New Toyota Avensis: Quality And Innovation

Toyota New Avensis


The all-new Toyota Avensis is a car designed and built in Europe, for Europe. On sale in the UK from 1 March 2003, it will set new standards in the highly competitive upper medium ‘D’ segment with its precision build, excellent ride, handling and performance qualities and superb specification.

Key Points
  • All-new car, designed, developed and built in Europe
  • Three bodystyles (saloon, liftback, estate), all on sale from 1 March 2003
  • Toyota first manufacturer in Europe to offer SRS driver knee airbag as standard
  • Launched with 1.8-litre VVT-i and 2.0-litre direct injection petrol engines
  • 2.0-litre D-4D common rail diesel available from May 2003
  • All engines comply with Euro IV emissions from launch even though this legislation is not required until January 2005
  • European debut of Toyota Clean Advanced Diesel Technologies (D-CAT) in last quarter of 2003
  • High standard specification to include nine airbags, air conditioning, eight-way electrically adjustable front seats and eight-speaker sound system
  • Optional automatic transmission now fitted with sequential type shift facility which allows the driver to shift up or down gears independently (available on 1.8 and 2.0-litre petrol engines)
  • Rear double wishbone suspension for sharper handling and superior ride comfort
  • Turn-by-turn satellite navigation with Electronic Traffic Avoidance available
  • Full colour map DVD satellite navigation with full European coverage and voice activation available as an option
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Published 21 November 2002 Melanie Carter

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