Japanese automaker Toyota has revealed the next-gen Auris at the ongoing 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Although the news doesn’t make any sense to the Indian auto market but what makes a definite sense is that the revealed Auris previews the next-generation Toyota Corolla that will be based on the Auris sedan. Toyota Corolla is expected to be revealed globally in late 2018 or early 2019 and the Indian market will see the introduction in a few years.
The newly revealed Toyota Auris will come underpinned by Toyota’s latest modular platform- Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). As claimed by the automaker, this platform is more rigid and has a lower centre of gravity in order to improve the ride and handling experience of the cars based on the new platform. Apart from this, the TNGA platform by Toyota is highly flexible and can be converted into a variety of body styles and can be easily electrified as well. The automaker is also planning to introduce some of its future SUVs based on the same platform in the Indian market in near future.
In terms of powertrain, the newly introduced Toyota Auris will be offered with the Corolla’s new 2.0-litre hybrid powertrain from the Indian market. The engine is capable of producing 177 Bhp of maximum power. The new 2.0-litre Toyota Hybrid System (THS II) has been specially developed for TNGA-based models and packs a brand new 2.0-litre direct-injected petrol engine from Toyota’s latest Dynamic Force Engine family. Apart from this, another 1.8-litre hybrid system that also powers the Prius will also be on offer with a maximum output of 120 Bhp.