Following the lead of Auris and Verso, it adopts Toyota’s new grade structure, with Active Icon, Icon Plus and Excel replacing the previous T2, TR, T4 and T Spirit designations.
Like for like, the new models carry over the previous specifications, with a few adjustments. Across the range all Avensis now feature follow-me-home headlights as standard. There is an audio upgrade for all models bar the entry-level Active with the introduction of a DAB digital tuner. And for Excel versions there is a new brushed silver finish for the centre console.
|Follow-me-home headlights||DAB digital tuner||Leather and Alcantara upholstery||LED daytime running lights|
|Bluetooth||17in machine-finish alloy wheels||Specific-design 17in alloy wheels||Panoramic roof (Tourer)|
|Daytime running lights (halogen)||Toyota Touch & Go with satellite navigation, 6-speaker audio, rear-view camera, multimedia connectivity||Toyota Touch & Go with 11-speaker audio||18in alloy wheels|
|Leather steering wheel trim||Dusk-sensing headlights||Nickel and wood effect centre console||Black leather upholstery|
|Air conditioning||Rain-sensing wipers||Power folding door mirrors||Heated front seats|
|CD player||Auto-dimming rear-view mirror||Rear window sunshades (saloon)||Electric front seat adjustment|
|Electric front windows||Smart Entry & Start (2.2 diesel only)||Electric steering wheel adjustment|
|Multi-information display||Cruise control||Rear parking sensors|
|Active front headrests||Automatic air conditioning||Bi-xenon headlamps with Adaptive Front-lightng System|
|Seven airbags||Electric lumbar support||Toyota Touch & Go Plus|
|VSC+ with steering torque assist||Electric rear windows|
|Heated door mirrors||Front fog lamps|
|Rails in loadspace (tourer)|
|Rear privacy glass (tourer)|
Customers can choose from 10 exterior colours, including Pearl White pearlescent for the first time.
Avensis, built exclusively in Britain at Toyota’s Burnaston plant in Derbyshire, continues to offer a wide selection of efficient powertrains, with 1.8 Valvematic petrol engines and 2.0, 2.2 and 2.2 D-CAT diesels. According to engine, six-speed manual and automatic transmissions and Toyota’s Multidrive S CVT are available.
The new line-up has an official on-sale date of 1 April, priced from £19,155