Toyota Auris hatchback hints at 2013 Corolla
The Toyota Auris, the hatchback version of the Corolla that is offered in Europe, has been redesigned for 2013. Set for a 2012 Paris Motor Show debut, this car serves as a preview of what to expect from the next-generation Toyota Corolla.
Toyota’s sharper styling theme helps the new Auris achieve a coefficient of drag of 0.28. The whole car has been lengthened and lowered, even though it looks like it is still based on the existing platform. The suspension and steering have also been updated. They’ve also managed to increase stiffness and reduce weight, if only slightly. The interior also gets lots of new soft-touch areas.
Engines on offer for Europe will be 1.33-litre and 1.6-litre petrol motors, a 1.4-litre diesel and a flagship hybrid model.
It remains to be seen how much of the Auris ends up in the new Corolla that is expected next year. But it seems Toyota has its priorities right, at least in the European market.