In 2007, Toyota introduced a refreshed version of the Avensis, with updates regarding its exterior design and a new engine. Not only the sedan body style was upgraded, but the same also applied to the wagon and the liftback versions of Avensis.
Aesthetically, the Toyota Avensis came with a stronger exterior design that featured an all-new front bumper, a more dynamic shape with the hood’s strong vertical lines, a new radiator grille, and completely redesigned headlamps.
For 2007, the new Avensis came with LED turn-signals mounted within the outer door mirrors, adding a more premium feel, and increase safety. The side mirrors were now bigger to improve visibility.
Customers were given the choice of five new paint exterior colors: Ash Grey, Brocade Red, Storm Bronze, Fir Green, and Pacific Blue.
The new diesel unit introduced in 2007 was a 2.0-liter D4D engine that developed 125, this engine offering excellent power and reduced fuel consumption at the same time. Friendlier to the environment than its predecessors, the new powerplant had low CO2 emissions of 146 g/km.
More powerful engines were also available, with the range-topping D-4D 180 that developed 177 hp.