Toyota Unveils New Auris: Will It Become The Next Matrix?

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Toyota Unveils New Auris: It Become The Next Matrix?


Toyota Auris

Ten ago, hatchbacks were by most Americans as ‘econoboxes’ to offer cheap, cheerful

As a consequence, Toyota catered to need with its no-frills compact hatch, while the of the world was given the Toyota a more sophisticated compact Toyota believed too expensive for the market.

But with the current Matrix in desperate need of a and Toyota unveiling an all-new hatchback at the 2012 Paris Show, could the Auris its way to the U.S. as a Matrix replacement?

Old, stale, underperforming

while the Matrix isn’t yet. it is struggling to compete much newer, more hatches.

Not only does the hatch have an instantly design, but the abysmal gas mileage of its AWD (23mpg combined) and 22-29 mpg of its other variants hardly make it one of the efficient compact cars on the today.

In fact, last year, of the Corolla-derived hatch were so low Toyota was reportedly considering the car all together .

Cleaner, sportier,

By contrast, the new Auris hatchback set to debut in the European and Japanese next year — is and better-looking than both the Auris and the Matrix.

Interestingly, it almost matches the Matrix in terms of length, and wheelbase, but loses around 4 in height.

The result is a sportier-looking with a more aggressive and styling that complements the of the 2012 Toyota Prius C and Toyota Yaris.

It also has a coefficient of just 0.28, the as cars like the 2012 Elantra and 2012 Nissan while increased torsional new steering and tuned suspension what Toyota calls “a comfortable, responsive and enjoyable

Toyota has yet to release gas mileage although the promised European-market 1.3 and four-cylinder engines — as as a 1.8-liter hybrid version on the 2012 Toyota Prius should offer good and gas mileage.

It’s worth however, that any U.S. would likely only get the option, without 1.3-liter or hybrid variants.


With the Toyota Corolla due an for 2013, and the Matrix soon could a U.S. Auris Toyota a much-needed competitor to well-equipped compact hatchbacks the 2012 Ford Focus?

Do you think the new Auris is better than the current Matrix?

Toyota replace the aging hatchback with its altogether sophisticated European or Japanese

Most importantly, would you buy

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