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TOYOTA Auris Hybrid

DETROIT — Last Toyota invited the world’s journalists to the Aisin proving near here to show off a array of hybrid powertrains.

journalists got to drive the American Hybrid, Europeans got to try the Japanese and Americans got to test the European

The American scribes quickly about the hybrid powertrains on and started raving about the ride and handling.

The Auris is a of the ongoing Corolla MC platform, but with European sensibilities.

That means it lacks the ancient beam-axle rear Instead, Toyota installed the Grail of road responsiveness angelic chorus): the double

Any driver with a modicum of in his buttocks can feel when a car has certain rrraaoorwww going a corner under duress. the U.S. Corolla waffles and like a wayward sheepdog, the tight steering, supple and crisp handling is as good as it for a front-wheel-drive compact car.

because double wishbones harsh inputs and G-force better than any other type.


The Auris harks to the ’90s-era Civic and Acura Integra, Formula One-inspired double-wishbone and rear suspension setup was the of elegant compact car engineering. Honda fell victim to counters and sensible-shoe wearers, and the sport compact car as we knew it.

Toyota can’t sell a with a double-wishbone rear to Americans. As packaging goes, heavier, it intrudes on cargo and space and it costs more to

Market research of American owners shows they roominess, fuel economy and a price.

In other words, the antithesis of the wishbone. No Toyota product is going to put his career on the line against customer desires to on sharp handling in a Corolla.

TOYOTA Auris Hybrid

But still hope for America.

the death of the Matrix, Toyota has no in its lineup, save for the Scion xB and xD. ancient hatches are six years their product cadences even though Scion’s covenant dictated three- or product cycles.

No suitable replacements are available on the domestic market shelves.

the Auris?

Scion’s FR-S has proved that American will pay into the mid- to range for a car they love. The has a premium interior with tactile knobs and slitted vents reminiscent of the latest sedans — perfect for entry-premium niche Scion may to exploit.

On the downside, back room is sacrificed — but this is a niche car that be sold to Gen Y kids who will performance for comfort. The front is still saddled with MacPherson struts. And while the Auris lineup is poky off the in exchange for not paying stratospheric gasoline prices, I’m a hotter engine could fit the hood.

After several hot laps in the I am convinced that were to bring that hot hatch to as a Scion, those Honda fan who grovel at the crumbling altar of the wishbone might find a new of worship.

TOYOTA Auris Hybrid
TOYOTA Auris Hybrid
TOYOTA Auris Hybrid
TOYOTA Auris Hybrid
TOYOTA Auris Hybrid

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