We had a good look at the 2013 Toyota Auris last week, including an ad of the five-door hatchback featuring a rather eye-catching model! Here’s another video, but relax, there’s no nudity involved, just a JDM Auris prancing around on the road and track. Feels like Gran Turismo!
The domestic Auris looks pretty much the same. Japanese buyers can choose from naturally aspirated 1.5L or 1.8L engines. Only available in conjunction with a CVT, the smaller unit has 108 PS in the FWD model and 104 PS in the AWD variant. Why the latter? It snows in Japan.
The 1.8 litre engine is front-wheel drive only, and it makes 142 PS. There’s an “RS” grade with a sports exhaust system that takes max power to 145 PS. This engine can be paired to either a six-speed manual transmission or Toyota’s Super CVT-i gearbox.
In Japan, the Toyota Auris “Sports Hatch Back” is priced from 1,710,000 Yen (RM67,521) to 2,250,000 Yen (RM88,840) for the top end model. Click here for full details and a gallery of the 2013 Auris.