Toyota Avensis has enjoyed sales of over 1,711,800 in Europe. The company is ready to up the sales even more with the launch of the all-new Avensis. This masterpiece of Toyota comes with a more appealing exterior, upgraded technology and a more luxurious interior. Both the versions- Touring Sports and Sedan have been updated. The total length of the vehicle has been extended by 40 mm. Significant change is visible right in the front fascia. The upper grille has been made smaller, but it has been designed to look more aggressive with the chrome bar. The car gets new headlights that feature LED Daytime Running Lights, thus making the new Avensis stand out in the crowd. The center of the bumper is painted in gloss black. Moving down to the lower grille, this one is significantly bigger now. The foglamp housings have been shifted to the extreme ends of the front bumper. Such a change makes the vehicle broader in appearance.
The side profile depicts a newly designed rocker garnish. Buyers have two choices – 17-inch or 18-inch alloy wheels, both of which get a new design. The rear end too has been given a fresh look and contributes to the broad looks of the car. The technology LED light guide is available in lamp clusters in the rear. The interior has undergone significant refinement. The car makers have worked hard on NVH levels, as well as the sensory quality. The fresh color schemes and trim add to the elegance.
The instrument panel has been partitioned into two. The upper element is sleek and features instrument binnacle that incorporates speedometer dials and a tubed tachometer. Satin chrome gives a pleasing appearance to the instrument binnacle and the steering wheel. Also present is a multi-information TFT 4.2-inch color screen. A center console sits on the lower element. A full color 8-inch touch screen interface is prominent on the center console. Drivers will certainly experience an improvement in the switchgear operation. A suitable blend of symbols and text ensures better sensory quality. Also, more consistency can be seen in the back-lit illumination.
The cabin presents new choices for interior finishes to the customers. Alcantara and a fine fabric have been used for the upholstery. Another option is the scheme of Dual Ambient colour that features Light Grey for finishes in the interior or buyers can also opt for Terracotta. The front seats get a new design and have been made more suitable for long journeys.
The upper backrest has been enlarged. The car makers have restyled the backrest bolsters too. Passengers will now enjoy more of both lateral holding and shoulder support. The lateral holding has been enhanced by reshaping the cushion side bolsters. The long-haul fatigue has been decreased and pressure distribution improved by restyling of seat suspension mat. Also, the cushion angle is now greater so as to offer improved thigh support. Various features guarantee the safety of passengers – Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Alert, Road Sign Assist and Forward Collision Warning.
The whole new range of engines has five members. Out of the two diesel engines, the D-4D 2.0-liter engine is rated 143 HP has been featured in a Toyota model for the first time. The CO2 emissions for this unit are 119 g/km. The other diesel engine is the D-4D 1.6-liter that generates 112 HP. It emits just 108 g of CO2 per kilometer.
The petrol engines are 1.6-liter, 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter that generate 132 HP, 147 HP and 152 HP respectively. The CO2 emissions for the petrol engines too have undergone a significant decrease. The 1.6- and 2.0-liter units emit 142g/km each, while the 1.8-liter engine emits 139 g/km.