A new Toyota Avensis came around in 2015, bringing sharp looks, new engines, and more technology.
Extending overall vehicle length by 40mm, the front is a bold, prestigious interpretation of Toyota’s Under Priority and Keen Look design language.
The interior got a makeover along with adopting more sound insulating materials. A new infotainment unit was fitted with the Toyota Touch 2 system and an 8” multimedia screen. That was better appreciated by private customers. The fleet market represents easily the largest sales base. This is due to the low running costs, which is more important for a company rather than the look or the sharp driving.
The new Avensis powertrain line-up has been comprehensively revised, building on the durability and reliability for which it is already renowned to offer customers reductions in fuel consumption, emissions and cost of ownership.
There are five engines in the range, and two are diesels. There is a 1.6-liter D-4D and a 2.0-liter D-4D. Their power outputs are 116 hp and 143 hp, respectively. The performance is not mind-blowing. The smaller unit can do a 0 to 100 kph (0-62 mph) sprint in 11.4 seconds, while the latter can achieve a 9.5 seconds time for the same test. But the fuel consumption was rewarding. The 1.6-liter could obtain a 4.1 liter/100 km (57.4 mpg US) while the latter could get a 4.5 liter/100 km. (52,3 mpg US).