2012 Toyota Avensis facelift review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 15 September 2011 , 07:09:01 byAlina

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Toyota Avensis facelift

The 2012 Toyota Avensis facelift had its world premiere at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and it represents a revised model that was built on the spaciousness, practicality and fuel efficiency of the current, third-generation car. Its new grade structure, the improved driving dynamics, together with its bloder and more refined exterior design, provide even more value for money. While the headlamps incorporate daytime running lights, narrower headlamps flank the new grille design and give the car model an extremely elegant look. The design ensures Avensis with a wider stance and ground-hugging appearance through the crisp detailing of integral foglamp housings at each corner, while visibility has been seriously improved by the combination of the redesigned lamp clusters and foglamps. The new rear bumper comprises a centre guard on saloon models and the new chrome trim for the licence plate adds a touch of elegance. New design covers were added to the 16-inch steel wheels and the 17-inch Fuji alloys feature new machine and colour facings. Comfort, roominess and practicality define Avensis's cabin, providing high-quality materials, such as the Toyota Touch and Go Plus which is considered to be the most advanced yet affordable touch-screen satellite navigation system in the D-segment. The layout and operability of the switchgear have been improved by the redesigned centre console, while the side vents gain more trim. The front seatbacks have been redesigned to offer better lateral support and comfort, and the upholstery has been upgraded across the range, with new colours available, too. Fuel efficiency has been improved and CO2 emissions (119 g/km) have been reduced by the revised 124bhp 2.0 litre D-4D turbodiesel engine. Toyota engineers were determined to achieve the highest levels of active, passive and pedestrian impact safety, and took the lead in the development of advanced safety technologies such as pre-crash safety, lane departure warning and lane keeping assistance systems. Automatically maintaining a selected distance from the vehicle in front, the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) works in tandem with the PCS system and once the road is clear, the vehicle automatically returns to its original cruising speed.