A wagon variant of the Auris is offered for the first time and will benefit from hybrid tech
Matt Burt
27 September 2012

A wagon version of the new Toyota Auris will be officially unveiled by the Japanese manufacturer at the Paris motor show later this month.

The Auris Touring Sports – seen here in a disguised teaser image that Autocar has enhanced to reveal extra rear detail – adds a wagon body to Toyota's new C-segment challenger, which will take on the likes of the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra estates.

The wagon will be revealed alongside the five-door Auris, which you can read more about here.

It is the first time the Auris has been offered as an estate, and Toyota is promising versatility, a dynamic design and clever packaging to maximise load space.

What really sets the Auris Touring Sports apart is that it is the first estate in the segment to be offered with a full hybrid powertrain alongside conventional petrol and diesel engine options.

The hybrid drivetrain is expected to be a development of the 1.8-litre petrol engine/electric motor and nickel-metal hydride battery set-up used in the current five-door Auris.

 

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7 September 2012

I find our fridge more interesting than this car.

Driving a Picasso empties your wallet.

8 September 2012

Certainly would, after all the saloon wasn't that well liked.

Peter Cavellini.

8 September 2012

Why on earth would they stick 'sport' in its name? Stupid!

A34

10 September 2012

... but the intern used Google Translate and it came out as Tourer Sports!

10 September 2012

Don't underestimate the interest of the Hybrid version to business users.
Anyone paying BIK on a company car, may consider the Sports Tourer as it could be the first practical Hybrid with a decent amount of luggage space. The current Auris Hybrid drives much better than Prius in my opinion. Although the CVT transmission with its high revs is very odd. The amount savied in tax could buy an awful lot of brown paper bags to wear whilst driving!

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