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Toyota unveils new Auris

Toyota has unveiled the latest addition to its Auris range, the Touring Sports, which sees an estate body style added for the first time.



With estate versions accounting for about 25 per cent of the sales mix in the mainstream family car market (C-segment) in Europe, Toyota has announced that the Auris Touring Sports will be the first to be available with a full hybrid powertrain.



"The new model is versatile with a dynamic design that doesn't compromise its load carrying ability. It also marks the latest stage in Toyota's diversification of its full hybrid model line-up," the Japanese manufacturer states.



The car has the same 2,600 mm wheelbase as the hatchback, but is 285mm longer overall, all of which is accounted for in the extended loadspace.



It also has the same front-end design as the hatch, but in profile the windscreen flows into an extended roofline, which features anodised aluminium rails and an integrated rear spoiler.



Meanwhile, the side glazing extends across three panels, with gloss black B-pillars, and is underscored by a chrome-accented trim above the rising beltline crease.



The height of the number plate has also been raised to maintain balanced proportions, while the new wraparound rear combination lamps reinforce the shaped of the D-pillars and the rear screen, which Toyota says will offer motorists style, as well as substance.

 
 
 

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