The all-new Toyota Auris has been shown for the first time at the Paris Motor Show.
The stylish family hatchback will cost from £14,495 when it goes on sale in the UK this December.
Unveiling the car alongside the new Auris Touring Sports, Didier Leroy, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Europe, said: “It features a more dynamic exterior – with the bolder more confident design being the first full execution of the new face of Toyota. Built in our plant in the UK we expect the new Auris to be the new ‘centre of gravity’ for Toyota in Europe.
“Everywhere you look you see that Auris is a great example of always making better cars.”
The new Auris will be available in 16 versions across four new grades.
The line-up will comprise entry-level Active trim, mid-range Icon and Sport models, and flagshipExcel. The engine range will include 1.33 Dual VVT-i and 1.6 Valvematic petrol and 1.4 D-4D diesel units. The petrol-electric Auris Hybrid with Hybrid Synergy Drive will also be available at launch.
Auris Hybrid uses an E-CVT automatic., while all other cars are fitted with a six-speed manual transmission. Toyota’s Multidrive S CVT automatic is offered as an option on the 1.6 Valvematic.
The 1.33 Dual VVT-i engine will be available in Active and Icon grades; the 1.6 Valvematic in Icon, Sport and Excel; and the 1.4 D-4D in all trims. Auris Hybrid will be offered in Icon and Excel versions.
All new Auris will be equipped as standard with seven airbags, a new follow-me-home lighting system, Hill-start Assist Control, Vehicle Stability Control and LED daytime running lights.
Stay tuned for more from the Paris Motor Show on the Toyota Blog.