We're So On Board With The Idea Of A Toyota Auris GRMN

The new Auris is a surprisingly interesting car to look at, so how might a hot 'GRMN' version shape up?
We're So On Board With The Idea Of A Toyota Auris GRMN

The Toyota Auris was quite a surprise at the Geneva Motor Show, primarily because it’s actually quite interesting to look at. The old one was an unforgivably dull affair which represented all that was wrong with the overtly conservative approach Toyota employed in recent years, but now, the Japanese has its mojo back.

Cool halo cars are back on the agenda thanks to the likes of the Yaris GRMN and incoming Supra, and we have bold styling to enjoy even on the ordinary stuff like the C-HR crossover. And that leads us to the new Auris, revealed at the Geneva Motor Show this week. It’s a looker, no? It’s even available with a reasonably potent 177bhp 2.0-litre hybrid powertrain. But what if Toyota cranked up the power a little further?

We're So On Board With The Idea Of A Toyota Auris GRMN

It’s not something we’re expecting, but there’s no harm in dreaming about a hot Auris GRMN. And once again, the facilitator of our dreams is X-Tomi Design, who’s cooked up this render using an official press shot of the new C-segment hatchback.

What’s interesting is the bodywork has been mostly left alone. We have a boot spoiler, new side skirts and bumper intakes, but not a lot else - the front end is already quite aggressive, and just needs a change in colour scheme to bring out the inner rage that’s lurking in the standard car.

What do you think of this creation?



that does look jdm

03/08/2018 - 09:31 |
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The Silver Paseo EL54

Throw a 1.8 Valvematic supercharged powerplant in it, tune it to ~300hp and I’m freaking in! Let the variable valve timing do the magic like in the 2ZZ-GE 1.8 VVTL-i!

03/08/2018 - 09:40 |
4 | 0

8AR-FTS would be the better choice, i guess.

03/08/2018 - 19:56 |
1 | 0

Put a 4AGE in it

03/08/2018 - 09:45 |
0 | 4

An outdated old engine with way less power… I’d rather not

03/08/2018 - 11:06 |
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German Perfectionist

What’s next in Toyota’s lineup of boring daily drivers with some red trim and “enhanced performance”? A Camry GRMN? A Tacoma? A Sienna? Or maybe even a Prius GRMN? 😂

03/08/2018 - 09:46 |
34 | 4

You can already get the camry with a 300 hp v6… And it sounds 👌👌👌

03/08/2018 - 10:58 |
19 | 0

These are the Toyota GR Cars in Japan, so there are quite a few already ;)

03/08/2018 - 11:59 |
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イェs、ウェイcan負けあPriusGRMN ifウェイ負けあ根をgenerationオフいt-Toyota

03/08/2018 - 14:45 |
0 | 0

sometimes, so much for performance upgrades if it was all handling and styling upgrades. still look cool though

03/08/2018 - 17:19 |
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I’d hardly call the sienna boring, it may be a minivan but it’s a minivan with 300hp and AWD. Put it in sport mode and it can surprise a few people at the stoplight

03/09/2018 - 04:37 |
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I wish auto manufactures would get away from the frowning angry catfish look…

03/08/2018 - 12:36 |
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03/08/2018 - 22:27 |
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