Next-Gen Toyota Auris Could Preview a New Corolla IM

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Toyota has released a teaser image for the third-generation Auris hatchback.

In case you’re not familiar with the Auris nameplate, the model is sold in the U.S. as the Corolla iM. The hatchback was originally offered as a Scion model, but Toyota absorbed it into its lineup when the automaker decided to kill off the Scion brand. The new Auris will make its world premiere at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, alongside a race car concept that previews the new Toyota Supra.

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So far Toyota has said the new Auris will feature a more dynamic exterior design, and a brand new 2.0-liter full hybrid powertrain joining the engine lineup. The current Auris offers a 1.8-liter hybrid powertrain that isn’t available in North America, so it’s unclear whether the new powertrain will head stateside. That is, if Toyota even chooses to keep the Corolla iM in its lineup.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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