Toyota revises Avensis – now with 108g/km 68.9mpg diesel
Toyota has confirmed that its face-lifted Avensis will start from £17,765 and will produce as little as 108g/km of CO2 whilst achieving up to 68.9mpg. The Avensis will be built exclusively in the UK at the company’s Burnaston facility in Derbyshire. As before, two body styles will be available (four-door saloon or Touring Sport estate) along with four trim levels: Active, Business Edition, Business Edition Plus and Excel.
The starting price will be enough to secure you an entry-level Active spec car fitted with the 145bhp 1.8-litre Valvematic petrol engine. It will emit 136g/km of CO2 and will return 47.4mpg. An estate version with the same engine will carry a £1,180 premium, making it £18,945. They will be available with a choice of a six-speed manual ‘box or an automatic CVT.
Black pump lovers will need to stump up £18,850 for the entry-level 110bhp 1.6-litre Active diesel. It will emit just 108g/km of CO2 and return a very reasonable 68.9mpg. For those wanting more power, there is a 141bhp 2.0-litre unit. Both diesel engines are matched to a six-speed manual gearbox.
Entry-level models come equipped with Toyota’s pre-crash safety system, cruise control, air conditioning a six-speaker CD/radio system with Bluetooth connectivity, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, LED rear lamps, daytime running lights, and power windows.
Business Edition models add Toyota’s Touch2-with-Go infotainment system with eight-inch touchscreen to operate the navigation system and DAB digital radio package, a reversing camera, 17-inch alloy wheels, auto lights and wipers and part-Alcantara seat upholstery. Active safety features include automatic high beam activation, lane departure warning and road sign safety features.
The Business Edition Plus gains a smart entry system, daytime running lights and front fog lights with a cornering function, leather upholstery with Alcantara inserts, and rear privacy glass.
The range-topping Excel gets an enhanced infotainment system with more sophisticated navigation functions along with access to additional connected services. In addition, the trim gets a 10-speaker audio system, full leather upholstery to cover the electrically adjustable heated front seats, and adaptive lights that adjust automatically to improve illumination through bends and turns. The Touring Sport gains a panoramic roof too.
The revised Avensis will available to order now with the first customer deliveries expecting to start from late June.
This article was prepared by our car news team First4Auto