2016 Toyota Auris Specs, Engines, Price

Originally produced back in 2006, Auris is currently into its second generation, which started with 2012 model. This compact five-door hatchback is primarily made for European market, while its name comes from Latin word “Aurum” which means “Gold”. Toyota offers this model in two body styles, including hatchback, we mentioned, and a station wagon. 2016 Toyota Auris will also be available in both body styles, and as a regular and Hybrid model.

2016 Toyota Auris Front

2016 Toyota Auris exterior and interior

Highly equipped, and greatly designed, 2016 Toyota Auris will get some upgrades after all. Its exterior will be slightly refreshed with couple of changes, mainly to front and rear end, which is typical for mid-cycle facelifts. Headlight and taillights will be altered, and we can expect some new exterior colors to be included into the offer. Front end will also, probably, be slightly modernized, with few changes on the front fascia and grill. Together with more swept-back headlights, the overall outcome of this facelift should result in more aggressive appearance of the 2016 Auris.

Inside, we can expect changes in trims and features, while the overall design should remain the same, and wait for a proper redesign. However, the upgrades in materials, and new color schemes, will make a big difference and refresh the model’s interior look and feel. Highly equipped Auris comes available in four trim levels, which include base Active, Icon, Icon Plus and Excel. The 2016 Toyota Auris Hybrid is available in three including all beside base Active.

2016 Toyota Auris Rear

2016 Toyota Auris engines

Definitely the biggest advantage of the Auris is its broad offer of engines. It comes with completely four power units – three petrol and one diesel.

Base engine is a 1.3-liter VVT-i 4-cylinder with 99 horsepower and 96 lb-ft of torque. Average fuel consumption (in combined ride) is 51.4 mpg.

Second petrol unit is a 1.6-liter DOHC, naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder engine with an output of 127 horsepower and 118 lb-ft of torque. Average fuel consumption – combined – is 49.6 mpg.

Third engine is a 1.8-liter VVT-i with 134 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque, which is the main engine for 2016 Toyota Auris Hybrid.  It delivers 78.5 mpg in combined range. This engine is the

Diesel unit is a 1.4-liter D4-D that produces 88 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. This engine is the most economical one, as far as regular Auris, and offers 74.3 mpg.

The customers will be able to choose between manual and automatic gearbox, while the front wheel drive is standard.

2016 Toyota Auris Interior

2016 Toyota Auris price and release date

Although it is hard to assume when Japanese car producer will release its 2016 Toyota Auris, according to some sources, we can expect it late on this year. However Toyota didn’t confirm any of this speculation, nor it gave any hint about it. The price of the model is expected to start around $21,500, while the base variant of the Hybrid should be priced at $32,000, approximately.

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