Development work continues on the Toyota Auris Cross as our spies have snapped new pictures of the upcoming model.

Development work continues on the Toyota Auris Cross as our spies have snapped new pictures of the upcoming model.

Toyota has remained tight-lipped about the car but is expected to be off-road inspired variant that will appeal crossover buyers. As a result, the prototype has an increased ride height and larger alloy wheels.

Specifications remain a mystery but previous reports have suggested the model will be powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 130 hp (97 kW) and 160 Nm (118 lb-ft) of torque. Front-wheel drive will likely be standard but all-wheel could be optional.

Nothing is official but the tentatively named Auris Cross is expected to be introduced sometime next year.

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