UK-built Toyota Avensis will be exported to Japan

UK-built Toyota Avensis will be exported to Japan

The news according to which the Toyota Avensis that was built exclusively in UK at Burnaston will be exported to Japan, was seen by most car fans as an April Fools' joke. The production will begin in July with the cars being shipped from the UK at a rate of 750 vehicles a month. However, Toyota's home market is going to receive this year the third-generation Avensis, adding one more country to the other 47 worldwide. Toyota's decision to introduce Avensis to the home market was prompted by the high demand for the European styling and engineering in Japan. Furthermore, the Avensis Tourer versions will be available featuring a 2.0-liter petrol engine, providing low, fuel efficient emissions performance with Multidrive S continuously variable transmission, also known as CVT. Vince Cable, British Business Secretary stated that Toyota exported 85 percent of the cars and engines it made at its UK plants in Burnaston and Deeside and the export of the Avensis model to Japan represented a tribute to the skills of the workforce, the quality of its products, as well as the efficiency of the plants. He added that he was delighted to meet Fujio Cho, the Chairman of Toyota when he visited Japan, highlighting the importance of manufacturing in the UK. Katsunori Kojima, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Ltd Managing Director, announced that they were proud that Avensis had been selected for export to Japan, suggesting another vote of confidence that the factory received, not to mention the quality of its products.


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