2012 Toyota Auris Hatchback review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 20 September 2012 , 10:09:18 byVeronica

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Toyota Auris Hatchback

Back in August, Japanese carmaker Toyota showed us for the first time their new 2013 models year Auris. Its official premiere will take place on the 27th of this month at the 2012 Paris motor Show. According to the carmaker, the second generation Auris was especially developed for the European customers. This will actually be its biggest market. Until now, the carmaker offered us a lot of information on the new hatch, but here they come with more. In terms of engines, the new 2013 Toyota Auris will be available with five power plants. We are talking about two petrol units, a 1.6-liter and a1.33-liter one and two diesel units, a 1.4-liter and a 2.0-liter. There is also a hybrid version that only emits 109 g/km CO2. This means 13%less than the current model found on the market. The 1.33-liter petrol is capable of developing 98 horsepower and 128 Nm of torque. The CO2 emissions were reduced to 125 g/km. The 1.6-liter unit produces 130 horsepower and 160 Nm of torque.

To transfer the power to the wheels, the engineers from Toyota have offered either a 6-speed manual or a MultiDrive S CVT transmission. Moving on, we have the 1.4-liter D-4D which is capable of developing 88 horsepower and 205 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and it features a start / stop system. It uses 3.8-liter of fuel / 100 km and emits 99 g/km CO2. A MultiMode automated manual transmission is also available. The 2.0-liter D-4D diesel engine is not only lighter, but also more refined. It generates 122 horsepower and uses 4.3-liters / 100 km. the CO2 emissions were reduced by 19% to 112 g/km.

The hybrid version of the 2013 Toyota Auris combines a 1.8-liter petrol engine and an electric motor capable of producing 60 kW. Together they produce 134 horsepower. This unit in particular can be driven in EV mode for up to 2 km and it can reach a top speed of 50 km/h. It has zero CO2 emissions. In normal mode, the new Auris can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.9 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 180 km/h. The new 2013 Auris will be available in four specifications: Live, Active, Style and last, but not least Lounge.