Toyota Tells Us the 2015 Avensis Will Work Magic for Car Fleets

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The facelifted Avensis is not a novelty anymore, but that hasn't stopped Toyota from finding a new aptitude for their sedan/wagon.
According to the Japanese carmaker, the facelifted Toyota Avensis has been designed to be a reliable performer in the business car and fleet market. Wait, what, why?

First of all, because the company expects fleet and business customers to account for around 87 percent of all Avensis sales. Also, Toyota took into consideration the opinions of motorists – not just Toyota drivers – in its development of new Avensis.

But that's not everything. Toyota even thought about two equipment grades that focus on "today’s business motorist," namely the Avensis Business Edition and Business Edition Plus.

The first choice comes with an 8-inch display for the Toyota Touch 2 infotainment system along with cruise control, automatic air conditioning and automatic headlights and wipers.

The fancier Business Edition Plus brings leather and Alcantara upholstery, LED headlights and daytime running lights, rear privacy glass and smart entry with push-button start.

Both offer a redesigned driver’s seat with electrically adjustable lumbar support but there's more in the under-the-hood department, where Toyota says it's offering "two fleet-friendly D-4D diesel engines" - a 110 horsepower 1.6-liter unit and a new 141 horsepower 2.0-liter.

The biggest update for the facelifted Avensis lies in the fact that the powerplants we mentioned above are BMW-sourced and come to replace the familiar 2.0-liter and 2.2-liter turbodiesels. Also, the European flavor is taken up a notch as the Avensis is built in the UK, at Toyota's facility in Derbyshire.
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