All-new Avensis begins sale

December 5, 2008 | By | In New Cars

Toyota's new family car comes with more fuel-efficient engines and is also packed with standard equipment.

This is the new Toyota Avensis, which begins sale from January 1. It’s an all-new car, the third to bear the Avensis name. And, like the current car, it is being built at Burnaston, Derbyshire.

The new car promises engines that reduce exhaust emissions and fuel consumption by between 10% and 26%. It’ll also be packed with technology that includes, on top-level models, adaptive cruise control, which enables drivers to keep a set distance from the car in front – automatically. A diesel-engined model with automatic transmission will also be in the line-up – a first for Toyota on this-sized car.

Saloon and tourer (estate car) variants will be available next month and prices run from £15,760 for the 1.8-litre petrol T2 saloon to £24,570 for the 2.2 diesel T-Spirit Tourer. All are well equipped and even the entry T2 models include air conditioning, six-speaker radio/CD, electronic parking brake and seven airbags. All models include a six-speed manual gearbox as standard.

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