Monday, October 8, 2012

Paris Show 2012 Highlights: 2013 Toyota Auris Touring Sports

A wagon version of the new Toyota Auris will be officially unveiled by the Japanese manufacturer at the Paris motor show later this month.

The Auris Touring Sports – seen here in a disguised teaser image that Autocar has enhanced to reveal extra rear detail – adds a wagon body to Toyota's new C-segment challenger, which will take on the likes of the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra estates.

The wagon will be revealed alongside the five-door Auris, which you can read more about here.

It is the first time the Auris has been offered as an estate, and Toyota is promising versatility, a dynamic design and clever packaging to maximise load space.

What really sets the Auris Touring Sports apart is that it is the first estate in the segment to be offered with a full hybrid powertrain alongside conventional petrol and diesel engine options.

The hybrid drivetrain is expected to be a development of the 1.8-litre petrol engine/electric motor and nickel-metal hydride battery set-up used in the current five-door Auris.

Thanks to: Autocar

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