2009 Toyota Avensis review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 4 October 2008 , 13:10:30 byVeronica

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Toyota Avensis

Toyota developed the Avensis and revealed it for the first time at the Paris Motor Show. The 3rd generation Avensis offers a new level of superior quality, dynamic handling and refined ride comfort to the European flagship of Toyota. The model will be available in two body shapes: a sedan and a wagon. These were designed in parallel, so instead of simply stretching and raising the rear section of the sedan, the Avensis Wagon was designed specifically for its purpose, and to match the same elegant flowing lines as the sedan. The Avensis is only 50 mm longer than the previous generation, giving the sedan and the wagon a length of 4.695 mm and 4.765 mm respectively. The 3rd generation Toyota Avensis is also more spacious inside than the previous model. the cargo are in the wagon is supremely flexible, with thoughtful features like sliding cargo rails to allow for dividing and securing separate loads. The design of the new instrument panel maximizes interior width. In the wagon version the feeling if luxurious space can be further enhanced by the panoramic roof, which creates a seamless connection to the outside environment. The dashboard trim has a softly textured, grained quality and it is available in black or in a combination of grey and beige. The instrument console has a flowing premium quality look with crisply illuminated speedometer and tachometer dials with chrome surrounding rings. The new 1.6-liter Valvematic benefits from a brand-new 6-speed manual transmission which provides a great improvement in shift feeling. The CO2 emission level was reduced by 12%. The 1.8-liter Valvematic engine offers a choice if a new 6-speed manual transmission or a new Multidrive S gearbox. This engine can produce 147 horsepower and 180 Nm of torque. At the top of the range is the 2.0-liter Valvematic which is also available with either the 6-speed manual transmission of with the brand-new Multidrive S transmission. This unit provides 152 horsepower and 196 Nm of torque.