The next-generation Toyota Auris made its official debut at this year’s Geneva Auto Show, but also at the 2018 New York Auto Show known under the Corolla nameplate. This hatchback has been quite popular in Europe and the US fans hope that a 2019 Toyota Auris is about to hit their market soon as well.
When it comes to exterior of the 2019 Toyota Auris, this model is going to make its appearance as a four-door hatchback of an unusual design. It will share its platform with some of the well-known models such as Camry and CH-R. It will be the new Toyota’s TNGA platform made of some lightweight materials in order to save some weight. Besides its reduced weight, the new Auris will also change its dimensions. According to the information we have got, this hatchback will get stretched wheelbase. It will be wider and longer, which means more space inside its cabin. Other changes and refreshments include its trapezoidal grille that will be larger in size and a new set of narrow and stretched L-shaped headlights that will use the latest LED technology. Looking at the side profile, this model will seem sportier and it will improve its aerodynamics that will only make its efficiency and overall performance better. The whole vehicle will appear more sharp-looking.
Due to its larger dimensions that we have already mentioned, the 2019 Toyota Auris will provide more spacious interior that will offer lots of room for its five passengers. The carmaker will also improve the materials used inside and the overall comfort. You can expect that the high-tech features will be upgraded as well. The upgrades include a 4.2-inch information display as well as an 8.0-inch infotainment touch-screen. This model will offer navigation system, climate control, audio system, USB, Apple Car Play, Bluetooth connectivity and others.
When it comes to gas version, the 2019 Toyota Auris should use a 1.2-liter turbocharged engine under its hood. Other options include hybrid combinations with an electric motor and either a 1.8-liter or a 2.0-liter engine. The first combination will be able to deliver the output of 122 horsepower while the other will produce 180 horsepower. However, the US version of this model, known as the Corolla, should replace the current 1.8-liter that delivers 132 horsepower with a more powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The US buyers will be able to choose between a six-speed manual and a CVT.
2019 Toyota Auris Release Date and Price
The 2019 Toyota Auris should hit the market as a 2019 model probably by the end of this year, but the exact release date hasn’t been confirmed yet. The price of this popular hatchback should start around $14,000 for a base model.