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2013 Toyota Auris leaks

Wed, 30 May 2012 00:00:00 -0700

The next generation Toyota Auris (Toyota Corolla) is due to debut this year as a 2013 model, and we get the first leaked photo.

We know that a replacement for the Toyota Auris is on the horizon and we’re expecting it to make a public debut (at least in Europe) at the Paris Motor Show in September before going on sale by the end of 2012.

But now, thanks to a Japanese Magazine scan, we have a pretty good idea what Toyota’s new Auris/Corolla is going to look like, and it seems to be the current Auris with a dose of Lexus thrown in for good measure.

As well as a hint of Lexus there’s also a whiff of Prius C (which we don’t get in Europe) with slimmer headlights and fogs, a new grill and a big air intake at the front.

Inside Toyota is moving the Auris a bit more upmarket with higher quality materials and splashes of silver trim dotted around the cabin, a cabin that should be roomier as the new Auris is said to be a touch longer than the current model. Hopefully that extra length is in the wheelbase to help back seat passengers.

As for the Auris name, we’re still not sure Toyota will keep that for Europe. It’s never really resonated with Toyota customers in Europe and there has been talk that Toyota will drop the Auris name and go back to Corolla for the 2013 car.

With official details on the 2013 Toyota Auris/Corolla imminent we’ll probably know for sure before long.

Source: Noticias Automotivas

By Cars UK