New 2015 Toyota Avensis

Published Date: 30th Apr 2015

The new Toyota Avensis has aimed to make things easy for the customer, with new style, new engines and the latest technology. Regardless of version or equipment grade, it is designed to be a prestigious, trustworthy, safe and comfortable companion.

Toyota have listened to customer feedback in a big way and made changes to the new 2015 Toyota Avensis to reflect this. 

In response to private customers’ demands for greater prestige, luxury and elegance, and the desire of user-chooser driver for sportiness, dynamism and a dash of chic, the new 2015 Avensis has been designed to deliver significant improvements in five key areas: –

  • Styling: a new, more prestigious and dynamic exterior design with LED lamp technology.
  • Sensory quality and comfort: an all-new, more elegant and refined interior, with an emphasis on significantly improved sensory quality, comfort, trim, finishes, colour schemes and NVH.
  • Safety: a comprehensive upgrading of safety systems, designed to achieve a five-star Euro NCAP rating. A focus on active safety technology introduces the new Toyota Safety Sense package, provided as standard across the range.
  • Equipment and value for money: a new, more clearly differentiated grade structure with class-leading standard equipment levels and advanced technology, such as the Toyota Touch 2 system and an eight-inch multimedia screen.
  • Driving pleasure and running costs: two new Euro 6 diesel engines, lower CO2 emissions across the entire range, longer service intervals, lower servicing costs and chassis enhancements to improve ride and handling.

Toyota anticipates that these improvements will not only promote greater loyalty within the model’s existing customer base, but will also increase Avensis’s appeal to new customers as a genuinely attractive proposition. Feedback from customers has never been more influential on a new Toyota, this is testament that Toyota listens to its customers and acts on their opinions.

New 2015 Toyota Avensis Release Date

There are many customers that can’t wait for the new 2015 Toyota Avensis, and with all the new changes that Toyota have made on the car, they’re going to be in for a treat. The official release date of the new 2015 Toyota Avensis is yet to be announced by Toyota. But we anticipate that it will be later this year in October or November 2015.

New 2015 Toyota Avensis Engine range

 

Diesel engines

The five-strong European engine range features two diesels, both new: a 1.6-litre D-4D and, making its first appearance in a Toyota, a 2.0-litre D-4D unit. The 1.6 D-4D generates CO2 emissions of just 108g/km*, 11g/km less than the 2.0-litre unit it replaces. The new 2.0-litre engine’s 119g/km* represents a 24g/km reduction on the performance of the outgoing 2.2-litre unit. An increase in service intervals to 20,000km and a reduction of about 20 per cent in the 90,000km/three-year servicing costs for both units have helped make the diesels cheaper to run.

New 1.6 D-4D

In tune with the current move to downsize powerplants to achieve better fuel economy, lower emissions and better driving dynamics, Toyota is replacing Avensis’s previous 2.0-litre D-4D diesel engine with a new 1.6 D-4D.This Euro 6-compliant engine, working with a six-speed manual transmission, is 20kg lighter than its predecessor. It develops 110bhp at 4,00rpm and 270Nm of torque from 1,750 to 2,250rpm. This gives 0 – 62mph acceleration in 11.4 seconds and a top speed of 112mph.

The engine posts an eight per cent improvement in fuel efficiency compared to the previous 2.0 D-4D, with combined cycle fuel consumption of 68.9mpg*; at the same time, CO2 emissions have been reduced from 119 to 108g/km*. The engine has been tuned for fast throttle response throughout the rev range. It generates good initial response at low rpm, then, as turbo boost develops, a linear build-up of torque. The availability of torque has been extended, so the engine will rev feely beyond 3,000rpm without running out of breath.

New 2.0-litre D-4D

The new Euro 6-compliant 2.0-litre D-4D shares the low fuel consumption and emissions performance of its 1.6-litre sister unit, but it has been tuned for a stronger focus on performance. The new engine develops a maximum 141bhp at 4,000rpm and a generous 320Nm of torque from 1,750 to 2,500rpm. Its linear torque build-up and willingness to rev gives it particularly strong in-gear responsiveness and acceleration: it will move the car from rest to 62mph in 9.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 124mph.

Numerous developments, including a new timing chain, ensure quiet running at all speeds, and Toyota’s stop and start technology, coupled with a tall sixth gear for motorway cruising, help the 2.0 D-4D return average fuel consumption of 62.8mpg* with 119g/km* CO2 emissions.

Petrol engines

Toyota has also made improvements to the fuel economy and emissions performance of Avensis’s established petrol engines: 130bhp 1.6; 145bhp 1.8; and 150bhp 2.0-litre Valvematic units.

Measures taken to reduce fuel consumption include higher compression ratios; optimisation of fuel injection angles and timing; the adoption of Teflon and resin coatings; the use of low-friction materials; and auto-tensioning of the accessory belt. A further four per cent improvement in fuel economy has been realised through extensive revisions to the Multidrive S continuously variable transmission available with the 1.8 and 2.0-litre engines. These include a new torque converter, continuously variable unit, oil pump, reduction and differential gears, hydraulic control unit and CVT fluid warmer.

The CVT control logic has also been adjusted to reduce engine revving at medium throttle settings, more closely matching engine speed to throttle inputs, like a conventional automatic transmission. These improvements produce lower fuel consumption across the petrol engine range. The provisional, pre-homologation, figures for the 1.6 manual improve from 43.5 to 46.3mpg; for the 1.8 manual from 43.5 to 47.1mpg; and for the 2.0 Multidrive S from 40.9 to 46.3mpg. There is a simultaneous improvement in CO2 emissions: in the 1.6 manual these fall by 8g/km to 142g/km; in the 1.8 manual the figure is down 14g/km to 139g/km; and in the 2.0 Multidrive S the reduction is 19g/km to 142g/km (provisional figures).

New 2015 Toyota Avensis Safety

In anticipation of securing a five-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash test programme, new Avensis takes active safety and driver assistance to new levels with the Toyota Safety Sense system (described fully here). This is fitted as standard across the entire range.

This provides a Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beam and Road Sign Assist, functions which process information provide by a compact laser and camera unit mounted on the head of the windscreen.

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