Toyota Avensis

The new Toyota Avensis will go on sale in the UK on 1 March. Prices will range from £13,995 to £20,995. Available in three bodystyles and five different grades, the new Toyota Avensis will offer a wide choice of specification and a high level of standard equipment right from the entry 1.8-litre T2.

An all-new car, the Avensis will set new standards in the segment with its precision build, excellent ride, handling and performance qualities. It will also offer class leading levels of equipment, safety and value in the upper-medium (D segment) family car class, one of the most competitive in the market with one of the most demanding customer groups.

The T2 grade offers nine airbags, including SRS knee airbag – a unique Avensis safety feature – air conditioning, alarm/immobiliser with double locking, eight speaker audio system with cassette, CD tuner and steering wheel controls, Optitron instruments and exterior colour keying.

The 1.8-litre T2 is better value than competitors such as the Ford Mondeo 1.8 LX, Vauxhall Vectra 1.8 LS and Renault Laguna 1.8 Authentique which would cost between five and eight per cent more to specify to the same level as the Avensis.

The T3-S grade from £15,495 (1.8-litre VVT-i with manual gearbox) adds 16-inch alloy wheels and Toyota’s highly praised "turn-by turn" satellite navigation system with Electronic Traffic Avoidance (ETA).

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Published : 17/01/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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