Toyota “Auris Cross” reportedly coming to 2016 Geneva Motor Show

A new report states Toyota will introduce the “Auris Cross” (name not confirmed) at next year’s Geneva Motor Show set for early March.

According to Autocar, the new entry in Toyota’s lineup will represent an evolution of the 2014 C-HR concept which means it will take the shape of a proper crossover rather than a jacked up Auris hatchback as originally believed. This means all of the spy shots published so far were showing test mules rather than production-bodied prototypes.

Tentatively called Auris Cross, the Qashqai-rivaling model will ride on the Toyota New Global Architecture which according to the same source will enable a more spacious cabin compared to its Nissan competitor even though the exterior dimensions are said to be a tad smaller. Speaking of the interior, it will be part of a new wave from Toyota to boost quality so expect more soft touch plastics and an overall improved fit & finish.

Sales of Toyota’s brand new crossover should commence shortly after the Geneva debut set for early March 2016.

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