The 2007 Avensis, the flagship for Toyota in Europe, will set higher standards in the upper-medium car segment thanks to its refined driving pleasure and premium build quality.
The 2007 Avensis will feature a fully competitive diesel engine line up, including the new, high tech 2.0-litre D-4D 125. The new engine will offer an excellent combination of fuel economy and lively performance. The D-4D 125 is also a further development in the Toyota Clean Power strategy to reduce harmful emissions thanks to the availability of a diesel particulate filter.
Exterior and interior design changes to the 2007 Avensis will bring out a more sporty character. At the same time, a number of detail changes to the interior will enhance quality standards and driving pleasure.
Avensis is the flagship of the Toyota range in Europe and has been a major factor in building brand awareness across all market segments. Not only was Avensis styled in Europe and developed with the European market in mind; it is assembled in Europe too. The 2007 Avensis will build on the success of the current model by offering customers greater levels of quality, performance and driving pleasure. The 2007 Avensis features a fully competitive range of diesel engines, ncluding a new 2.0-litre D-4D 125, fresh exterior and interior design, and significant suspension and steering tuning for even better ride and handling. The 2007 Avensis will go on sale across Europe in June 2006.
The 2007 Avensis has a stronger and more emotional exterior design to give the car a more sporty feel and make it more recognisable on the road. The front bumper styling is all-new, following the consistent design of Toyota core models. It is styled to create a premium image while emphasising the sporty and dynamic nature of the range.
There are strong vertical character lines which flow down from the bonnet and then extend horizontally along the bottom edge of the bumper. These divide the centre and side sections of the front bumper to create a dynamic shape.
The new radiator grille is designed around the double concave theme that gives it a clear Toyota identity and it has a chrome surround to enhance the premium image. The new headlamp design clearly adds to the sporty nature of the 2007 Avensis with twin cylindrical lamps for high and low beams, aluminium textured reflectors and a smoked finish. This sporty look is carried through to the rear of the 2007 Avensis with a new combination lamp where the cylindrical portion of the outer lens is clear and other portions are changed to rose-red, creating a high design contrast. The lamp cover adopts a vertically-striped design to emphasise the appearance of depth. Attention to detail and a more premium feel is created by the introduction of LED turn-lamps mounted within the outer door mirrors. The mirror itself has been enlarged to improve rear vision and safety.
Five new colours are introduced on the 2007 Avensis. These colours are Ash Grey, Brocade Red,
Storm Bronze, Fir Green and Pacific Blue.
The 2007 Avensis features a new interior colour and trim, even greater perceived quality and new ergonomics for the navigation system, steering wheel switches and instrument panel. While the dark grey interior has proved extremely popular with customers, and is retained, a fresh two-tone interior of dark grey and Greige has been created which gives a lighter ambience. This will appeal to customers who like a more modern feel. At the same time, the interior trim fabrics have been upgraded with a small contrasting pattern to reflect the more modern, premium atmosphere.
The interior trim changes are further emphasised by the new decorative trim to the instrument panel and console which now features a woodgrain effect for contrast with lighter interior colours or a more hi-tech metal grain.
A multi-information display has been added to the combination meter to offer drivers more driving
data such as outside temperature and fuel consumption information. The steering-wheel audio controls allow for more comfortable and quick operation.
Dusk and rain sensors will be standard from mid-grade specifications while the standard-fit audio, with turn-by-turn navigation (optional), is also upgraded. Where the optional, full map navigation is installed, the remote control is built-in to the centre console allowing better ergonomics and easier control of the many functions.
A new premium grade trim will be available only with the hi-tech D-4D 180 Clean Power engine. Unique to the premium grade model to create a distinctive presence on the road will be exclusive 17-inch alloy wheels and a dark grey front grille with chrome inserts. The interior will be equally exclusive with silver metallic stitching on the leather steering wheel and lever boot, metal inserts on the sporty-look steering wheel and a high quality, perforated Alcantara and leather trim.
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