Toyota Auris: new edition without a Diesel

Geneva (Switzerland), 6. March 2018

A new age of enemies in the Golf-class: At the Geneva auto salon 2018 (8. to 18. March) has drawn Toyota, the cloth of the third Generation of the Auris. A Surprise is in the engines.

Four more inches

However, we are approaching the new Auris first of all, about the dimensions: The five-door car is 4.37 m long, 1.79 meters wide and 1.43 meters high. The length increase of four inches compared to the predecessor is for the benefit of the wheelbase. In the width there are three more inches. The front Overhang has been reduced, Toyota is by 20 millimeters and the dimension is the rear end. Finally, a number: The rear window was bent to 14 degrees flat.

Toyota kills the Diesel

The Basis for the third Generation of the Auris, the TNGA platform from Toyota, which uses, for example, the C-HR. The focus drops, at the same time, the torsional stiffness increases. At the rear a multi-link rear Suspension. With regard to the Toyota engines with no Diesel. How the? The European headquarters explained that the sales of hybrid vehicles rose 38 percent, the share of Diesel engines in Toyota but is under ten percent. Therefore, it is waived in the future for all new passenger Car models on the self-detonator. Except for commercial vehicles such as Hilux, Proace and the Land Cruiser's where a lot of torque is needed.

Hybrid-double in the offer

Back to the new Auris: in addition to the well-known Turbo gasoline engine with 1.2 Liter displacement and so far, 116 HP two-Hybrid back into the program. The 1.8-Liter variant brings it to 122 HP, the two-liter 180 HP. Toyota, can be placed up to 50 percent of the typical everyday traffic of a purely electrically. For the market launch and the prices of the new Auris, there are no details yet.(rh)