Toyota Avensis Facelift Production Starts, Available for Order

Toyota unveiled a fresh look for their Avensis sedan and estate in Frankfurt a couple of month ago, and now production of the facelifted version has commenced. No price increases are to take place for the Avensis, deliveries for which are to take place starting next month.
The car is built at Toyota Burnaston, which is their largest production site in Europe and has benefited from £1.15 billion investment since it opened in 1992.

“This is great news for Burnaston, we are proud to be starting work on the new Avensis, a car that is central to Toyota’s European strategy and a key model for the UK. British-built, and with petrol engines sourced from Toyota’s Deeside factory plus ultra-efficient diesels, it is a stronger market contender than ever before,” said Tony Walker, Toyota Manufacturing UK Deputy Managing Director.

From a cosmetic point of view, the car now sports a new upper grille and the larger, more aggressive looking lower grille, plus the headlamps which now incorporate LEDs on the side. The 2012 model also brings with it new fog lamps and alloy wheels.

The engine range has seen the 2.0-liter D-4D turbodiesel becoming much greener, as it now emits 119 g/Km (meaning an improvement of 20 g/Km). Prices for the new range start at £18,450 for the 1.8 Valvematic T2 saloon with six-speed manual transmission.
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