New Toyota Auris: first pictures and details

Following a summer packed with new Toyota model launches, we can finally take the wraps off the all-new Auris.

New Toyota AurisThe new hatchback, which will be built at the Burnaston factory in Derbyshire, will be one of the main attractions at the Paris motor show in September. But we are delighted to be able to share some early details about the car.

As these first pictures show, it has much sharper exterior styling than the current model, in line with the latest Toyota design cues that we’ve seen in new Yaris and Yaris Hybrid. It adopts the new Toyota “face” with its strong grille design and sharp-edged headlights.

New Toyota AurisIt’s 30mm longer than the current model, and its height has been reduced by 55mm, making it one of the lowest cars in its class. That doesn’t just make for a more eye-catching appearance, it also plays a part in achieving better driving dynamics and handling, by lowering the car’s centre of gravity – something achieved to great effect in the GT86.

New Toyota AurisThe side-on view has been made stronger, too, with the glazing extended across three panels. The tailgate opens wider and has a sculpted look, with concave and convex surfaces. The wrap-around rear lamp clusters are new, too, as is the design of the rear bumper. Check out this exclusive video of car.

[youtube width=”580″ height=”360″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6Fcuhryy5I[/youtube]

Overall, the body has been made more aerodynamically efficient, which helps improve fuel consumption and reduce emissions.

New Toyota Auris interiorThe interior is all about more space and higher quality, with no detail escaping the designers’ attention. Clever packaging means there is more space in the cabin, particularly for rear seat passengers who gain an extra 20mm of kneeroom. All round you will find higher quality and soft-touch materials, from a stitched nappa leather steering wheel trim to padded armrests and fabric trims on the pillars.

 

Details of UK specifications are yet to be finalised, but new Auris will introduce Skyview, one of the largest panoramic roofs in the compact hatchback market. The designers were also keen to give the car a strong sense of visual unity, reflected in the consistency of the interior lighting, colours, finishes and even the font used for the graphics.

New Toyota AurisThere is more space in the boot, with 90mm added to the loadspace length. Capacity is increased to 360 litres – and that goes for Auris Hybrid as well. By relocating the battery pack beneath the rear seat, the hybrid gains an extra 127 litres to equal its petrol and diesel-powered sister models in load-carrying ability.

Toyota was the first manufacturer to offer a compact hatchback with choice of three powertrains this continues with the new model. Efficiency and dynamic improvements have been made to the Hybrid Synergy Drive system, in Auris Hybrid. In the UK the new model will also feature 1.4-litre diesel and 1.33 and 1.6-litre petrol engines.

New Toyota AurisThe steering and suspension have been revised to help give a more comfortable, responsive and enjoyable drive. Attention has also been paid to weight management, with more high tensile steel used in the car’s construction. This has helped increase body stiffness by 10 per cent and save up to 40kg in overall vehicle weight, while also helping to lower the car’s centre of gravity.

The new model will be given its European premiere on 27 September. Details of UK sales introduction, specifications and prices will be announced at a later date.

64 comments

  1. I ordered a current Auris Colour Collection 1.6 Multi Mode and was given a delivery date. 3 days later the factory cancelled the order: reason given that they were no longer making Multi Mode boxes. Does this mean the new model will have a proper automatic box. The specification included keyless entry and start, cruise control, rain sensing wipers, dusk sensing light, self dipping mirror, auto foldaway wing mirrors, all at NO extra cost. Will the new model have this level of specification as standard or will they be an ADDITIONAL cost?

    1. Hi Neil,
      Thanks for getting in touch with us. Unfortunately, information about specific transmissions, specifications and pricing for the All New Auris have yet to be released. This new model is being revealed at the Paris Motor Show on 27th September and we will be sharing more information after this event, here on the Toyota blog.
      Many thanks.

  2. Can you tell me if the new Auris has a spare wheel in the boot, either full size or a space saver. I certainly hope it does, as the pump and sealer kits are not effective in many circumstances. Ref watchdog on the BBC 17/10/2012.

  3. Hi Michael,
    The new Auris comes with a tyre repair kit, this is to save on added weight to the vehicle and so to improve driving efficiency.
    Thank you for posting and we’re sorry this is not the answer you were looking for.
    Kind regards.

  4. I am now concerned ref tyre repair kit, is there an option to purchase a full size spare or space saver wheel, and stowage for it.
    I worked for the AA and many customers were left with no vehicle when the tyre couldn’t be replaced at night or weekends bank holidays etc until a tyre could be sorted, I for one will not buy any car if the ony option is a repair kit, as these are only good for slow punctures, with the full weight of the car on a completely flat tyre you need a jack so lessen the resistance, Toyota NO fit a spare

    1. Hi John,
      Thanks for getting in touch with us. We are currently working with our product and design colleagues who are looking at the possibility of offering a space saver as an option. Unfortunately we cannot provide further details or any confirmation at this stage.
      Many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and experience.

  5. Thanks for the quick reply Amy.
    As far as I am concerned the lack of a spare wheel in the boot of a car is a total deal breaker. The very real possibility that you will be stranded if you have a puncture is just not acceptable at all. It is irresponsible
    for car makers to send new cars out onto the road without a spare wheel (space saver or full size) in the boot. If Toyota do not have a rethink and offer a spare wheel then I will be buying a VW Golf MK7 (which does have a spare wheel provided). The breakdown services dread attending puncture jobs when no spare is available, they know it is going to be a lot of hassle for them.

  6. Has the new auris got a spare wheel & if not, is there an option to buy one,and will it fit in normal stowage position

  7. Hi John,
    The new Auris comes with a tyre repair kit, our Product department are currently reviewing the possibility of having a space saver as an option. Unfortunately, we are still unable to provide any confirmation at this stage, but will be sure to update you through the Toyota blog once known.
    Many thanks.

  8. Lets hope the spare is an option
    Otherwise it’s going to be a Golf mk7 for me, as that has a spare
    Regards John

  9. On my third Toyota but looks like my last, the new RAV4 and the new Auris do not have spare wheels. Roads are getting worse and is now about 8000 between punctures, 50% would not have been fixed by goo or get me long distance home. VW and Skoda all give you the option, full size in some cases! So no spare, someone else will get my cash

    1. got a space saver wheel with my new Auris hybrid, it doesn’t fit properly in the well and can’t be secured, so I have the kit to fix slow puncture option in car and space saver as a back up at home, if the kit gets me home out of hours etc, I can swap wheels get to garage etc, if the puncture is too bad for inflation kit I will use Club Toyota to get me to a place to source new tyre etc,
      The car is a beauty.

  10. hi we are looking to lease 3 vehicle,i am liking the new toyota auris 5 door hatch back.do you have pictures of boot inside.or will you no what size it is.

    1. Hello Rikesh,
      Many thanks for your post.
      You can find more details about the New Auris here: http://ow.ly/h3aiB.
      The standard size of the boot is 54.92 inches long by 53.15 inches wide by 34.45 inches high. You can find more statistics under the ‘Specs & Prices / Specifications’ section.
      Many thanks.

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