It’s another wagon American can't have.
Toyota debuted the Auris earlier this year the Geneva Motor show before its American sibling the Corolla debuted later at in New York. New spy photos show the Auris Touring Sports estate completing some hot-weather testing in southern Europe, which, according to our photographers, has been hot. So hot, in fact, Toyota could have tested all over Europe. While the temperatures may be warm, the Auris is far from scorching. It's a sedate estate that'll borrow many of the Auris/Corolla hatch's design cues – at least up front.
The back is a different story. Missing is the rear-window kick upward found on the hatch. Toyota also extends the to give the Auris its estate-like appearance. The smaller spoiler off the roof looks similar to the one on the hatch, and the rear hatch glass looks the same between the two models. The taillights look different, and the rear fascia looks subdued compared to the one on the Corolla hatch. The 2019 Toyota Auris Touring Sports rides on the same TNGA platform underpinning the hatchback.
The estate should borrow the hatchback's powertrains. And, the TNGA platform means the vehicle is capable of housing both plug-in hybrid and all-electric powertrains. The new Toyota Auris Touring Sports could get a plug-in hybrid with a 1.8-litre petrol gas engine. A 2.0-litre hybrid variant is also possible.
While the 2019 Toyota Auris Touring Sports would be perfect for a new family, customers in the U.S. will have to choose between the hatch or upgrading to a crossover or larger saloon. However, customers in Europe and Asia will have no trouble tooling around in the estate. The Auris hatchback will be built in the UK at the Burnaston, Derbyshire plant while the Touring Sports should debut sometime later this year, possibly bowing at the Paris Motor Show.