The renewed Toyota Avensis made its debut at the Geneva Salon earlier this year and is now available at dealers for a base price of EUR 23.640. After the facelift of the mid-range model, which includes optics, motors and comfort and safety equipment, nothing changes in price. The combi version "Touring Sports" continues to cost an additional € 1.000.
The modified front section, which is now reminiscent of other brand cars, such as the compact Auris, is clearly recognizable. The Avensis is the first Toyota model to feature the expanded "Toyota Safety Sense" emergency braking system. Air conditioning, an audio system (radio / CD / MP3) with six loudspeakers and steering wheel control, electric windows, electric and heated exterior mirrors and a hill start assistant are always standard.
For the mid-range model, which competes against VW Passat, Opel Insignia or Mazda6, among others, petrol and diesel engines are available between 82 kW / 112 PS and 108 kW / 147 PS. The entry-level unit is the 97 kW / 132 hp 1,6-liter petrol engine.
According to Toyota, the price in higher equipment lines drops by up to 200 euros compared to the comparable model of the predecessor. Optional extras such as full-LED headlights, multimedia audio system with smartphone integration via Mirror Link, panoramic glass roof, keyless entry system and various assistance systems are available.
Author: Adele Moser / SP-X