New Toyota Auris, aka Corolla iM, has only one non-hybrid powerplant

8 March 2018 - Autoblog

New Toyota Auris, aka Corolla iM, has only one non-hybrid powerplant

Future Corolla hatchbacks will have several hybrid options

Toyota has presented its new-generation Auris hatchback at the Geneva Motor Show. The Auris nameplate isn't familiar to American customers, but it's in most respects a hatchback Corolla; the name debuted alongside the sedan Corolla over a decade ago, and in some markets it has supplanted the regular four-door completely. In the United States, the Auris has been sold as the Scion iM, and lately it's been called the Corolla iM. But so much for the history lesson — here's the new one.

We reported earlier that the new Auris will be offered with hybrid tech, but we didn't yet know to what degree. The old generation had a single hybrid option and five "regular" engines; for the new generation, the tables are turned, as there will be only one conventional gasoline engine offered, a 1.2-liter turbo engine shared with the Yaris. All other choices are hybrid powertrains, ranging from the 122-horsepower 1.8-liter hybrid to the 180-horsepower 2.0-liter hybrid we mentioned in an earlier post. The diesel option that's offered in Europe appears to be done for.

The new Auris sits on the new TNGA global platform, which will stand as a basis for all future Toyota passenger cars. In the Auris, there's a new multilink rear suspension to improve handling, and high-strength steel in the body shell also contributes to rigidity. The new car is an inch shorter than the outgoing one, but the wheelbase has been lengthened by 1.6 inches. If anything, the hatchback is now lower and wider, with the optional two-tone color package offering more contrast in the design.

News By Tags

A1A2ACAPAcidentealfa romeoAlfa Romeo GiuliaAlgarveAljustrelAmaranteappleArcos de ValdevezAssociação Automóvel de Portugalaston martinauctionaudiAudi A3Audi A4Audi A6Audi e-tronAudi q8Audi Rs4Audi Rs6Autódromo Internacional do AlgarveBarreiroBejabentleybikebikesBMWBMW 2 SeriesBMW 4 SeriesBMW 8 seriesBMW M3BMW M4BMW m5BMW X3BMW X5BMW x7bmw z4bombeirosBragaBrasilBrazilBrexitBugattibuying guideCabrioCaminhaCampeonato de Portugal de KartingCampeonato Nacional de Velocidadecar rentCarlos GhosnCarro elétricocarros usadosCarta de conduçãoCascaisCastelo BrancochinaChryslercitroenclassicclassic carclassicsCoimbraconvertiblecoronavirusCrash Testcrash testsCristiano RonaldoCupraCupra Formentorcustom cardaciaDacia DusterDacia Sanderodieseldiesel scandaldieselgatedrag raceDucatielectricEMELemissionsEspanhaEspinhoEstacionamentoestradasEUEuropaeuropeevFafeFaroFCAFederação de Motociclismo de PortugalFerrariFiatFiat 500Fiat 500eFiat 500XFiat PandafordFord FiestaFord Focusformula 1FranceFrankfurt Motor ShowGenesisGeneva Motor ShowGermanyGNRGondomarGoogleGovernoGuimarãeshondaHonda CivichybridHyundaiHyundai i20Hyundai Santa FeHyundai TucsonISVitaliaItalyJaguarjeepJeep CompassJeep GladiatorJeep WranglerkiaLA Auto ShowLamborghiniLancialand roverLand Rover DefenderLand Rover DiscoveryLeirialexusLisboaLisbonLotusLouléMaçãoMadeiraMaiaMarco de CanavesesMatosinhosmatrículasmazdaMazda CX-5Mazda MiataMcLarenMercado automóvelmercedesMercedes A-classMercedes S-ClassmetroMGminiMini CooperMini CountrymanMini John Cooper WorksMitsubishiMitsubishi OutlanderMontalegreMorganMOTOCROSS E ENDUROmotorcyclemotorsportNew York Auto ShownissanNissan LeafNissan QashqaiOlhãoopelOpel AstraOpel CorsaOpel MokkaOvarPalmelaparcómetrosParedesPenafielPeugeotPeugeot 208Peugeot 508Peugeot 508 SWpickuppolicePonte de LimaPorschePorsche 911Porsche CayennePorsche MacanPorsche TaycanPorsche Taycan Cross TurismoportagensPortimãoPortoPortugalpreçosProdução automóvelPSAPSPradaresRalicrossRamRange RoverRange Rover EvoquerecallrenaultRenault CapturRenault DusterRenault MeganeRenault Zoerent a carrestorationsafetysafety ratingsSafety testsSamsungSanta Maria da FeiraSantaremSão MiguelseatSeat CupraSeat LeonSeat TarracoSergio MarchionneSetubalSintraskodasmartSmart ForTwospainspy shotsStellantissubarusupercarssuvsuzukiSuzuki JimnytaxitechnologyteslaTesla Model 3Tokyo Motor ShowtoyotaToyota AygoToyota Hiluxtoyota supraToyota YarisTroféu BetatrucktuninguberukUnited StatesUSAused car buying guideValençaValongovendasVendas de carrosViana do CasteloVieira do MinhoVila Nova de FamalicãoVila Nova de GaiaVila RealVila VerdeViseuvolkswagenVolkswagen GolfVolkswagen ID.4volvoVolvo XC40vwVW CaddyVW golfVW PoloVW T-RocYamaha