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Toyota Auris

The Toyota Auris is a compact 3 door and 5 door hatchback which shares the same E platform with the Toyota Corolla. In Europe, Toyota positioned the Auris as the replacement of Corolla hatchback, while the notchback Sedan continued by the Corolla nameplate. The Auris succeeds the Corolla RunX in Japan and the Toyota RunX (no Corolla badging) in South Africa. Toyota Australia and Toyota New Zealand resisted suggestions from Toyota Japan to adopt the new European Auris name for the Corolla. Auris means “gold” in Latin. The Auris is now being sold in Japan, in Japanese Auris is pronounced as “OHRISU” meaning Large Squirrel.

Manufacturer
Toyota Motor Corporation

Also called
Toyota Corolla (Australia and New Zealand)

Production
2007?present (Europe and United States)

Assembly
TMUK, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
TMMT, Sakarya, Turkey
Kanegasaki, Isawa, Iwate, Japan

Predecessor
Toyota Corolla (hatchback)

Class
Small family car / Compact car

Body style(s)
3-door hatchback
5-door hatchback

Engine(s)
2.0L 126 hp I4
1.4L 97 hp I4
1.5L 108 hp I4
1.6L 124 hp I4
1.8L I4
1.4L 90 hp I4
2.2L 177 hp I4
2.4L 158 hp I4

Transmission(s)
5-speed manual
5-speed multi-mode
6-speed manual

Wheelbase
2600?mm (102.4?in)

Length
4224?mm (166.3?in)

Width
1760?mm (69.3?in)

Height
1516?mm (59.7?in)

Fuel capacity
46?litres (12.2?US gal/10.1?imp gal)

Related
Toyota Corolla
Toyota Matrix
Pontiac Vibe
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Echo

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Toyota Worldwide Presence

Toyota has factories all over the world, manufacturing or assembling vehicles for local markets, including the Corolla. Toyota has manufacturing or assembly plants in Japan, Australia, India, Canada, Indonesia, Poland, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Brazil, Portugal, and more recently Pakistan, Argentina, Czech Republic, Mexico, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Vietnam, Venezuela, the Philippines, and Russia.

In 2002, Toyota initiated the “Innovative International Multi-purpose vehicle” project (IMV) to optimize global manufacturing and supply systems for pickup trucks and multipurpose vehicles, and to satisfy market demand in more than 140 countries worldwide. IMV called for diesel engines to be made in Thailand, gasoline engines in Indonesia and manual transmissions in the Philippines, for supply to the countries charged with vehicle production. For vehicle assembly, Toyota would use plants in Thailand, Indonesia, Argentina and South Africa. These four main IMV production and export bases supply Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania, Latin America and the Middle East with three IMV vehicles: The Toyota Hilux (Vigo), the Toyota Fortuner, and the Toyota Innova.

Toyota has invested considerably into cleaner-burning vehicles such as the Toyota Prius, based on technology such as the Hybrid Synergy Drive. In 2002, Toyota successfully road-tested a new version of the RAV4 which ran on a Hydrogen fuel cell. Scientific American called the company its Business Brainwave of the Year in 2003 for commercializing an affordable hybrid car.

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