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While we won't be getting to select from a range of engines (for now?), here's a look at what the Auris gets in markets it's sold in:

Toyota has released full details about the new engines offered in the facelifted Auris, along with a new series of photos of the compact model.

Available in Hatchback and Touring Sports body styles with a choice of hybrid, diesel and petrol engines, the new Auris model range also gets new safety and infotainment features.

The Auris Hybrid currently accounts for more than 50 percent of all Auris sales in western Europe and Toyota expects it to grow even further over the next few years.

The 136PS (134hp) 1.8-liter hybrid model offers a combined cycle fuel economy of 3.5 l/100 km (80.7 mpg UK or 67.2 mpg US), with CO2 emissions of just 79 g/km. But the big news in terms of powertrains is an all-new 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol unit developed specifically for Europe and a new 1.6-liter D-4D diesel unit which replaces the 2.0-liter unit.

Joining the existing 1.33-liter Dual VVT-i and 1.6-liter Valvematic units, the 1.2-liter turbocharged engine produces 116PS (115hp) and a maximum torque of 185Nm (136lb-ft) from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm. Mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, this new engine allows the Auris to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph).

Average fuel consumption is rated at 4.7 l/100 km (60.1 mpg UK or 50 mpg US), with corresponding CO2 emissions of 109 g/km. The 1.2-liter engine is also available with the Multidrive S CVT, which further reduces both fuel consumption and emissions, to 4.6 l/100 km (61.4 mpg UK or 51.1 mpg US) and 106 g/km respectively.

The new 1.6-liter diesel replaces the 2.0-liter unit and joins the revised 1.4-liter D-4D. With 112PS (111hp) and 270Nm (199lb-ft) of torque between 1,750 and 2,250 rpm, it allows the Auris to cover the 0-100 km/h sprint in 10.5 seconds, with top speed rated at 190 km/h (118 mph). But its main quality is fuel economy, averaging 4.1 l/100 km (68.9 mpg UK or 57.3 mpg US) and 104 g/km CO2.
 

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67.2 mpg US with the hybrid powerplant is amazing.
Hybrid segment seems to be growing, maybe Scion cold delve into a hybrid powertrain for the first time?
 

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I would totally choose the 1.6L diesel if it was available. I heard diesel motors last a long time and return excellent gas mileage.
 

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I would totally choose the 1.6L diesel if it was available. I heard diesel motors last a long time and return excellent gas mileage.
Apparently resale value on them is great as well, good if you're the type to switch vehicles often enough or even keep one for a long time.
 

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Apparently resale value on them is great as well, good if you're the type to switch vehicles often enough or even keep one for a long time.
Makes sense. I think Toyota doesn't offer any diesels in the US because the excellent fuel economy would tarnish some of the Prius's luster. The Prius is an incredibly important image vehicle for Toyota, and an efficient diesel model would undermine everything the Prius stands for.
 

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Makes sense. I think Toyota doesn't offer any diesels in the US because the excellent fuel economy would tarnish some of the Prius's luster. The Prius is an incredibly important image vehicle for Toyota, and an efficient diesel model would undermine everything the Prius stands for.
Very true.

Fast forward from the days when that came out, now the hybrid and EV segments are gaining traction, so much so that they're becoming cheaper ($30k range) and growingly practical to own.

And that speaks volume, the kind they're looking for.
 
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