New 2013 Toyota Auris revealed

 Toyota Auris

This is the new 2013 Toyota Auris, which goes on sale in December priced from £14,495. It's lower, longer and lighter than the current Auris and will be a key rival for the 2013 Volkswagen Golf, which goes on sale in October.

The Auris also has a completely new look. It's more angular than the current car and the side windows now extend behind the rear doors, while a wider tailgate is designed to make loading easier. 

Toyota says that the new Auris also has more front and rear legroom than before and that the boot is 9cm longer. 

New trim levels will be available. Active will include air-con, electric front windows and USB input; Icon adds alloy wheels, a DAB radio, a touch-screen infotainment system, Bluetooth, a rear-view camera and electric rear windows. Sport models get various sporty features including sports front seats and a different front grille, while top-of-the-range Excel cars will include part-leather seats, automatic headlights and wipers, folding doors mirrors and heated front seats. New options include a panoramic glass roof. 

There will be updated versions of the current car's engines: 1.3- or 1.6-litre petrols, a 1.4 diesel and a Hybrid that combines an 1.8-litre petrol engine with a electric motor (this is the most expensive model, at £21,745). A six-gear manual gearbox is standard for all petrol and diesel models, while an automatic gearbox is an option for the 1.6 petrol and standard for the Hybrid. 

Toyota Auris

Read the review of the current Toyota Auris.