Toyota has revealed the first estate version of the Auris – the 2013 Toyota Auris Touring Sports – at the Paris Motor Show.
Toyota revealed earlier this month that the Auris Estate – the Auris Sports Tourer – would be arriving at the Paris Motor Show to add the first estate version of the Auris to the range.
It’s a sensible move by Toyota to add an estate version to a car that competes in a segment where 25 per cent of all cars sold are estates, and the Auris Estate looks a decent offering.
The Auris Touring Sports sits on the same 2600mm wheelbase as the Auris hatch, but it gets and extra 285mm longer thanks to the new shed on the back, a shed that offers what looks like a decent carrying capacity )although Toyota aren’t actually telling us how much ‘stuff’ the Auris estate can carry).
Other than the extra room in the back – and a rather clumsy looking back end – the Auris Touring Sports is pretty much the new Auris and will come with the same powertrain and trim options, including an HSD version – the Toyota Auris Touring Sports Hybrid.
The 2013 Toyota Auris Touring Sports is expected to arrive in UK showrooms in the autumn of 2013, by which time we should have a price for the Auris Estate.