Unveiling the Transformation: Toyota Auris Evolution from 2006 to 2018

by Masashi S. JDM Enthusiast

The Toyota Auris produced by Toyota, is a compact hatchback introduced in 2006 until its third generation in 2018. It became a deserving heir to the Corolla Runx/Allex legacy. Now, let us examine the development throughout three generations, revealing the minor improvements that make each version unique.

2006 – 2010

The Toyota Auris 2006 – 2010 embodies Toyota’s commitment to reliability and functionality with spacious interiors and a smooth ride but also fits modest power and few features. The Auris has two engine options: a 1.5-liter DOHC 16-valve petrol engine (1NZ-FE) or a 1.8-liter DOHC 16-valve petrol unit (2ZR-FE). The more efficient 2ZR-FAE valvematic engine was replaced by the 1.8-liter (2ZR-FE) engine in 2009. The Auris is offered in front-wheel drive (FWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) with praiseworthy fuel efficiency. Other features include automatic climate control, power windows, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and multiple airbags for safety.

2010 – 2012

The Toyota Auris continues the legacy in 2010-2012 and offers a variety of engine choices: 1.5L, 1.6L, and 1.8L petrol, and 1.4L, 2.0L, and 2.2L diesel. It all features Toyota’s Optimal Drive technology for improved fuel efficiency. Furthermore, Toyota unveiled the Auris Hybrid, the world's first fully hybrid compact car, which shares the Prius's engine configuration and achieves an amazing average fuel economy of 26 km/l. Also includes climate control, power windows, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and airbags.

2013 – 2015

The Toyota Auris 2013-2015 continues the tradition of reliability and functionality with hatchback options for urban driving and small families. The Auris comes with a 1.5-liter or 1.8-liter gasoline engine option, which is also available for hybrid versions. These engines provide excellent fuel efficiency for both city and highway driving mated either with 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual, 5-speed Multimode, 6-speed manual, or CVT transmission. Possible extras include automatic climate control, a touchscreen infotainment system, parking assistance, and cutting-edge safety technologies like adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning are possible extras.

2015 – 2018

Toyota's dedication to sustainable transportation is demonstrated by the 2016 launch of the Auris Hybrid. The car's outstanding fuel economy, environmental friendliness, and smooth ride are its advantages but with possibly less cargo room because of hybrid components. A gasoline engine and an electric motor are usually combined in the hybrid model, which results in excellent fuel economy and lower emissions. Other features include regenerative braking, an enhanced infotainment system, the Toyota Safety Sense suite, and driving modes.

2018 – Present

The sleek and contemporary compact hatchback choice offered by the 2018–present Toyota Auris is a new take on innovation and dependability, tailored to the changing demands of customers. Modernized style, cutting-edge safety measures, and effective engines are pros. Cons could include a modest amount of cargo room and traditional cabin style. A variety of gasoline and hybrid engine options are usually available, offering exceptional fuel efficiency for both city and highway driving. Also equipped with touchscreen infotainment, cutting-edge driver assistance systems, automatic climate control, and improved connectivity options.

Is Toyota Auris discontinued?

Although the Toyota Auris has been retired, the Corolla Sport has replaced it. In the small hatchback class, Toyota's legacy of excellence is carried on with the Corolla Sport, which features a contemporary design, better technology, and superior driving characteristics.


The Toyota Auris embodies Toyota's reputation for dependability, notably distinguished by providing a hybrid variant. Despite being phased out, the Toyota Auris has left a reputation of dependability, usability, and efficiency. The Corolla Sport, its replacement, offers contemporary improvements while retaining its best features. Considering everything, the Auris was a solid option in the small hatchback market, enhancing Toyota's standing as a high-quality automaker. You can now check the Toyota Auris collection of over 130 used Toyota Auris models.

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