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New Toyota Auris debuts at 2018 Geneva Motor Show

Toyota’s third-generation Auris makes its world debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, sporting a more dynamic design and offering the option of a brand new hybrid powertrain.

Based on customer feedback the brand has decided to offer its core models with a choice of two hybrid electric powertrains.

The first uses a 1.8-litre petrol engine and provides the traditional benefits of fuel efficiency and a relaxing drive, with 120PS.

An all-new 2.0-litre hybrid offers greater power and more dynamic driving characteristics, with 177PS.

A 1.2-litre turbo petrol unit will also be available.

The new Auris will be built at Toyota Manufacturing UK’s Burnaston plant with engine production taking place at the company’s Deeside factory.

Its new platform promises a more rewarding driving experience thanks to a low centre of gravity, multi-link rear suspension, and a more rigid body shell through the use of high strength steel reinforcement in key areas.

Longer and lower than its predecessor, the new Auris adopts a significantly more dynamic design and has increased in length by 40mm, providing more interior space.

The new Auris’s design can be further emphasised with an optional bi-tone colour scheme, which combines the body colour with a black finish to the roof and pillars.

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