According to the spy photos of its prototype being tested recently, we can say that the next-generation Toyota Auris has been on its way to hit the European market as a 2019 Toyota Auris model. When it comes to the US market, where this model has been known as the Corolla, things haven’t been cleared up yet.
The 2019 Toyota Auris is definitely going to bring some serious changes and innovations to the market. Besides its new engine options, this four-door hatchback will also undergo some significant improvements in terms of exterior design. According to the information our team has got, the 2019 Auris will ride on a brand-new Toyota New Global Architecture. This modular platform will be shared with models such as CH-R and Camry. The carmaker will employ some lightweight materials in its chassis construction, as it has been the case with most of the next-generation models these days. It will do so in order to save some weight, but also to improve its efficiency, performance and handling. The new Auris will seem wider and come with a longer wheelbase, which means more space inside. In fact, most of its exterior features will get larger or stretched kind of design. For instance, you will notice a redesigned hood, larger grille and a massive bumper that give this model sportier and more dynamic appearance. Its headlights will be stylish and narrow while the taillights in the back will get more angular design. Both will use the latest LED technology.
As we have already mentioned, its longer wheelbase will allow more space for you and your passengers inside the cabin. Namely, the 2019 Toyota Auris will provide five comfortable seats, covered in high-quality materials. Its spacious and cozy cabin will also be functional and significantly upgraded. The driver will get a 4.2-inch information display in the instrument cluster. On the other hand, the latest infotainment and entertainment system will be provided on a larger touch-screen display in the center console, probably an 8.0-inch one. You can expect features such as navigation system, climate control, audio system, USB, Bluetooth and other types of connectivity options. Safe ride will be guaranteed by its numerous driver assist technologies.
All the information about the engine choices that the 2019 Toyota Auris will offer have mostly been based on rumors. It has been said that the base model could come with a 1.2 or 1.3-liter petrol engine able to deliver 116 horsepower. This model should also be available as a plug-in hybrid so it will probably combine a 1.2-liter petrol engine and an electric motor. The other numbers and outputs have still been a mystery, although it has been speculated that this model might get a brand-new 8- or 10-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Toyota Auris Release Date and Price
The appearance of the 2019 Toyota Auris should be expected by the end of 2018 or in early 2019. Its starting price has been estimated at $14,000.