Toyota Auris Touring Sports made a world debut in Paris, adding an estate body style to the range for the first time. The model will be the first in the segment available with a full hybrid powertrain.

The new Toyota comes with a dynamic design which doesn't compromise its load carrying ability. In addition it is also a mark of the latest stage in brand's diversification of its full hybrid model line-up.

Auris Touring Sports improves the aerodynamic performance of the Auris Hatchback with a design that gives it a low height and low centre of gravity. Although it has the same 2600mm wheelbase as the hatchback, it is 285mm longer. This means that it has a bigger loadspace.

Furthermore, the model comes also with the same front-end design as the hatch, but in profile the steeply raked windscreen flows into an extended roofline including anodized aluminium rails and an integrated rear spoiler.

The side glazing of the vehicle extends across three panels and has a gloss black B-pillars. It is underscored by a chrome-accented trim above a rising belt line crease.

In addition, another modification can be seen on the bumper and tailgate, which now have a new design. They have a sill set 80mm lower than the hatchback. At last to be mentioned is that the height of the license plate is raised to maintain balanced proportions and the new wraparound rear combination lamps reinforce the shaped of the D-pillars and the rear screen.

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Source: Toyota