At first it just looks like a sporty/upscale version of the new Auris. And that's pretty much what it is. The specs mention a 167 hp2.4 Liter with a CVT. Although it doesn't sound that much sportier than the regular engine. They will also offer FWD or AWD and they are talking about adding the 3.5 Liter V6 next Summer (The car comes out right before Christmas).
A 3.5 Liter V6 in what is basically a Corolla. That sounds sporty.