Set to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, the hatchback features sporty styling and a variety of upgraded engines.

Toyota has released new details about the 2013 Auris.

Set to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, the redesigned hatchback has "sleeker and more confident" styling. Notable highlights include LED-infused headlights, a trapezoidal intake and an aggressive rear end. The model will be available in ten exterior colors and can be equipped with 15-, 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, the cabin benefits from higher quality materials and a modern design. Key features include a three-spoke steering wheel, satin silver trim and a leather-wrapped dashboard on higher-end variants.

Under the hood, four different engines are available. The 1.33-liter petrol produces 98 hp (73kW) and 128 Nm (94 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the hatchback to average 52.3 mpg UK (5.4 L/100km / 43.5 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 125 g/km.

The 1.6-liter Valvematic petrol, on the other hand, develops 130 hp (97kW) and 160 Nm (118 lb-ft) of torque. When equipped with a manual transmission, the model has a combined fuel economy rating of 47.9 mpg UK (5.9 L/100 km / 39.9 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 138 g/km.

Next up, the 1.4 D-4D diesel cranks out 89 hp (66 kW) and 205 Nm (151 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission.

Lastly, the Aruis Hybrid has a 1.8-liter VVT-i petrol engine and an electric motor for a combined output of 134 hp (100 kW) and 142 Nm (105 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 10.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 112 mph (180 km/h). There's no word on fuel efficiency, but the model can travel approximately 1.2 miles (1.9 km) on electricity alone.

Check out the press release for additional information


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