The attention of visitors may be the rebirth of the fifth generation Toyota Supra Racing Concept at the Geneva Motor Show (03/08/2018). But, this hatchback is also the latest generation model, Auris.
When it comes to segmentation, this Auris fills a market niche above the Yaris, but is not officially marketed by PT Toyota Astra Motor in Indonesia. But, some general importers are quite fond of importing this car from Japan, of course based on special orders.
The design of the new generation of Toyota Auris is increasingly fantastic with a firm curve and a pair of “eye” narrows. The appearance is completely different from the predecessor Auris model.
In dimensions, the length of the body is also 40 mm longer, including the axes of the two wheels. But, the height was actually reduced by 25 mm from the previous model. Also the height of the hood is reduced even more to 47 mm. However, it even made the Auris more attractive to look at.
Being the only Toyota model that offers two hybrid variants.
Besides design, it is the main one, most recently the latest Toyota New Global Architechture (TNGA) platform, which is also used in the last generation of Prius and C-HR. This platform makes the new Auris have a lower gravity point, a more rigid body, and a multi-link suspension at the rear. Toyota also claimed, due to this change the sensation of driving increased is far more pleasant. This is a good car from Toyota I think. But there is another good car from this company, that is 2020 Toyota Tundra. About that vehicle, Car News Egg has been written a good article. You can read that.
The new generation of Auris is also Toyota’s first model offered in two hybrid system configuration options. First, the 1.8-liter engine and electric motor, powered 120 hp, just as used by Turquoise and C-HR. Second, the 2.0-liter engine is combined with an electric motor, powered by 178 hp. Also, there is a 1.2-liter turbo engine powered by 114 hp for the lowest variant. Whereas, the diesel variants available in the previous generation are now officially deleted.