As the calendar rolls over to 2008, European drivers in the market for a hot hatch will have a new option. Toyota will launch a new version of their Auris hatchback powered by a 175hp 2.2L diesel. The 295lb-ft of torque helps get the Auris SR180 to 62mph in 8.1 seconds while getting 38mpg (US) on the EU combined cycle. The similarly-sized Golf GTI has a 197hp gas engine which only manages 29mpg (US) on the same test. The SR180 gets a six speed manual transmission and a suspension tuned by Toyota Motorsport engineers.

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