The recent confirmation that Britain’s roads are the most congested in Europe is a depressing reflection of the everyday experience of most UK drivers.
The news that Tower Bridge is to be closed for six weeks for maintenance is sure to cause a traffic nightmare for motorists who use the surrounding roads – except for those driving a 2002 Toyota Avensis*.
A fuel consumption figure of 58.12mpg has been recorded by a Toyota Avensis diesel GLS four-door saloon 2.0-litre D-4D in the 2001 RAC/Fleet World MPG Marathon, an annual on-the-road competition to test the economy of cars in real conditions.
Toyota has reduced the cost of its already competitively priced Avensis by up to eight per cent (£1,250) to maintain its value for money position in the upper medium segment.
The reinvigorated Avensis continues the low cost of ownership trend from Toyota at a time when the upper medium segment is more competitive than ever.