2012 Toyota Avensis Teaser Released Ahead of Frankfurt Debut

With only a week to go before the 2011 IAA opens its doors in Frankfurt, most major automakers have done their job and completely revealed everything there is to know about their upcoming model. That’s the German way of doing things, but Japanese automaker Toyota is in the middle of a major restructuring program that will see it change its image for the better.
Many of its US models received a facelift of some sort this year, and we were especially impressed by the new lease on life Lexus models got. It’s European lineup, however, is less strong and is also in desperate need of a makeover. The new Yaris is good enough, but the Toyota marketing machine hasn’t been able to make it stand out, while the Auris isn’t exactly an industry heavyweight.

The only true chance for the Japanese automaker to capture market share is the Avensis and its executive looks.

The first image of the facelifted Avensis for the 2012 model year has just been released. The design is similar to that seen on the Camry and all of the newer models, with plenty of flowing lines that end in points. Toyota has promised us different grille, reshaped headlamps and bumper plus newly styled tail lamps and rear bumper.

Not much else is know, but since the changes are mild, we can expect the current engine range to carry over.

In addition to the changes, the 2012 Avensis will carry the same improvements in quality and material feel that they promise with the new Yaris.
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