A more aggressive look, new, even more fuel-efficient engines, state-of-the-art assistance systems and, in particular, a newly, chicly designed interior: Toyota took its customers' wishes seriously and extensively revised the Avensis. Despite more equipment, comfort and safety the new Toyota Avensis starts at 20. June 2015 continue to be available at an entry-level price of 23.640 euros.
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Design: Good! The aggressiveness written all over the face
Sedan as well as the Touring Sports (station wagon) Get a more dynamic appearance that exudes a real aggressiveness. The Toyota brand logo has been placed more prominently in the upper radiator grille, which is smaller and more aggressive than before. The radiator grille is characterized by chrome strips that flow smoothly into the LED daytime running lights of the sharply designed full LED headlights.
The lower radiator grille has been significantly enlarged and visually connected to the upper grille via the black-painted center section of the bumper. The fog lights recessed in the outermost areas of the front bumper also emphasize the body's width.
Newly designed sills also stretch the side profile of the new Toyota Avensis and visually convey a lower center of gravity, while 17- or 18-inch light-alloy wheels emphasize its elegant appearance. The new Avensis also conveys an impression of width with its new rear design, and its LED taillights give it a modern LED light signature.
The new front design had a Lengthened the body The length of the sedan is now 4.750 meters and that of the station wagon 4.820 meters. The width in both cases is 1.810 meters and the height 1.480 meters. The sedan offers 509 liters of luggage capacity. The loading volume of the Touring Sports amounts to 543 liters. With the rear seats folded down to 1.609 liters.609 liters.
Drive with economy: What the new engines can do
To offer customers even lower fuel consumption, significantly lower emissions and lower maintenance costs in addition to the familiar high level of durability and reliability, Toyota revised the engine offer extensively. The modified chassis also optimizes handling and ride comfort in all models.
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Engine options for the Toyota Avensis include two new diesel powerplants from BMW's shelf: a 112-hp 1.6-liter D-4D and a 2.0-liter D-4D diesel engine with 143 hp, which makes its Toyota debut in the Avensis. Toyota extended the service intervals of both diesel engines to 20.000 kilometers. Reduced service costs over 90.000 kilometers and three years respectively by around 20 percent in both cases.000 kilometers and reduced the service costs over 90.000 kilometers or three years, respectively, the new engine is able to reduce torque by around 20 percent in both cases.
Toyota Avensis 1.6 D-4D (112 HP): To improve fuel efficiency, reduce emissions and enhance driving dynamics through engine downsizing, a new 1.6-liter D-4D replaces the previous 2.0-liter D-4D diesel engine. The four-cylinder diesel, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, produces 112 hp at 4.000 rpm and delivers between 1.750 and 2.250 rpm a maximum torque of 270 Nm. Thus motorized, the Avensis accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 180 km/h. The station wagon completes the classic sprint in 11.7 seconds.
The new engine is said to be spontaneously responsive throughout the rev range and boasts a linear torque curve that does not break down even at higher speeds, so that the new engine will last even beyond 3.000 rpm freely and without any loss of power. This compares with an average fuel consumption of 4.2 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers for both the sedan and Touring Sports, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 109 g/km.
Toyota Avensis 2.0 D-4D (143 HP): The new 2.0-liter D-4D also impresses with low emissions and high fuel efficiency and focuses on higher performance. Combined with a 6-speed manual, the four-cylinder unit generates 143 hp at 4.000 rpm and delivers a remarkable 320 Nm of torque between 1.750 and 2.500 rpm. The high-revving 2.0-liter diesel engine also builds up its torque linearly and is said to feature excellent responsiveness. This allows the Avensis to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.5 seconds (estate 9.8 seconds) and it reaches a top speed of 200 km/h.
Thanks to numerous detail optimizations, the new 2.0-liter D-4D engine runs particularly quietly at all engine speeds. Thanks to the Toyota start-stop system and the sixth gear designed as overdrive, fuel consumption is reduced to just 4.5 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers on average (station wagon 4.6 l/100 km). Toyota gives the CO2 emission with 119 g/km (station wagon 120 g/km).
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Two gasoline engines with 1.6 liters displacement and 132 hp output and with 1.8 liters and 147 hp complete the engine range in Germany. These engines also benefit from measures that reduce CO2 emissions and increase fuel efficiency.
Toyota Avensis 1.6 Valvematic (132 hp): The 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine produces 132 hp at 6.400 revs and generates maximum torque of 160 Nm at 4.400 revs. In combination with a 6-speed manual transmission, the Avensis accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 10.4 seconds (station wagon 10.6 seconds) and ends its propulsion at 200 km/h (195 km/h station wagon). Toyota gives the average consumption of 6.1 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers (CO2 emissions 142 g/km). For the station wagon, the figure is 6.2 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers and CO2 emissions of 143 g/km.
Toyota Avensis 1.8 Valvematic (147 hp): The 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and the "MultiDrive S" transmission. The latter is an automatic with continuously variable transmission (CVT). The engine produces 147 hp at 6.400 revs. A maximum torque of 180 Nm at 4.000 rpm.400 revs and a maximum torque of 180 Nm at 4 km/h.000 rpm. That's good enough for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 9.4 seconds (station wagon 9.7 seconds) and a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph). The average consumption of the 1.8-liter gasoline engine in combination with the manual transmission drops to 6.0 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 139 g/km. The Touring Sports (station wagon) ideally achieves 6.1 liters per 100 kilometers or CO2 emissions of 140 g/km.
A further four percent reduction in fuel consumption is due to the intensive redesign of the CVT transmission of the 1.8-liter gasoline engine. The revised CVT control logic is said to reduce engine speed at a middle throttle position. Adapt the engine speed more closely to the throttle position, as with a conventional automatic transmission.
In conjunction with the CVT transmission, the 1.8-liter gasoline engine accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.4 seconds (10.7 seconds for the station wagon) and achieves a top speed of 200 km/h. In this case, Toyota gives the average consumption of 5.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 138 g/km. The station wagon makes do with 6.0 liters per 100 kilometers (CO2 emissions 139 g/km).
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Optimized driving dynamics and even more comfort
Both the front axle with McPherson struts and the double wishbone rear axle are carried over from its predecessor in the new Avensis. However, Toyota optimized both with a view to even more Driving comfort and to even better handling. The front suspensions benefit from a new strut mount, reduced lateral loading of the springs, reduced spring rates and less stiff shock absorbers.
The rear axle also impresses with its more comfortably tuned suspension and shock absorption. In addition, a new damper valve provides even more sensitive damping. The diesel models also feature load-dependent spring rates at the front and rear. Finally, a new intermediate shaft, a modified diameter stabilizer bar and a stiffer body thanks to the use of urethane in the integration of the windshield optimize steering feel and feedback.
Interior: Perceptible quality and more comfort
All equipment variants of the new Toyota Avensis distinguish themselves by an extensive standard equipment. The elegant new Interior has a major share in this. Toyota significantly improved the perceptible quality as well as the already low noise and vibration levels, while the passenger compartment received an additional upgrade through new surfaces, applications and colors.
The dashboard is divided into two sections. The full-width flat upper section houses the instruments, including speedometer and tachometer, which are positioned to the left and right of a 4.2-inch and 10.7-centimeter TFT multi-info color display, respectively, from the mid-range trim level upward. The lower section of the dashboard, on the other hand, is dominated by an 8-inch touchscreen display (20.3 centimeters screen diagonal). A redesigned steering wheel. A new gearshift completes the cockpit.
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Matt chrome applications on the instruments, steering wheel, controls, air vents and gearshift lever create a high-quality overall appearance. New finishes include new fabric and Alcantara seat covers and two inlays for the seats and dashboard, available in terracotta or gray. The comfortable new front seats give the interior of the Avensis an elegant and valuable ambience.
The upper part of the backrests has been enlarged and redesigned to provide additional support for the shoulders and improve lateral support. The revised seat area optimizes pressure distribution. Reduces fatigue on long journeys. The thighs are optimally supported by an increased seat cushion angle, while newly designed side seat cushions increase lateral support.
Toyota Safety Sense: Active safety on a high level
The Avensis features a newly developed bundle of Safety technologies, which Toyota calls "Toyota Safety SenseThe "Toyota" system, which is designed to prevent accidents or at least mitigate their consequences in as many traffic situations as possible, is known as the "Toyota" system. All models with the safety package have a pre-collision system that operates from 10 km/h up to the maximum speed and initiates automatic emergency braking in the event of an impending rear-end collision. The system also detects pedestrians. In addition, there is a lane departure warning system, a high beam assistant (automatically switches between high beam and low beam so that other road users are not dazzled) and a traffic sign assistant.
Equipment: Clearly differentiated and comprehensive
To satisfy both private customers and fleet customers, Toyota offers the new Avensis in a clearly differentiated Equipment structure at. The new equipment variants "Avensis", "Comfort", "Business Edition" and "Executive" have a comprehensive standard equipment with advanced technologies such as the multimedia system "Toyota Touch2". Alcantara seat covers are standard from the medium "Comfort" trim level upwards. Option packages and the new "Toyota Safety Sense System" as well as gray Alcantara inserts further enhance the new Avensis.
In the middle equipment variant "Comfort the interior impresses with automatic climate control, a 4.2-inch TFT multi-info color display (10.7 centimeters screen diagonal), high beam assistant, rain and light sensor, 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, fabric and Alcantara seat covers and the multimedia system "Toyota Touch2" with rear view camera.
Specially tailored to the requirements of Fleet customers tuned is the "Business variant" with LED headlights and LED daytime running lights, fog lights with cornering lights, "Privacy Glass" in the rear, seat covers in fabric and Alcantara inlays, 17-inch alloy wheels as well as the navigation system "Toyota Touch2&Go" and an extended version of the "Toyota Safety Sense System".
The Highest equipment level "Executive builds on the "Business Edition. With "Smart Entry" keyless access, "Privacy Glass" at the rear and leather seat covers, this model variant leaves almost nothing to be desired. It also comes with restyled 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights with the "Adaptive Front Lightning System" (AFS) and power-adjustable front seats with memory function.