Brussels, Belgium,

2013 The new Auris Touring Sports DPL: Superior loadspace and segment-best functionality

  • Class-leading luggage capacity of up to 1,658 litres
  • Class-leading loadspace of up to 2,047 mm
  • Easy Flat one-touch foldable rear seats and double level loadspace floor

Sharing its 2,600 mm wheelbase and 10.4 metre turning circle, the Auris Touring Sports is 285 mm longer than the hatchback - all of which is dedicated to the extended loadspace.

With the rear seats in place, the loadspace is 1,115 mm long and 1,452 mm wide with a superior capacity of 530 litres. With the 60:40 split/folding rear seats folded flat, the loadspace length increases to a maximum length of 2,047 mm and a maximum height of 890 mm (760 mm with double floor deckboard in place) to give a class-leading total capacity of 1,658 litres.

The hybrid models benefit from a packaging of the battery pack under the rear seat, and luggage capacity is equivalent to that of conventional models in the range.

This superior luggage capacity is matched by segment-best functionality. The Auris Touring Sports is the only C-segment wagon to offer customers the combined benefits of Toyota's Easy Flat, one-touch foldable rear seats, a double level loadspace floor, a two-way tonneau cover, a roller-type luggage net, shopping bag hooks, aluminium roof rails, three 12-Volt accessory sockets (including one in the luggage compartment) and a deck lamp.

The practicality of these functional features is further bolstered by a generous range of storage spaces, including a glove box, a sunglasses holder, coat hooks, a coin box, 4 cup and 4 bottle holders, a sliding centre console armrest with document holder, and dashboard and rear centre console storage space for small items.

The luggage area also benefits from several ancillary storage spaces, in the form of left and right compartment side wall boxes, and secondary front and side boxes beneath the loadspace deckboard.

The sill height is just 624 mm thanks to the new bumper and tailgate design - 100 mm lower than the hatchback version.

A new, optional Towing Pack allows the Auris Hybrid Touring Sports to tow loads of up to 345 kg.