Toyota reveal all on their updated Avensis and Auris models
Toyota initially made their plans clear a number of months ago to introduce newly revised versions of not one but two vehicle with them being the Auris and the Avensis which both happen to be two of their biggest selling cars here in the United Kingdom. We are now even closer to the launch of both models which have been confirmed to be going on sale from this coming Summer time and the Japanese firm have outlined some of the biggest and best changes that are going to come along with both vehicles from the time when sales begin. There have been three main focus points when it comes to redesigning both cars and for Toyota these have been the engine range, technology and the price tags that also come along with the cars.
What to expect from the updated Avensis
So firstly we are going to take a look at the Avensis. Interior, exterior and the engine range are focused on with the revised Avensis. At the front of the car we can find redesigned front bumpers aswell as new headlight designs and at the back both the bumpers and rear lighting have also revealed some new changes in styling. Interior wise we see a new leather cabin which includes the seating. A multi functioning steering wheel also features as does a central screen displaying the sat nav. More technology and gadgets do however stand out the most with the likes of Bluetooth, pre collision crash warning and a rear mirror which automatically dims.
Engine wise we see three new units brought into play. First on the table is the 1.6 D-4D diesel giving 110bhp which can be found in some BMW models. Secondly we find the 141bhp version of the same D-4D engine and last but not least is the 1.8 petrol which sees 145 brake horse power. These are some great changes for the Avensis but that does not mean the Auris misses out though.
The new features of the revised Auris
The Auris also receives much of the same treatment when it comes to restyling of the headlights, front and rear bumpers and the tail light designs. However Toyota have now used stronger materials for the interior cabin setup and a new floating screen system has also been including which measures eight inches in size. Much like the Avensis does, the Auris receives the 1.6 D-4D diesel engine and a 1.4 D-4D is also included. The big focus though is on the turbocharged petrol 1.2 litre engine. This claims a power output of 114 bhp.
The new Auris model has not been priced as of yet but we do know that the Avensis is going to cost from £17,765 when it goes on sale this year.