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2012-09-27 13:56

NEXT TOYOTA HYBRID: Toyota diversifies its hybrid line-up with a family-orientated addition to the its new Auris - the Touring Sports.

PARIS, France - Toyota's new Auris Touring Sports makes its world debut at the 2012 Paris motor show, adding an estate body style to the range.

Estate versions account for about 25% of the sales mix in the mainstream family car market (C-segment) in Europe.

The Auris Touring Sports will be the first in the segment to be available with a hybrid powertrain and marks the latest stage in Toyota’s hybrid model line-up.

DESIGNED FOR FAMILIES

The Estate version has the the same 2.6m wheelbase as the hatchback but is 285mm longer for extended loadspace.

The Touring Sports has the same front-end design as the hatch. The rear has an extended roofline with aluminium rails and an integrated spoiler.

The B-pillars are gloss black and you can spot chromed-trim along the sides.

The bumper and tailgate have a new design, with the sill set 80mm lower.

For more from the 2012 Paris auto show, click here.

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