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2012 Toyota Avensis

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  • Toyota Avensis
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    2012
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  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    177
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    2.2 L
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The Toyota Avensis entered the European market back in 1997 as a replacement for the Carina E and has been manufactured as a four-door sedan, hatchback, and even as an estate. The second generation of the Avensis ran through the 2009 model year when Toyota introduced the third-generation Avensis. On the outside, the new Avensis got reshaped and restyled headlights, a new grille design, and a much larger, sports-car-inspired air dam. The side profile remained largely the same with only some minor character lines, but the rear exterior lights saw some significant changes as well. Inside, the cabin was kept simple and clean, however, some of the interior panels weren’t exactly touch-friendly. The car came equipped with a Touch & Go Plus infotainment system that featured navigation, phone connectivity, and streaming audio. The same range of gasoline and diesel engines from the previous generation, however, some of them featured improvements here and there.

All told, this new generation sits right on that line that makes the difference between a facelift and evolution into a new generation. Either way, the Avensis is a safe car with seven airbags, active front headrests, stability control, and an optional pre-collision system. Furthermore, European NCAP gave the new Avensis a five-star rating with an overall score of 81% and a score of 90% for adult occupant safety. This is all very important considering it lives in such a competitive segment where vehicles like the Mazda6, Volkswagen Passat, Skoda Superb, and Ford Mondeo all take a pretty decent slice of the pie.

So, how does the new Avensis stack up against all of its competitors? Check out our full review below to find out for yourself.

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Will Toyota Sign a Death Warrant for the Avensis?

Will Toyota Sign a Death Warrant for the Avensis?

It could be replaced by a crossover

Introduced in 1997 as a replacement for the Carina, the Avensis has been one of Toyota’s most successful vehicles on the European market. Available in both sedan and wagon body styles, the third-gen Avensis was redesigned in 2009 and thoroughly updated in 2015, but the nameplate might not receive a fourth-generation model. That’s the word from Toyota Europe President and CEO Johan van Zyl, who says that the Avensis’ future is "under discussion" as sales of midsize vehicles continue to dwindle.

Van Zyl says that Toyota is still happy with how the nameplate’s sales figures in Europe, but points out that declining sales in its segment may spawn a significantly different replacement.

"We are looking at that segment of the market and asking ourselves some questions. We’re very satisfied with the performance of Avensis now – the product is doing fine for us. But we’re asking if the next step should be another D-segment saloon or something else," said van Zyl, according to Auto Express.

Toyota’s decision comes after several companies have abandoned the family sedan market in order to focus on SUVs, which not only sell better, but also bring bigger profits. For instance, Citroen axed the C5 sedan from its range earlier this year. Also, the next-generation Opel (Vauxhall) Insignia may no longer offer a four-door sedan version, but only the five-door notchback and the wagon.

But no matter what Toyota decides to do, the Avensis will still be around for around 18 months, until the third-generation model ends its life cycle. Should the Japanese automaker decided to axe the nameplate, it would open up space for a new crossover since Toyota only has the CH-R and the RAV4 below the Land Cruiser in Europe.

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2015 Toyota Avensis

2015 Toyota Avensis

Toyota launched the Avensis in 1997 as a replacement for the Carina E. Although the first-gen sedan was largely a revamped Carina with new styling, the Avensis proved a sales success for Toyota Europe. Redesigned in 2003 and again in 2009, the Avensis grew in size and advanced in terms of technology, power, and fuel economy, ultimately becoming a strong competitor for the likes of the Ford Mondeo, Mazda 6 and the Volkswagen Passat. At the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Toyota launched the fourth-generation Avensis, a significantly improved iteration built on the same MC platform.

Redesigned to mirror the recent updates of the Corolla and Camry sedans, the new Avensis boasts a more modern and youthful appearance in the wake of Ford and Mazda launching redesigned mid-size sedans of their own in Europe. The drivetrain lineup is as diverse as it ever was, consisting of both gasoline and diesel engines, as well as manual and CTV transmissions. The revamp also brings noteworthy improvements in output and fuel economy, as well as a number of new creature comforts and tech features.

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2012 Toyota Avensis

2012 Toyota Avensis

The Toyota Avensis entered the European market back in 1997 as a replacement for the Carina E and has been manufactured as a four-door sedan, hatchback, and even as an estate. The second generation of the Avensis ran through the 2009 model year when Toyota introduced the third-generation Avensis. On the outside, the new Avensis got reshaped and restyled headlights, a new grille design, and a much larger, sports-car-inspired air dam. The side profile remained largely the same with only some minor character lines, but the rear exterior lights saw some significant changes as well. Inside, the cabin was kept simple and clean, however, some of the interior panels weren’t exactly touch-friendly. The car came equipped with a Touch & Go Plus infotainment system that featured navigation, phone connectivity, and streaming audio. The same range of gasoline and diesel engines from the previous generation, however, some of them featured improvements here and there.

All told, this new generation sits right on that line that makes the difference between a facelift and evolution into a new generation. Either way, the Avensis is a safe car with seven airbags, active front headrests, stability control, and an optional pre-collision system. Furthermore, European NCAP gave the new Avensis a five-star rating with an overall score of 81% and a score of 90% for adult occupant safety. This is all very important considering it lives in such a competitive segment where vehicles like the Mazda6, Volkswagen Passat, Skoda Superb, and Ford Mondeo all take a pretty decent slice of the pie.

So, how does the new Avensis stack up against all of its competitors? Check out our full review below to find out for yourself.

Hit the jump to read more about the new generation Toyota Avensis.

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2011 Toyota Avensis BTCC by Dynojet Race Team

2011 Toyota Avensis BTCC by Dynojet Race Team

Dynojet Race Team has revealed the first details on their own version of Avensis BTCC car. Their model will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged power unit adapted from one of Toyota’s road-going range. With the help of a turbocharger and a number of internal revisions, the team hopes to boost power output from around 140 HP in road specification to 300-plus HP.

Dynojet Race Team chief Frank Wrathall Snr said: "The Avensis has been designed to the ‘Next Generation Touring Car’ rules, which means we could have opted for the stock TOCA engine, however we were enormously impressed by the plans put forward by X CTech R and felt that this was the right way for us to go, not least because it means our Avensis will be 100 per cent Toyota."

The new Avensis BTCC car will make its debut at the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship scheduled for 3 April at Brands Hatch, Kent.

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2011 Toyota Avensis BTCC

2011 Toyota Avensis BTCC

Toyota has unveiled today the first details on the new Avensis BTCC car that will will make its track debut in the final round of this year’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. Behind the wheel Toyota will place James Thompson, a BTCC double champion.

The Avensis BTCC is being designed and engineered by GPR Motorsport in Buckingham. Toyota supplied the donor car and the bodyshell, and GPR has added all the new specifications, which teams will be able to adopt from the 2011 season.

Toyota has no plans to re-enter the championship with a works team, but has been pleased to lend its support to TOCA, appropriately with a British-built car - Avensis is manufactured at Burnaston in Derbyshire, close to the Donington Park race circuit.

The new Avensis will make its first public race appearance at Brands Hatch on 9 – 10 October.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Toyota Verso

2009 Toyota Verso

The new Toyota Verso made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show. It will be offered in three different trims: standard, Verso Sol and Verso Luna and Entry, Mid, High and High Plus model grades.

The Verso get the new Toyota Optimal Drive. A five engine line-up features 126 hp 2.0 litre, and 150 and 177 hp 2.2 litre examples of Toyota’s D-4D turbodiesel technology, as well as 1.6 and 1.8 litre Valvematic petrol units offering class-leading power and CO2 emissions. Mated to a new, 6-speed manual transmission, the new 1.6-litre Valvematic develops 132 hp, 22 hp more than the 1.6 VVT-i unit it replaces, whilst torque has been increased by 10 Nm to 160 Nm at 4400 rpm. Conversely, CO2 emissions have been reduced by 20g to 158g/km and combined fuel consumption is a frugal 6.7l/100km.

The next generation Verso diesel engine range features a newly available 2.0 D-4D turbodiesel, available with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). Mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, it delivers 126DIN hp and 310 Nm of torque from 1800 to 2400 rpm. CO2 emissions are as low as 140g/km on units fitted with a Catalytic Converter, and 146g/km on those with a DPF. The Verso 2.0 D-4D 7-seater has the best-in-class CO2 emission levels for the 110-140DIN hp range, the core of the C-MPV segment.

Full details in the press release after the jump.

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2009 Toyota Avensis

2009 Toyota Avensis

The 2009 Avensis made its world debut at the Paris Auto Show. The Avensis it is in its third generation and comes with new level of superior quality, dynamic handling and refined ride comfort to Toyota’s European flagship.

The new 1.6-litre Valvematic benefits from a brand-new 6-speed manual transmission, which provides a great improvement in shift feeling. The 1.6 Valvematic power has been increased by 20% compared to the previous 1.6 VVT-i – up to 132 DIN hp, with torque up by 10Nm to 160 Nm at 4,400 rpm. The CO2 emission level is reduced by 12% to 152 g/km (sedan body type).

The new 1.8-litre Valvematic offers a choice of a new 6-speed manual transmission or a brand-new Multidrive S transmission, Toyota’s latest continuously variable transmission technology. The 1.8 Valvematic power has been increased by 14% compared to the previous 1.8 VVT-i – up to 147 DIN hp, with torque up by 10 Nm to 180 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The CO2 emission level is down by 10% to 154 g/km when combined with the manual transmission version and by 16% to 157 g/km when combined with the Multidrive S transmission (sedan body type).

At the top of the petrol range is the 2.0-litre Valvematic, which also comes with either the 6-speed manual transmission or the brand-new Multidrive S transmission. Its improved performance gives 152 DIN hp, an increase of 3% compared to the 2.0 D-4, and 196 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm. The CO2 emission level is down by 15% to 163 g/km when combined with the manual transmission version and by 26% to 164 g/km when combined with the Multidrive S transmission (sedan body type).

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2009 Toyota Avensis - new images and details

2009 Toyota Avensis - new images and details

Toyota revealed today new details on the 2009 Avensis that will make its official debut at the Paris Auto Show. Designed, engineered and built in Europe, the third generation Avensis is the largest sedan Toyota sells in Europe. While Europe is the Avensis’s largest market, the car is sold around the world (but not in the U.S.)

Conceived by ED², Toyota’s advanced design studio in the South of France, the all-new Avensis will be available in two body shapes, a sedan and a wagon. The new Avensis active and passive safety standards will now include new advanced safety specifications such as Steeringassist Vehicle Stability Control (VSC+), Adaptive Front Light System (AFS) and Pre-Crash Safety System (PCS).

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2009 Toyota Avensis - first official image

2009 Toyota Avensis - first official image

Toyota will unveil the 2009 Avensis at the Paris Auto Show in October. But Toyota has revealed the first official image and details about its popular European sedan. U.S. buyers may be more familiar with the Avensis as the basis for the Scion tC.

The new Avensis gets more powerful engines, with lower CO2 emissions. Choices include three gas engines: a 1.8 with 132 or 147 hp and a 2.0-liter with 152 hp. Diesel engines include a 2.0-liter with 126 or 150 horsepower and a 2.2-liter four with 177 hp. Sales will begin in the second quarter of 2009 on the market.

Next to the Avensis at the Paris Show is expected to be the iQ and the production version of the Urban Cruiser.

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2010 Toyota Avensis

2010 Toyota Avensis

Toyota will launch the third generation Avensis at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show and sales will begin later that year. The 2010 Avensis will be offered in two different body versions: sedan - to be launched first - and station wagon - that will be launched six months after the sedan version. Both version have been already caught testing by the spy photographers.

Although, since the launch of the second generation in 2003, the Avensis won the European Car of the Year award in 2004 and sales were up to 156,000 units, people say Avensis has a wiping design, with no dynamism. But the third generation Avensis will change this aspect. The 2010 model will feature a more dynamic and ascending side line, big head lights curved along the corners and a new grille.

There will also be a panoramic roof in the wagon, basicly a 4-foot glass panel instead of a metal roof. It is rumoured that there will be a Toyota Auris inspired raised gear stick in the Avensis too.

The technical part has never been a problem for Avensis, so Toyota will keep the current engines line-up: both petrol and diesel a, but will also offer a hybrid version starting 2010. As an options, the company will also offer a FWD version.

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New hybrid sedan from Toyota

New hybrid sedan from Toyota

The future Toyota range will recive a brand new hybrid-only model in 2009.This will help the Japanese carmaker boost its sales of hybrid vehicles past 1 milion vehicles.

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2007 Toyota Avensis

2007 Toyota Avensis

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.

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Avensis gets a facelift for 2007

Avensis gets a facelift for 2007

Toyota unveiled the new 2007 model-year Avensis at the Madrid motor show today.
Outside the visual changes are subtle, with new lights and bumpers, while inside there are revisions to the dash. The more important news is underneath, with UK cars getting get two new versions of Toyota’s latest generation of D-4D common-rail diesel engines.
For the UK market, it also benefits from two new engines from Toyota’s latest generation of clean, efficient and refined D-4D common rail diesel units. (...)

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2007 Toyota Avensis to come at Madrid Motor Show

2007 Toyota Avensis to come at Madrid Motor Show

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 (...)

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