Toyotaunveiled its new Auris hatchback. The new Auris is essentially a hatch version of the new Corolla for European and Japan customers, which has not yet been unveiled. 2007 Auris will be shown at the Bologna motor show in December. European sales will start in February. Auris is also being sold in Japan.
2007 Toyota Auris will be offered in three and five-door hatchback body styles with a choice of two gas engines (1.4 VVT-i with 97 hp and 1.6 Dual VVT-i with 122 horsepower) and three diesels (1.4 with 89 hp, 2.0 with 124 hp, and 2.2 D-4D with 175 hp), all of which meet Euro IV emissions standards. A wide choice of gearboxes will be available, too, including a six-speed manual transmission fitted as standard on the 2.0 D-4D 130 and 2.2 D-4D 180. A MultiMode system with paddle shift controls will be available as an option on the 1.4 D-4D 90 and 1.6 Dual VVT-i engines.