Toyota Avensis Received Some Changes For European Market


]The updated 2015-2016 model year Toyota Avensis is presented at the European Geneva International Motor Show in early March 2015. Restyled versions of the 2015-2016 model year Toyota Avensis sedan and station wagon addressed mainly to European market.

This update will be the last for the Avensis brand – in 2018 model will leave the car market in Europe and is likely to be discontinued. There are two reasons for discontinuing the model. The first one is because in 2014 European customers purchased just over 30 000 cars of previous generation. Which is by Toyota standards is negligible. The second reason is because by 2020 each Toyota model selling in Europe is required to have a hybrid modification which Avensis will not have by any means.

Nevertheless the farewell restyling for Toyota Avensis is very serious. It’s affected both the appearance and interior design, the updated version will be more modern equipped, suspension and steering system has been revisioned, even in the engine compartment undergo changes.

The new Toyota Avensis will be released in late 2015 and will be available for European market only. Price starts at €24 000.

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Recent Toyota Design

We will try to reveal all the facets of restyled version of the car, and traditionally begin with a new exterior of the car. Official 2016 model year Toyota Avensis 2015 photos with a new body help to identify new elements and details. Japanese designers did their best to change the front of the body, in order to get away from the style of the previous model.

Thanks to their efforts, the updated Avensis has received a completely new front of the body with the narrow LED headlights, powerful bumpers with impressive air intakes, different hood and front fenders. In side view body is still recognizable, but the manufacturer expanded the range of alloy wheels and introduced new pallet of colors for the body panels.

2016 toyota avensis front view

In rear view we could note new taillights with LED lamps, new bumper and trunk lid. Restyling radically changed the appearance of the car, the new Avensis began to look uniquely modern, stylish and charismatic. Installation of new bumpers increased the total length of the updated model body by 1,5” (40 mm).

Much Like Bigger Corolla

Interior of updated Toyota Avensis is redrawn and completely new, settled in the Toyota new corporate style with higher quality and more expensive materials. Toyota engineers do not forget about the improvement of noise and soundproofing the interior more sturdy materials are used in the wheel arches, the inner cavities of the body and on the bottom.

There are new improved front seats with lateral support rollers, new multifunction steering wheel, new dashboard with large indicators and bluish color backlight is actually a 4,2-inch display of the trip computer.

Front panel become solid and stylish, center console become wider and the new 8-inch touch screen Toyota Touch 2 (optional) multimedia system and a modified control unit is climate-controlled are easily fit in. Large and comfortable central armrest and new massive door handles are also noticeable.

2016 toyota avensis interior


Independent front suspension with MacPherson struts in front and double wishbones with extended rear longitudinal beam in rear undergone a full audit while upgrade process. Softer shock absorbers and springs for more comfortable movement was installed.

But the anti-roll bars, in contrast, have become more stringent, which has a positive effect on the car’s handling when cornering. Steering system with electric power steering has been recalibrated to be sharper. To corner just like hot polo gti 2015.

Engine lineup remains the same: 1,6-liter (132 hp), the 1.8-liter (147 hp) and 2.0-liter (152 hp). But thanks to optimization of the compression ratio and fuel injection, more productive phase shifters and the use of special coatings for engine components which reduce friction losses it is succeeded in reducing the fuel consumption. Also, 1.8 and 2.0 have received upgraded CVT transmissions.

2016 toyota avensis rear view


External dimensions for 2016 Toyota Avensis sedan (Verso station wagon):

Length: 15,5 ft (15,8 ft)
Width: 5,9 ft
Height: 4,85 ft
Wheelbase: 8,85 ft
Ground clearance: 5,5 in

Trim Levels

As standard or optional equipment updated versions of Toyota Avensis will have air conditioning or dual-zone climate control, cruise control with speed limiter function, headlights with LED daytime running lights or fully adaptive LED headlamps (Adaptive Front Lighting system) , a simple sound system (radio, CD player, Bluetooth and USB) or advanced multimedia system with an 8-inch touchscreen Toyota Touch 2 (music, phone, navigation, rear view camera), rain and light sensors, alloy wheels R17- R18”, leather and combined (fabric and Alcantara) seat upholstery, front power seats with memory, panoramic sunroof. As well as complex safety system Toyota Safety Sense system, which includes Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Alert system, Auto High Beam and Road Sign Assist.

Toyota Avensis brand history

Toyota Avensis was released in 1997 in European market only and was successful in that market. The second gen appeared in 2003 and share platform with US-spec Scion tC. The previous, third generation debuted in 2009.
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