2013 The new Auris Touring Sports DPL: Stylish exterior design
- A stylish and elegant road presence
- Excellent aerodynamic performance with Cd of just 0.28
- Skyview: one of the largest panoramic sunroof in the segment
As with the new hatchback, the Auris Touring Sports' bold, dynamic exterior design maximises the aerodynamic benefits of the model's reduction in overall height, and the dynamic improvements offered by its lower centre of gravity.
The new exterior design has an excellent aerodynamic performance. The Auris Touring Sports' drag coefficient of just Cd 0.28 contributes to reducing fuel consumption.
The new Auris Touring Sports shares the hatchback's new frontal design, which combines Toyota's Under Priority design language with Keen Look headlamp and LED Daytime Running Light (DRL) detailing to give the new wagon a powerful yet elegant road presence.
The Under Priority design features a large, trapezoidal lower grille set within the front bumper, and a smaller upper grille running full width between the new headlamps.
Beneath a low sweeping bonnet line, the upper grille features a central, chrome-plated horizontal trim bar which is visually extended into the narrow, purposefully styled headlamp clusters to accentuate the width of the vehicle.
Within the headlamp clusters, the trim bar flows into an 'eyebrow' form which accentuates the exceptionally narrow clearance between the bonnet and the Bi-HID (High Intensity Discharge) or halogen lamp projector unit. This highly innovative headlamp packaging also incorporates LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs). Fitted as standard on all grades, they give the new Auris Touring Sports a unique visual signature.
Flanked by integral foglamp housings with chrome surround detailing, the large lower grille combines a piano black finish with a floating, lower chrome accent to the lip spoiler, once again accentuating the width of the new wagon and emphasising its planted, solid stance.
In profile, the Auris Touring Sports also shares the hatchback's steeply raked windscreen, which flows into an extended roofline featuring aluminium roof rails and an integral rear spoiler. At 1,553 mm long by 960 mm wide, the optional Skyview panoramic sunroof is one of the largest in the segment and further strengthens the impression of roominess created by the all-new interior.
The extended, three-panel side glazing features blacked-out pillars, including a piano black finish to the B pillar, and is underscored by chrome-accented trim above the bodywork's powerful, rising beltline crease.
To the rear, the Auris Touring Sports features a new bumper and tailgate design, with the loadspace sill set 100 mm lower than that of the hatchback, above a chrome floating rear spoiler. As with the rest of the Auris range, a distinctive, wraparound rear combination lamp design reinforces the shape of the rear wing, new D pillar design and rear screen.
The new Auris Touring Sports will be available in a choice of ten exterior colours, of which three -Granite Grey, Avantgarde Bronze and Horizon Blue- are new. Pearl White is exclusive to full hybrid models. A choice of wheels includes a new 15" and 16" wheelcap design and 16" and 17" alloys.
The Auris Hybrid Touring Sports incorporates unique detailing to identify it as the flagship of the model range. The lower grille and lower rear bumper diffuser are finished in a hybrid-exclusive graphite gloss paint colour, and the Toyota bonnet and tailgate logos are in hybrid blue. There are hybrid logos on the front wings and a hybrid mark on the tailgate. Both 15" silver and 17" dark metallic alloy wheels are of a new design unique to the full hybrid model.