toyota Global Design.'Harnessing the low centre of gravity afforded by the TNGA layout, the vehicle is light and agile in the side view, yet as we move to the rear, the architecture transforms to create a solid, wide and low stance that is absolutely critical to the European market.'

Longer and lower than its predecessor, the new Auris adopts a significantly more dynamic design and more striking frontal styling. Overall length has increased by 40 mm, all of which has been absorbed within a longer wheelbase. Importantly, the overall height of the new hatchback has been reduced by some 25 mm, whilst the cowl height of the vehicle is a significant 47 mm lower than that of the current model. The result is a sleeker shape and a more attractive, lower bonnet, which in turn improves safety by giving the driver a clearer forward view.

The new frontal styling is a further evolution of Toyota’s Under Priority Catamaran and Keen Look design philosophies. Beneath the curved front edge of a flatter, clamshell bonnet, the narrow upper grille incorporates a central Toyota logo and, at its extremities, new, all-LED headlamp clusters with integral Daytime Running Lights (DRL). The surround to the large, trapezoidal lower grille projects powerfully forward of the bonnet front edge and upper grille in a pronounced step, and is less pointed and more vertical than before, resulting in a reduction to the vehicle’s front overhang of some 20 mm. The sides of the grille surround form a trademark, catamaran hull shape at the front corners of the new Auris, emphasising the vehicle’s 30 mm increase in width, and its broad, sporting stance.

Beneath the grille, the surround splits to clearly define the lip of a front spoiler, the edges of which are angled upwards to create a zone between the spoiler and the catamaran hull form, in which are housed LED foglamps. The grille mesh itself is of a new design, which is more articulate and refined than the classic honeycomb finish. The new rear design is more rounded than before in plan form, strengthening the visual relationship between the front and rear of the vehicle. An increase in rear windscreen rake of some 14 degrees and the muscular hip adopted above the rear wheel arch combine to make the overall appearance of the vehicle rear more compact, despite an increase in rear overhang of 20 mm. A roof spoiler is fitted, as standard, on all model grades.

The rear all-LED lamp clusters feature light guides designed to emphasise the new Auris’ wide, planted rear stance. And the rear bumper styling echoes the frontal Under Priority Catamaran design; a thin lower lip here incorporating twin chrome inserts. The new Auris’ dynamic design is further emphasised through an optional bi-tone colour scheme, which combines the body colour with a black finish to the roof and all glazing pillars.

 

 

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback First Look:

Aside from looking almost exactly like the new Auris, the 2019 Corolla Hatchback is built using the same Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) that underpins its European counterpart. Toyota promises that when paired with a sport-tuned suspension, the lighter, stiffer TNGA platform makes the Corolla Hatchback more fun to drive. It's also lower, wider, and longer than the Corolla iM it replaces.

We wouldn't necessarily call the new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback gorgeous, but it's certainly more attractive than the outgoing iM. The headlights are more expressive, and the body lines have a little more character than before. From the back, the angular taillights and curvy rear end give Toyota's latest hatch a nice European look. The Corolla Hatchback gets its own version of the corporate mega-grille, and for better or worse, we see a bit of the Prius Prime in the front end.

Power gets sent to the front wheels via a continuously variable transmission. Unlike conventional CVTs, this one gets a first gear to make low-speed driving smoother and more efficient. A six-speed manual is also available as an option. Inside, the styling sticks pretty closely to what you’d expect from Toyota. Materials and design details all look familiar, with the single stand-out feature being the infotainment screen. Instead of integrating it into the center console, Toyota mounted the 8.0-inch touchscreen higher up.

That probably makes it easier to view, but it does have a bit of a "floating tablet" look. The infotainment package finally includes Apple CarPlay compatibility; non-Apple users are out of luck, however, since Toyota doesn't still hasn’t added Android Auto. Standard safety features include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist. As with all 2019 models, a rearview camera comes standard, as well. 

 

 

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