(VIDEO) 2012 Paris Motor Show: new Toyota Auris Hybrid, new ambitions
With a more outstanding style, in line with the latest Toyotas, the "look Keen", here is the 2012 Auris. A dynamic design, sharpened, with a front-end that break with the previous model and an obvious similarity with the rear-end of the CT200h or the latest Hyundai i30...
As for the RAV4 EV, Toyota boasts the best Cd of the segment with 0.28.
What is visible from the outside will also be inside, more ergonomic, Toyota announces an improved quality finish and materials. Its length, up by 30cm will benefit the trunk and rear seats.
In the center console, it uses some of the elements found in the Yaris Hybrid. Another common feature is the battery layout, placed under the rear seats, it preserves the cargo space of the combustion model, 360litres.
Awaiting for its detailed specs sheet, we already know that it will keep 1.8l full hybrid powertrain that will for sure offer emissions well below 93g/km announced by the previous version. The hybrid version, pioneer of the compact hybrid segment should represent one third of the manufacturer's sales in France and Europe.
This new version should allow the Auris to consolidate its position as number two of hybrid car sales in Europe, just behind the Prius! Official public debut will take place at the Paris Motor Show on September 27th