TOYOTA PRESENTS THE NEW AVENSIS: BUILT IN BRITAIN

KEY POINTS

  • New generation of Toyota’s European flagship, built in Britain
  • Saloon and tourer body styles, with sleek, athletic styling
  • New Toyota Optimal Drive powertrains deliver lower emissions and more power
  • All-new petrol engines and revised diesels
  • Petrol units offered with new advanced continuously variable transmission
  • Packed standard specification with four trim levels – T2, TR, T4 and T Spirit
  • On-the-road prices from £15,760
  • On sale from 1 January 2009

INTRODUCTION
The all-new, third generation Toyota Avensis delivers more style, higher performance, improved fuel economy and lower emissions. Toyota’s flagship model in Europe, built exclusively at its Burnaston factory in the UK, benefits from athletic, contemporary styling, superb build quality and advanced engineering.

New engines and transmissions have been developed using Toyota Optimal Drive technology to return significantly better fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to the previous generation model. New Valvematic petrol engines and revised D-4D and D-CAT clean diesel units balance driving pleasure with strong environmental performance and reduced running costs. Together they offer the private and company car driver all the power and comfort they are used to as well as the low emissions and fuel consumption they now demand.

New Avensis is available in saloon and tourer body styles with four equipment grades: T2, TR, T4, and T Spirit. All offer a high level of features for safety, comfort and convenience, with advanced features such as a Pre-Crash Safety system (PCS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keep Assist/Lane Departure Warning (LKA/LDW) and premium satellite navigation system with built-in hard drive for storing music files available in the model for the first time.

UK sales of new Avensis start on 1 January with on-the-road prices from £15,760.

TOYOTA OPTIMAL DRIVE POWERTAINS
Toyota Optimal Drive is a new concept in powertrain engineering and design that is being applied to all new Toyota models. Toyota Optimal Drive means no compromise on performance, emissions or specification. On new Avensis, it brings new engine technologies and advanced transmissions, with low friction components, lightweight compact design and enhanced combustion efficiency.

New 1.8 and 2.0-litre Valvematic engines – more power for less fuel
Valvematic is an innovation based on Toyota’s proven dual Variable Valve timing – intelligent (dual VVT-i) technology. In addition to the variable timing of the inlet and outlet valves, Valvematic adds a lift control system that continuously varies the lift of the inlet valves to better control the volume and speed of the intake airflow. This provides a breakthrough in combustion efficiency that ultimately delivers more power for less fuel.

Across the range the new 1.8 and 2.0-litre Valvematic petrol engines achieve a reduction in CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of between 10 and 26 per cent, while at the same time increasing power by between three and 20 per cent, compared to the VVT-i engines used by the previous generation Avensis.

Revised D-4D and D-CAT diesel engines – up to 10% lower emissions
New Avensis offers customers one of the most comprehensive ranges of diesel engines in the D-segment, all of them benefiting from Toyota Optimal Drive technology. Entry point is the 2.0-litre D-4D 130, followed by the 2.2-litre D-4D and D-CAT 150 as mid-power options, and the 2.2 D-CAT 180 as the higher power unit (the D-CAT 150 engine with automatic transmission will join the range in spring 2009).

The challenge was to develop these engines to give excellent performance and low CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, while at the same time achieving a substantial reduction in the level of particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions. Together the new diesel engine technology features deliver a reduction in CO2 and fuel consumption levels between one and 10 per cent compared to the previous generation Avensis; the 2.2-litre D-4D 150 and 2.2-litre 150/180 D-CAT engines all meet Euro V emissions standards.

Advanced new transmissions – diesel automatic for the first time
New Avensis uses a range of advanced transmissions that strike a balance between responsiveness, smoothness and fuel efficiency.

Multidrive S, Toyota’s new and advanced continuously variable transmission (CVT) is available with the 1.8 and 2.0-litre Valvematic petrol engines. And for the first time on a Toyota diesel passenger car, a six-speed automatic will be available, offered on the 2.2-litre D-CAT 150.

All petrol engines are fitted with a newly developed six-speed manual transmission, while the diesel engines are matched to the proven six-speed manual gearbox featured in the previous generation Avensis.

NEW PLATFORM WITH REVISED SUSPENSION
New Avensis has been engineered for smooth ride comfort, but with dynamic handling for rewarding driving characteristics.

A new platform provides an excellent balance of high-speed stability and low speed agility, and to enhance performance, both the MacPherson strut front suspension and the double wishbone rear suspension have been re-engineered with improvements in torsional stiffness and roll rigidity. Front shock absorber and rear lateral force steer specifications have also been upgraded.

New, large diameter wheels with wider tyres are fitted to further improve stability and dynamic handling. A flush underfloor design helps maintain stability at high speeds, reduces noise and contributes to fuel efficiency through improved aerodynamics.

New Avensis’s precise and flexible responsiveness is built on the strong foundations of a new, precision-welded platform of exceptional rigidity and a car body with excellent aerodynamics. This new platform is fundamental to the car’s handling and also contributes greatly to its safety and quiet running. High tensile steel accounts for much of the constituent steel body components, which helps reduce weight, increase rigidity and ensure superb collision safety performance.

HIGHEST SAFETY STANDARDS
Toyota has built on the exceptional safety standards of the second generation Avensis, using a robust new construction and providing an effective complement of active and passive safety systems.

Active safety for full control
New Avensis is equipped with latest-generation ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA) as standard.

Steering Assist Vehicle Stability Control (VSC+) is a new feature on Avensis, also fitted to all models. VSC+ operates with the Traction Control (TRC) to improve traction and safety in low grip conditions, going beyond the protection provided by conventional VSC systems by adding steering torque assist to help the driver counter the effects of under or oversteer in an emergency situation.

Optional Pre-Crash Safety system
T Spirit versions of the D-CAT 150 automatic will be available (from spring 2009) with the option of a Pre-Crash Safety system, a package that also includes Adaptive Cruise Control, which maintains a safe distance from the vehicle ahead, and Lane Keep Assist/Lane Departure Warning, which provides a warning and steering assistance when it detects that the car is drifting out of lane.

EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS
Entry point to the new Avensis range is T2 grade. Key features include air conditioning, six-speaker audio system with CD and MP3 file player (from disc), heated electrically adjustable door mirrors, electric front windows, seven airbags, body coloured door handles and bumpers, electronic parking brake, a multi-information display and chrome window surround. The active safety provisions include ABS, EBD, Brake Assist (BA), and Steering Assist Vehicle Stability Control (VSC+). Security is covered by a Thatcham Category 1 immobiliser and alarm plus remote central locking with double locking and lockable glove box. An anti-hijack system automatically locks all doors when vehicle speed goes above 12mph and all locks and latches are reinforced.

TR is the feature grade, accounting for a majority of new Avensis sales, and builds on the T2 specification with the addition of 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, automatic air conditioning, audio system with Bluetooth and Aux-in socket, cruise control with speed limiter (not 1.8 Valvematic with Multidrive S), automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, driver’s seat power lumbar support, leather steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth switches, leather gear knob trim, titanium centre console finish, electric rear windows and, on the tourer, boot rails.

Key elements of the T4 grade, above the TR specification, include special design 17-inch alloys, leather upholstery, auto-dimming rear view mirror, electric adjustable heated front seats and steering wheel with memory setting and Toyota’s Smart Entry and Start keyless system. The T4 tourer comes with rear privacy glass.

T Spirit is the pinnacle of the grade structure, adding 18-inch alloys in an exclusive design, rear parking sensors, a premium sound system with 11 speakers and CD changer, bi-xenon headlamps with the Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) and headlamp washers. The T Spirit Tourer is fitted with a panoramic roof as standard.

NEW AVENSIS PRICES, VED AND INSURANCE GROUPS

GRADE POWERTRAIN BODY

OTR PRICE

VED BAND

INSURANCE

GROUP*

T2 Toyota Optimal Drive 1.8 Valvematic 6MT Saloon

£15,760

D

7E/18E

T2 Toyota Optimal Drive 1.8 Valvematic  6MT Tourer

£16,740

D

7E/18E

T2 Toyota Optimal Drive 2.0 D-4D 130 6MT Saloon

£16,540

C

6E/18E

T2 Toyota Optimal Drive 2.0 D-4D 130 6MT Tourer

£17,520

C

6E/18E

TR Toyota Optimal Drive 1.8 Valvematic 6MT Saloon

£17,470

D

7E/18E

TR Toyota Optimal Drive 1.8 Valvematic Multidrive S Saloon

£18,450

D

7E/18E

TR Toyota Optimal Drive 1.8 Valvematic 6MT Tourer

£18,450

D

7E/18E

TR Toyota Optimal Drive 2.0 Valvematic Multidrive S Tourer

£19,920

D

10E/21E

TR Toyota Optimal Drive 2.0 D-4D 130 6MT Saloon

£18,255

C

6E/18E

TR Toyota Optimal Drive 2.0 D-4D 130 6MT Tourer

£19,235

C

6E/18E

TR Toyota Optimal Drive 2.2 D-4D 150 6MT Saloon

£19,085

C

8E/21E

TR Toyota Optimal Drive 2.2 D-4D 150 6MT Tourer

£20,065

C

8E/21E

T4 Toyota Optimal Drive 2.0 Valvematic 6MT Saloon

£19,430

D

10E/21E

T4 Toyota Optimal Drive 2.0 Valvematic Multidrive S Saloon

£20,410

D

10E/21E

T4 Toyota Optimal Drive 2.0 Valvematic 6MT Tourer

£20,410

D

10E/21E

T4 Toyota Optimal Drive 2.0 Valvematic Multidrive S Tourer

£21,385

D

10E/21E

T4 Toyota Optimal Drive 2.0 D-4D 130 6MT Saloon

£19,725

C

7E/18E

T4 Toyota Optimal Drive 2.0 D-4D 130 6MT Tourer

£20,700

C

7E/18E

T4 Toyota Optimal Drive 2.2 D-4D 150 6MT Saloon

£20,555

C

12E/25E

T4 Toyota Optimal Drive 2.2 D-4D 150 6MT Tourer

£21,535

C

12E/25E

T4 Toyota Optimal Drive 2.2 D-CAT 180 6MT Saloon

£21,045

D

12E/25E

T4 Toyota Optimal Drive 2.2 D-CAT 180 6MT Tourer

£22,025

D

12E/25E

T Spirit Toyota Optimal Drive 2.2 D-4D 150 6MT Saloon

£22,510

C

12E/25E

T Spirit Toyota Optimal Drive 2.2 D-4D 150 6MT Tourer

£24,080

D

12E/25E

T Spirit Toyota Optimal Drive 2.2 D-CAT 180 6MT Saloon

£23,000

D

12E/25E

T Spirit Toyota Optimal Drive 2.2 D-CAT 180 6MT Tourer

£24,570

D

12E/25E

*Figures quoted are for the current 20-Group insurance rating system and the 50-Group system that will replace it from December 2010. Some insurers are already using the 50-Group ratings.

Option prices

OPTION

PRICE (inc. VAT)

Full-map satellite navigation (TR)

£980

Premium navigation and audio with music hard drive and rear parking camera (T4)

£1,470

Premium navigation with music hard drive and rear parking camera (T Spirit)

£980

Panoramic roof (T4 tourer)

£590

Protection Pack (TR, T4 saloon)

£445

Protection Pack (TR, T4 tourer)

£540

Metallic paint (all grades)

£345

MEDIA INFORMATION
The full new Avensis press pack and high and medium resolution images can be accessed and downloaded now at the Toyota media web site at www.toyotagb-press.co.uk. MPEG video clips are also available and broadcast quality footage can be ordered using a simple on-line ordering system.

TOYOTA AVENSIS TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE: Toyota Optimal Drive 1.8-litre Valvematic
Type

2ZR-FAE

Configuration

Four cylinders in-line

Valvetrain

DOHC 16-valve Valvematic

Displacement (cc)

1,798

Bore x stroke (mm)

80.5 x 88.3

Compression ratio

10.5:1

Max. power (bhp/DIN hp @ rpm)

145/147 @ 6,400

Max. torque (Nm @ rpm)

180 @ 4,000

 

ENGINE: Toyota Optimal Drive 2.0-litre Valvematic
Type

3ZR-FAE

Configuration

Four cylinders in-line

Valvetrain

DOHC 16-valve Valvematic

Displacement (cc)

1,986

Bore x stroke (mm)

80.5 x 97.6

Compression ratio

10.0:1

Max. power (bhp/DIN hp @ rpm)

150/152 @6,200

Max. torque (Nm @ rpm)

196 @ 4,000

 

ENGINE: Toyota Optimal Drive 2.0-litre D-4D 130
Type

1AD-FTV

Configuration

Four cylinders in-line

Valvetrain

DOHC 16-valve, common rail injection

Displacement (cc)

1,998

Bore x stroke (mm)

86.9 x 86.0

Compression ratio

15.8:1

Max. power (bhp/DIN hp @ rpm)

124/126 @ 3,600

Max. torque (Nm @ rpm)

310 @ 1,800 – 2,400

 

ENGINE: Toyota Optimal Drive 2.2-litre D-4D 150
Type

2AD-FTV

Configuration

Four cylinders in-line

Valvetrain

DOHC 16-valve, common rail injection

Displacement (cc)

2,231

Bore x stroke (mm)

86.0 x 96.0

Compression ratio

15.7:1

Max. power (bhp/DIN hp @ rpm)

148/150 @ 3,600

Max. torque (Nm @ rpm)

340 @ 2,000 – 2,800

 

ENGINE: Toyota Optimal Drive 2.2–litre D-CAT 150
Type

2AD-FHV

Configuration

Four cylinders in-line

Valvetrain

DOHC 16-valve, common rail injection

Displacement (cc)

2,231

Bore x stroke (mm)

86.0 x 96.0

Compression ratio

15.7:1

Max. power (bhp/DIN hp @ rpm)

148/150 @ 3,600

Max. torque (Nm @ rpm)

340 @ 2,000 – 2,800

 

ENGINE: Toyota Optimal Drive 2.2-litre D-CAT 180
Type

2AD-FHV

Configuration

Four cylinders in-line

Valvetrain

DOHC 16-valve, common rail injection

Displacement (cc)

2,231

Bore x stroke (mm)

86.0 x 96.0

Compression ratio

15.7:1

Max. power (bhp/DIN hp @ rpm)

175/177 @ 3,600

Max. torque (Nm @ rpm)

400 @ 2,000 – 2,800

 

TRANSMISSION

 

Type

6MT

1.8 Valvematic

6MT

2.0 Valvematic

6MT

D-4D 130

6MT

D-4D 150/

D-CAT 180

6AT

D-CAT 150

Gear ratios 1st

3.538

3.538

3.818

3.538

3.300

2nd

1.913

2.047

1.913

1.913

1.900

3rd

1.310

1.375

1.218

1.218

1.420

4th

0.971

1.025

0.860

0.880

1.000

5th

0.818

0.875

0.790

0.809

0.713

6th

0.700

0.733

0.673

0.673/

0.638

0.608

Reverse

3.333

3.545

4.139

3.831

4.148

Multidrive S

1.8 Valvematic

Multidrive S

2.0 Valvematic

Forward

2.386 – 0.411

2.396 – 0.428

Reverse

2.505

1.668

 

BRAKES

Valvematic and

2.0 D-4D engines

2.2 D-4D and D-CAT engines

Front – diameter x thickness (mm)

Ventilated discs

295 x 26

Ventilated discs

320 x 26

Rear – diameter x thickness (mm)

Solid discs

290 x 11

Solid discs

290 x 11

Additional features

ABS, EBD, BA, VSC+, TRC

STEERING
Type

Rack and pinion

Ratio

14.5:1

Turns lock to lock

2.9

Min. turning radius – tyre (m)

5.4

Additional feature

Electric Power Steering

SUSPENSION
Front

MacPherson strut

Rear

Double wishbone

 

PERFORMANCE
Engine

1.8 Valvematic

2.0 Valvematic

2.0

D-4D 130

2.2

D-4D 150

2.2

D-CAT 150

2.2

D-CAT

180

Transmission

6MT

MDS

6MT

MDS

6MT

6MT

6AT

6MT

Max speed (mph)
Saloon

124

124

127

127

124

131

127

137

Tourer

124

124

124

124

124

131

127

137

0-62mph (sec)
Saloon

9.4

10.4

9.0

10.0

9.7

8.9

9.5

8.5

Tourer

9.7

9.3

10.7

10.0

9.2

9.8

8.8

Fuel consumption(mpg)
Urban Saloon

33.2

32.8

31.0

30.7

43.5

40.4

34.4

38.2

Tourer

32.8

30.7

30.7

42.8

39.8

33.6

37.7

Extra-urban Saloon

52.3

50.4

50.4

49.6

67.3

60.1

53.3

56.5

Tourer

51.4

50.4

48.7

65.7

58.9

51.4

55.4

Combined Saloon

43.5

42.2

40.9

40.4

55.4

51.4

44.1

47.9

Tourer

42.8

40.9

40.4

54.3

50.4

42.8

47.1

Fuel tank capacity (l)

60

 

EMISSIONS
Engine

1.8 Valvematic

2.0 Valvematic

2.0

D-4D 130

2.2

D-4D 150

2.2

D-CAT 150

2.2

D-CAT

180

Transmission

6MT

MDS

6MT

MDS

6MT

6MT

6AT

6MT

Carbon dioxide (g/km)
Urban Saloon

199

201

215

215

173

185

216

197

Tourer

198

N/A

216

216

174

189

223

200

Extra-urban Saloon

127

131

133

134

111

124

141

134

Tourer

128

N/A

134

136

115

128

145

136

Combined Saloon

154

157

163

164

134 (TR)

135

147

149

(T Spirit)

169

157

159

(T Spirit)

Tourer

155

N/A

164

165

136

150

152

(T Spirit)

174

160

163

(T Spirit)

Carbon monoxide (CO, g/km)

0.21

0.24

0.34

0.19

0.23

0.161

tbc

0.141

Hydrocarbons(HC, g/km)

0.03

0.04

0.03

0.04

Nitrogen oxides (NOx, g/km)

0.02

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.14

0.162

tbc

0.105

HC + NOx (g/km)

0.16

0.171

tbc

0.118

Particulates(PM, g/km)

0.014

0.001

tbc

0.001

VED Band

D

D

D

D

C

C

E

D

Euro Class

4

4

4

4

4

5

5

5

 

DIMENSIONS

Saloon

Tourer

Overall length (mm)

4,695

4,765

Overall width (mm)

1,810

Overall height (mm)

1,480

Wheelbase (mm)

2,700

Track – front (mm)

1,560 (16in wheel)

1,550 (17/18in wheel)

Track – rear (mm)

1,550 (16in wheel)

1,540 (17/18in wheel)

Front overhang (mm)

965

Rear overhang (mm)

1,030

1,100

Drag coefficient (Cd)

0.28

0.29

VDA luggage capacity – rear seat up (l)

509

543

VDA luggage capacity – rear seat down (l)

n/a

1,609

Luggage compartment Length – rear seat up (mm)

960

1,105

Length – rear seat down (mm)

1,685

1,715

Max. width (mm)

1,470

1,550

Height (mm)

530

765

 

WEIGHTS
Engine

1.8 Valvematic

2.0 Valvematic

2.0

D-4D 130

2.2

D-4D 150

2.2

D-CAT 150

2.2

D-CAT

180

Transmission

6MT

MDS

6MT

MDS

6MT

6MT

6AT

6MT

Kerb weight (kg) Saloon

1,370 –1,455

1,405 – 1,475

1,400 – 1,475

1,435 – 1,505

1,490 – 1,580

1,515 – 1,600

1,530 – 1,615

1,515 – 1,610

Tourer

1,405 –1,510

N/A

1,420 –1,525

1,465 – 1,560

1,520 – 1,635

1,545 – 1,635

1,560 – 1,650

1,550 – 1,650

Gross Vehicle Weight (kg) Saloon

2,000

2,020

2,020

2,050

2,100

2,140

2,140

2,140

Tourer

2,000

N/A

2,020

2,050

2,100 – 2,300

2,140

2,140

2,140

Towing capacity – braked (kg)

1,500

1,600

1,500

1,800

1,600

1,800

1,600

1,800

Towing capacity – unbraked (kg)

500

TOYOTA AVENSIS EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATION

SAFETY

T2

TR

T4

T SPIRIT

Driver and front passenger airbags

Front side airbags

Driver’s knee airbag

Full-length curtain shield airbags

Passenger front airbag cut-off switch

Isofix child seat mounts on rear seats

Five three-point seatbelts with Emergency Locking Retractor

Front and rear seatbelt fastening reminder system

ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist

Steering Assist Vehicle Stability Control (VSC+) and Traction Control (TRC)

Active front head restraints

High-Intensity Discharge bi-xenon headlamps with Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS)

Pre-Crash Safety System with Pre-Crash warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning

Opt

(D-CAT 150 auto)

Automatic door locking

Emergency brake signal

Active high level stop lamp

INSTRUMENTS & CONTROLS
Multi-information display

Optitron instrumentation

Cruise control with speed limiter(n/a 1.8 Multidrive S)

Rain-sensing windscreen wipers

Dusk-sensing headlights

Electronic parking brake

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Manual air conditioning

Automatic dual-zone air conditioning

Electric front windows

Electric rear windows

Electrically adjustable heated door mirrors

Electrically retractable door mirrors

Smart Entry and Start

Electrochromic auto-dimming rear view mirror

Remote boot release

Rear parking sensors

Rear parking sensors/boot liner/bumper protectors (plus cargo management system for tourer)

Opt

Opt

 

AUDIO & NAVIGATION

6-speaker audio system with radio, CD and MP3/WMA file playing from disc

AUX-in socket for MP3 player connection

Bluetooth

11 speaker premium audio system with CD changer

Full-map satellite navigation

Opt

Premium satellite navigation with audio upgrade, 10Gb music hard drive and rear parking camera

Opt

Premium satellite navigation with 10Gb music hard drive and rear parking camera

Opt

SECURITY
Remote central locking with double locking

Thatcham Category 1 alarm and immobiliser

Lockable glovebox

SEATING, UPHOLSTERY AND TRIM
Manually adjustable front seats

Electrically adjustable heated front seats and steering wheel with memory setting

Electric lumbar support on driver’s seat

Cloth upholstery

Leather upholstery

One-touch flat-folding rear seats

Four underfloor storage boxes (tourer)

Leather steering wheel and gear knob trim

EXTERIOR
Front fog lights

Colour keyed door handles and mirrors

Rear privacy glass (tourer)

16-inch steel wheels

17-inch alloy wheels

18-inch alloy wheels

Panoramic roof (tourer)

Opt

ENDS

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