Brussels, Belgium,

Higher quality, more unified interior design

  • All-new interior design with more space, greater comfort and improved sensory quality
  • Consistency of font, colour, lighting and finish, giving a greater sense of unity for a more integrated feel
  • Extensive use of soft touch materials and leather for improved tactility
  • New, more comfortable seats with lower hip point, longer travel and greater height adjustment
  • All versions, hybrid included, offer increased luggage space of 360 litres

Offering more space and greater comfort for occupants, the design of the new interior places the emphasis on improved sensory quality and -through consistency of font, colour, lighting and finish- a greater sense of unity for a more integrated feel.

A new, cleaner design features bold forms, enhanced functionality and higher quality materials. The dashboard combines a strong horizontal design line to reinforce front cabin width and spaciousness with a more ergonomic, driver-focused layout of instrumentation and switchgear.

The more driver-oriented nature of the design is reinforced by the strong curve of the instrument binnacle hood flowing down the side of the centre console to give a visual focus to the driver's cockpit area.

Within the new instrument binnacle, a clear, simple two or three dial design features white needles and numerals. All switchgear uses the same font and is backlit in clear blue along with both the instrument binnacle and the centre console for a premium look and complete visual consistency.

Bringing a strong sense of visual coordination to the new interior, the meter surrounds, centre stack, transmission tunnel trim, air conditioning and audio controls, and door handles are all finished in a matching, high quality, satin silver finish.

The air vents, audio panel, transmission tunnel and steering wheel are trimmed with a silver paint finish. On higher grades, the dashboard itself is finished in genuine leather with baseball stitching.

The new interior's sensory quality and visual harmony is further enhanced by the improved tactility of finishes through the cabin, with careful consideration given to every surface texture with which the occupants will come into contact.

The instrument panel upper surface and door trim shoulder areas are finished in soft touch materials, and the cockpit pillars are trimmed with fabric. The gearshift knob is of a new design, and the steering wheel is clad in the highest quality Nappa leather with single baseball stitching. Both assist grips and door grips are finished in a soft texture grain, and the door armrests are padded.

Incorporating longer travel and greater height adjustment, the newly developed seats offer excellent comfort. The seat height has been reduced by 40 mm and the steering wheel tilt angle lowered by 2 degrees, creating a more engaging driving position. Standard on Style grade, a newly developed sports seat offers a high level of additional lateral support.

Live and Active grade seats are finished in a high quality fabric Style grade seats adding red panels. Lounge grade seats are finished in black velour with genuine leather seat bolsters. Black, full leather upholstery is available as an option on Lounge grade models, with an Ice Grey leather option exclusive to Hybrid models.

The new Auris will be available with a new black interior colour scheme featuring matt textures. A matt grain with the appearance of real leather is created by combining a geometrical pattern of dots with leather grain texture.

The new front seat design increases rear seat knee room by 20 mm, and the rear door opening width has been enlarged. The loadspace length has been increased by 50 mm and the tailgate opening width increased by 90 mm. Featuring the added flexibility of a dual-level loadspace deckboard and 60:40 split-folding rear seats, all versions, including the hybrid, offer an increased luggage capacity of 360 litres.

The practicality of the new Auris interior is hallmarked by functional features and generous storage space. These include 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, dashboard and rear centre console storage space for small items, 3 12-Volt accessory sockets and an AUX external input plug, a removable package tray, deck hooks and a dual level loadspace deckboard.


Hybrid-specific Interior Design

Auris Hybrid models benefit from a repackaging of the battery pack under the rear seat, and luggage capacity is now equivalent to that of other models in the range.

The Auris Hybrid has an exclusive meter and Eco Drive Support monitor design within the driver's instrument binnacle, a hybrid blue shift-by-wire gear lever and hybrid-exclusive instrument panel ornamentation.

Active grade versions feature a hybrid blue brushed aluminium instrument panel finish, whilst high grade models offer a choice of Ice Blue leather or Black leather inserts.