We first heard about the Toyota Auris about a month ago. The Corolla hatchback is a little too econobox for some people’s tastes and that’s why Toyota’s in-house tuner, TRD, has stepped into the picture with some cosmetic upgrades. The Auris Sportivo Version boasts a new body kit, flashier wheels, and a fresh-looking front grille, but they’ve left a pretty major part of the upgrade process untouched: the engine. There are absolutely no changes in the power department, meaning that you can look all mean and tricked out, but you still won’t be able to beat a lawn mower on the quarter mile. Where’s Takumi when you need him?
You may have heard about the partnership between Toyota and Subaru to create a lightweight coupe with all-wheel-drive. Although neither company has officially confirmed this project, it has more or less been confirmed by just about everyone else. In any case, we haven’t really seen what this car will look like. That is, until now. […]