Toyota brings back C-segment estate

There are two things fundamentally wrong with the Toyota Auris Touring Sports Hybrid, writes Paul Healy.

6th July, 2013
The larger proportions of the estate seem to suit the design language better.

There are two things fundamentally wrong with the Toyota Auris Touring Sports Hybrid.

The first is that name; long gone are the days when you could simply call an estate model an 'estate', which has led to manufacturers coming up with more and more preposterous names with some sort of 'lifestyle' connotations.

'Touring Sports' would not be so bad were it grammatically correct. It looks like someone ran 'Sports Tourer' through Google Translate and came...

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