You are looking into a prototype of the 2019 Toyota Auris Touring Sports. The awesome wagon has been spotted somewhere in Europe while it was testing its new abilities. Judging by the spy shots, the vehicle will look pretty much the same as the hatchback version of Auris which has been introduced a few weeks ago at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. It will also share a lot with the compact sibling, so we know what to expect even now.
The 2019 Toyota Auris Touring Sports will rely on three powertrain options. Diesel is out of option for sure. Instead, the wagon will use two hybrids and one straight gasoline engine. A plug-in hybrid with a 1.8-liter gas engine that currently powers the C-HR crossover will definitely be one choice. The second hybrid will be mated to a 2.0-liter engine. The powertrain will deliver around 180 horsepower, which is more than enough for the wagon. Though, if you don’t find attractive the electrified versions you can always pick a 1.2-liter turbocharged engine with almost 120 ponies. Toyota will offer a new six-speed manual transmission, but buyers will be able to choose an optional CVT transmission too. The CVT is also all-new and will reportedly additionally improve immediacy and smoothness of the new-gen Auris TS.
The camouflaged prototype hides its styling, but the wagon will share almost everything with its hatchback sibling for sure. Well, okay, the rear end will be totally different, but everything else will be exactly the same. As for the rear end, the carmaker made it so clever so the potential user can load bulky stuff without any problem. That’s all thanks to lower tailgate opening, which is, by the way, squarely shaped.
Since it will ride on a new platform, the 2019 Toyota Auris Touring Sports will get some additional benefits, such as lighter and larger body. And while we don’t know how many pounds or kilos the new-gen wagon is going to cut off, we do know that the vehicle features 40 additional millimeters in length and 30mm in width, while there’s going the front overhang should be cut off for 20 mm. This will definitely make the amazing wagon even cozier. The carmaker has fitted a more sophisticated multi-link rear suspension setup and the bodyshell is more rigid. Form the outside, well, to be honest, the new-gen Auris Touring Sports will just like the hatchback sibling get an evolutionary redesign. Both front and rear ends are going to be all-new, but the overall design will be rather familiar. The more aggressive front end is very obvious even now. That’s achieved with a chunkier bumper and slimmer headlights. Both the headlights and new taillights are LED of course.
The redesigned wagon won’t be available in North America. Instead, it will be introduced in Europe and Asia later this year.