Set to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, the hatchback also looks similar to the face of the new Camry which has gone on sale in Japan. Along with the sleeker body, the Auris also features a two-tone body paint, giving the car a more youthful look.
The Volkswagen Golf rival is said to be available with three engine options. Starting with a 1.2-litre turbocharged engine with 116bhp as seen in the C-HR, a 121bhp 1.8-litre hybrid powertrain that is fitted in the Prius will also be offered in the Auris. Topping the range will be a new 180bhp 2.0-litre hybrid with no diesel options in the near future.
The Auris will be made in U.K.