The new Auris will be launched by Toyota at the Paris motor show later this month.
Prices will range from £14,495 for the Active 1.33 Dual VVT-i model through to £21,745 for the Excel Hybrid Synergy Drive. The revised specification for the British-built five door hatchback will make consumers consider that to be a good deal.
The Auris will be available in petrol, diesel and hybrid models as soon as it hits showrooms. The two petrol units, the 1.33 Dual VVT-i and 1.6 Valvematic, and the 1.4 D-4D diesel model will offer motorists a six-speed transmission. The Auris Hybrid is an E-CVT automatic.
Features will include Vehicle Stability Control, LED daytime running lights, seven airbags, Hill-start Assist Control and an all-new follow-me-home lighting system as well.
Toyota will introduce four different grades on the new Auris models - the lowest grade being Active trim, then Icon and Sport, through to the highest grade Excel. The Hybrid is only available in Icon and Excel, for example, whereas the 1.33 Dual VVT-i engine is offered in Active and Icon.
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