2012 Toyota Avensis. The best-selling variant of the Toyota Avensis’ six engine line-up, the 2.0 D-4D turbodiesel, has been revised to deliver significant improvements in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. With a tax threshold set at 120 g/km in almost a third of European countries, the 2.0 D-4D’s 119 g/km brings generous tax benefits to both private and fleet buyers.
With a choice of two body styles, three diesel and three petrol engines, three transmissions and four model grades, the new Toyota Avensis has been specifically tailored to the European market. The D-segment demonstrates a 70% focus on diesel powertrains, a 64% bias in favour of fleet sales and a preference for the wagon body style with over 50% of customers.
Though the overall dimensions of both sedan and wagon versions of the vehicle remain unchanged, the new Toyota Avensis has been extensively restyled to give it a more elegant and athletic appearance.
A bolder, more refined frontal treatment features the distinctive new face of the next generation Toyota family. Key to the new design direction is a change in the proportions of the upper and lower grilles, with the emphasis now placed on enlarging the latter for a more assertive, dynamic look.
Beneath the trademark Toyota Avensis ‘clamshell’ bonnet, a new, wider and more powerful grille design is flanked by narrower, more expressive headlamps which emphasise the sleek, elegant proportions of the new styling. The new headlamps now incorporate daytime running lights.
The lower bumper has been expressively sculpted with a strong, protruding centre section housing a large air intake to focus attention on the bottom half of the vehicle. In conjunction with the crisp detailing of integral foglamp pockets placed at the bumper extremities, the design gives the new Toyota Avensis a wider, more purposeful stance and a more ground-hugging appearance.
To the rear, the new Toyota Avensis features a newly designed rear bumper incorporating a centre guard on sedan models. Both combination lamp clusters and foglamps have been restyled for greater prominence and visibility. And a new, sleeker, chromed license garnish design adds a further touch of elegance.
16” steel wheels feature a new cap design, whilst the existing 16” and 17” Fuji alloy wheels have been enhanced through new colour and machine facings. The other 17” and 18” alloys also benefit from a new, darker colour treatment.
One new exterior colour has been added to the Toyota Avensis range; the standard Red being replaced by a deep, premium Dark Red which brings added maturity to the new model range.
The new Toyota Avensis model range will be available in four grade levels –Avensis, Sol, Executive and Premium. Every grade has been revised to deliver greater value for money through improved levels of standard equipment and enhanced sensory quality.