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.