The current generation Toyota Corolla has scored petrol-electric power in a wagon configuration, but it will be available in Europe only.

Badged as the Toyota Auris Touring Sports – the Corolla is called Auris in Europe – it gets a 100kW Hybrid Synergy Drive unit comprising a 1.8-litre petrol engine and an electric motor, following the already available hybrid system in the Corolla/Auris hatchback.

The Auris Touring Sports is also offered with non-turbo 1.3- and 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engines, and 1.4- and 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engines, but the hybrid sits atop the range, sipping just 3.7L/100km and producing Co2 emissions of 85g/km.

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The petrol engine and electric motor can operate independently or in tandem, and with both being used the hybrid system pushes the wagon from 0-100km/h in 11.2 seconds and onwards to a top speed of 180km/h.

With its battery stored beneath the rear seats, Toyota says the hybrid unit’s inclusion doesn’t compromise load space of the Touring Sports, with luggage capacity even across the range at 1658 litres with the 60:40 split/folding rear seats folded flat. That’s 538L more than the Corolla hatch’s seat-down maximum.

Boot volume of the wagon is also significantly greater than the hatch at 530L versus 280L, while a new front seat design has resulted in a 20mm increase in rear passenger knee room.

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A 100mm lower sill height also features to aid in ingress and egress.

While the front end styling mirrors the Corolla hatch sold here, the Touring Sports receives some unique touches including LED daytime running lights, a new rear bumper, and roof rails.

Inside is highlighted by a 6.1-inch touchscreen multimedia interface that incorporates an AM/FM radio with an optional digital radio, a CD/MP3 player and AUX/USB/iPod ports plus Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming.

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Satellite navigation and the display for the rear view camera are also shown on the unit, which also gets an exclusive Energy Monitor for hybrid models.

Available in four trim levels, with the top gaining 17-inch alloy wheels, the new Toyota Auris Touring Sports will be built at Toyota’s manufacturing plant in the UK.

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  • horsie

    I would seriously consider one of these, i guess i’m just a wagon loving fool

  • F1orce

    That looks very nice inside & out.

    Why don’t they sell it here?

    • Phil

      because Aussies are addicted to taller, heavier, thirstier SUV’s, whether we actually need them or not. Toyota would rather steer buyers towards the FWD RAV4 and pocket some extra dollars than give us something sensible for urban motorists.

      • F1orce

        Australia’s special conditions necessitate the use of SUVs.

        • marc

          ..like parking in front of a cafe to grab a latte on the way to school

        • matt

          so before SUV’s we all walked everywhere?, aussies never bought lancer or corolla wagons in there 10′s of thousands?? sure, I for one would love a mainstream small wagon that isn’t the horrid cruze or faulty golf.

          • F1orce

            SUVs are a fashion statement. Wagons just aren’t.

  • yo

    unfortunately not for Australians as usual.

  • Martin

    Corolla looks quite stylish in wagon-guise. Probably one of the nicer small wagons.

  • BG

    I cant believe Australia didn’t get the wagon, it would sell like hot cakes if it was here and optioned with a turbo diesel and maybe a turbo motor

  • Car2013

    This Toyota Corolla hybrid appears to be very practical, and the styling looks great inside and out. The exterior looks better than the Lexus hybrid CT200h and the soon to be released Mk 7 Golf wagon. The boot volume is impressive (a Mazda CX-5 is 403 litres). I would rather this than the Prius & the Prius C. This would have much better rear headroom than the Prius. It is interesting to see that they sell this as a diesel in Europe, but yet in the Australia Toyota do not sell diesels in their non-SUV vehicles. Toyota should seriously consider selling this wagon here.

    • matt

      its all part of us getting jibbed on cars, we all know we already pay too much, but to add insult to injury we get cars that seem to be built to “developing Asia” standards. indian built 3 cylinder micra’s, new accord with carry over engines, the aussie corolla with none of the above mentioned engines, we get the age old 1.8 litre, it really isn’t fair, for the price we pay we should at least have up to date driveline tech and cars not built for developing markets (example, bye bye micra, hello supercharged 3 cylinder Nissan note, already built in RHD for the UK)

  • Dave

    Toyota sticking with the Prius family here is Aus (plus locally built hybrid camry) for its own hybrid identity, Prius V wagon will be your only option. Gives 7 seats which can come in handy.

  • LowRezFez

    It should be sold here as long as you can add a towbar.

    I was tempted to buy a hybrid until I discovered they depreciated so badly that this negated your fuel savings. I also don’t fancy expensive battery replacements after eight years and the risk of a $6,000 inverter failing.

  • Labryz

    I agree with the above comments. This actually looks really nice and I think would sell well here. I know I would put it on my list to look at. I never thought I would say that about a Corolla. Much better the the Prius line-up. I would also love to see a Camry Wagon Hybrid. That would be brilliant and would shake things up a bit.

    • horsie

      I would take the corolla wagon over cruze or i30 wagon.
      unless of course they put the turbo diesel in the cruze and built it here.

  • Vins

    This look better than the hatch. Should give it some edge against Hyundai, if it ever get sold here.

  • KiddingMe

    There is something about that horrible 1980′s dash that is actually quite plesant to look at in this Hybrid Auris Wagon.

    I actually can’t put my finger on what it is… I know the Auris Hatch (or Corolla over here) is horrible to look it and I can’t stand it!

  • Autoholic

    Looks like a pretty good compact family wagon.