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TOYOTA Avensis Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 6
First production year: 1997
Engines: Diesel, Gasoline
 

2015 - Present

A new Toyota Avensis came around in 2015, bringing sharp looks, new engines, and more technology. Extending overall vehicle length by 40mm, the front is a bold, prestigious interpretation of Toyota's Under Priority and Keen Look design language. The interior got a makeover along with adopting more sound insulating materials. A new infotainment unit was fitted with the Toyota Touch 2 syst...

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diesel engines:

  TOYOTA Avensis 1.6L 6MT (111 HP)

  TOYOTA Avensis 1.6L 6MT (143 HP)

gasoline engines:

  TOYOTA Avensis 1.8L 6MT (147 HP)

  TOYOTA Avensis 1.8L CVT (147 HP)

2009 - 2011

The third generation of the Avensis came in 2008 when the world economic crisis started. Even though it came into a bad moment for the motoring industry, it managed to find its place on the market. The first generation of the Avensis was introduced in Europe in 1997 and, in 10 years on the market, it managed to get 8% of the sales in the D-segment (mid-size vehicles). Like the second generati...

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gasoline engines:

  TOYOTA Avensis 1.6L Valvematic 6MT (132 HP)

  TOYOTA Avensis 1.8L Valvematic 6MT (147 HP)

  TOYOTA Avensis 1.8L Valvematic CVT (147 HP)

  TOYOTA Avensis 2.0L Valvematic 6MT (152 HP)

  TOYOTA Avensis 2.0L Valvematic CVT (152 HP)

2006 - 2008

The second-generation Toyota Avensis was launched in 2003 and received the 2004 European Car of the Year title. 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 c...

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2003 - 2006

The second generation of the Toyota Avensis was launched in 2003 and it was a big improvement over the previous generation, offering more safety and more interior room. While the first generation of the Avensis was more of an enlarged Corolla, the second generation came with a completely new package. Even though the smallest engine was more suitable for a compact-sized vehicle, the rest of th...

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2000 - 2003

Toyota refreshed the first generation of the Avensis in 2000 and offered new technical upgrades, but the carmaker didn't add too many visual improvements. The Japanese carmaker was already known for its reliable products, and it tried to get into the mid-size sedan market with the introduction of the Avensis lineup. In Europe, it had to fight against better-known vehicles such as Volkswa...

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1997 - 2000

In 1997, Toyota decided to drop the Carina E nameplate and introduce an advanced one: the Avensis. It was a promise for the future. Toyota started to get more traction in the European market, and the customers compared its products with Opel, Vauxhall, Peugeot, Renault, or Volkswagen. But the carmaker tried to offer something more. The Carina was too bland for their needs and the first genera...

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