Toyota is about to expand the new Auris lineup by adding a new estate version to it. Called the Auris Touring Sports, this car made a lot of sense for Toyota, what with estate cars accounting for 25 percent of sales in the C-segment sales. They just had to sort of elongate an Auris hatchback to arrive at this.
Despite the extra length, both Auris wagon and hatchback has the same wheeelbase of 2,600mm. So interior space is no different for the passengers. The 280mm extra length the Touring is blessed with is all used to create a large cargo area.
Design-wise the Touring has the same front-end as the Auris hatchback, and also shares its steeply raked windscreen, which flows into an extended roofline featuring anodised aluminium roof rails and an integral rear spoiler. Around at the back, and apart form the pillars and the rear screen, the car gets a new bumper and tailgate design, with the loadspace sill set 80 mm lower than that of the hatchback.
Toyota Auris Touring Sports and Auris hatchback also shares the same engine lineup including the HSD full hybrid powertrain.