Toyota Auris Touring Sports: A study in black… and scarlet

The Geneva Motor Show  played host to the public debut of the new production-ready Auris Touring Sports compact estate and a new design study of the same model.

Called the Auris Touring Sports Black, the model is designed to prove an estate car can offer more than just functionality.

The attention-grabbing exterior is underwritten by new Night Sky black metallic paintwork, which is dramatically contrasted with red-accented 19″ alloy wheels (two inches larger in diameter than those found on the Sport model), red inserts in the bumpers, and red trim on the front grille – think old school styling cues re-imagined for the 21st Century.

The sporty appearance of this study is further complemented with twin centre-exit chrome exhaust pipes, dark tinted rear LED lights, and piano black roof rails.

Behind the privacy glass lies a reworked interior that echoes the exterior treatment, which in this study means a cabin with many of the touch points – steering wheel, gear knob, handbrake lever, door cards and seats – trimmed in black leather with red double stitching.

In addition, the exclusive sports seats feature Alcantara centre panels; a material that is also applied to the interior pillars and headlining. Finally, the standard blue dashboard­ illumination found on the production Auris has been switched to red, so the instruments are basked in a more appropriate glow.

None of the production car’s functionality has been lost in this study. The Auris Touring Sports Black still delivers 530 litres of luggage space and a class-leading 1,658-litre capacity once the one-touch Easy-Flat rear seats have been lowered.

There is currently no news on whether the study will ever make it into production – but rest assured, Toyota Blog readers will be first to know if it does.

Comments (8)

  1. Hi, I wll most likely be ordering an Auris TS – but having seen this “black edition” I would prefer to wait until this was confirmed if it will be released. Wouldn’t want to go getting a “normal” one only to find 6months later this was available and I’m stuck in a 3yr pcp deal. 🙂

    1. Hi Pete,
      Thank you for taking the time to contact us.
      It’s great to hear how eager you are to find out more about the Auris Touring Sports ‘Black Edition’. This model is a concept, it was presented at the Geneva Motor show in March 2013. There are currently no plans for this to be a production vehicle however, the Auris Touring Sports has just started production in our Burnaston Plant in Derby. For more information about the Auris Touring Sports, we recommend contacting your local Dealer, who’ll be happy to get you behind the wheel! Alternatively here’s a link to the Toyota website:
      Many thanks,
      Toyota UK.

  2. Hi – This Auris Touring Sports Black looks fantastic. Is it known yet if there will be a Hybrid automatic version as the picture looks like the concept car is a manual ?

    Also, will it be possible to buy a left-hand drive version of the Auris Touring Sports Estate for UK use, as I am near deaf in my left ear and a left hand drive car means I can communicate effectively with my front right passenger. Many thanks. Nick.

    1. Hi Nick,
      The Auris Hybrid Touring Sports comes with an automatic e-CVT transmission (so yes, a hybrid automatic version will be available). You may be able to order a LHD vehicle however you’d need to discuss this with your nearest Toyota Dealer. Find yours here:
      We do hope this helps, many thanks.

    1. Hi Imran,
      The Auris Touring Sports Black is a concept car and so this has not been confirmed for production. Will be sure to update you here on the Toyota Blog with any new model updates.
      The new Auris Touring Sports is on sale from July, you can find out more here:
      Thanks for your question.

  3. toyota user for 25 years.d Currently own Auris 2.2 SRD. Been waiting for something to excite. May be this is the one.

    1. Good morning,
      Great news to hear of your Toyota loyalty and interest!
      If there’s anything we can help with, please let us know.

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