First introduced in Europe in 2013, The Auris’s styling is a good deal more modern than that of its predecessor. It’s decently spacious in the front, so there’s a lot to be said for the Auris’s compact package, especially in urban areas. By lowering the Auris's roofline and reducing its ride height, Toyota cars
has reduced the center of gravity which in turn affords a more supple suspension.
There are five trims to peruse through - Active, Icon, Business Edition, Design and Excel. Entry-level models get steel wheels, LED day-running-lights, climate control, front electric windows and USB connectivity as standard, while hybrid models get 15" alloys and key-less start added. Upgrade to Icon and you get 16" alloys, Toyota Safety Sense technology, electric windows, a reversing camera, and Touch 2 infotainment system complete with a 7" touchscreen display, DAB radio and Bluetooth, while the fleet-friendly Business Edition adds cruise control, heated seats and sat navigation.
Improved fuel efficiency, handling and ride are the aims, while criticism of the old car’s striking but ergonomically troubled flying-buttress center console has provoked a major rethink of the dashboard’s architecture and finish, of which more shortly.
Talking about the new Toyota Auris 2018, the overall shape of it looks a lot cleaner as Toyota seems to have ditched the weird-looking third pillar of the current Auris for a more natural design that follows the roof line. The bonnet also appears to adopt a clam-shell-like design while the headlights look like they are stretched towards the grille, for a more dynamic face. Also, Toyota will offer the new Auris with the Toyota Prius and Arius Hybrid 2018 powertrain as well as a turbocharged 1.2-liter petrol engine.