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Toyota Avensis sedan III

Paris 2008: Toyota’s new arrives


premiere of the dynamic all-new

• Athletic new design and aerodynamic

• Increased and torque, lower CO2 emissions

Dynamic handling with ride comfort

• superior quality, further safety

• Advanced levels

Designed, engineered and in Europe, the all-new Avensis its world premiere at the Paris Show. Built on the success of the two models, the 3rd generation Avensis a new level of superior quality, handling and refined ride to Toyota’s European flagship.

As Yamamoto, Chief Engineer of the new explains: From the start, we put a strong European mark on the A total of 35 engineers from Motor Europe were to Japan to join forces the Toyota Motor Corporation team. When the project returned to Europe for finalisation, engineers played a key role in the transfer between the two development I think this is one of the key reasons why we can look back at a highly development process and be proud of our that I believe is nothing than Cutting Edge of the

The all-new Avensis will contribute to reduce Toyota’s CO2 average to 140 g/km by 2009. The new Optimal Drive’ philosophy is to this model through a new range of petrol engines, diesel engines and new advanced offering customers reduced yet without compromising on power and pleasure.

Athletic new design and aerodynamic

• Powerful design

• Increased space and comfort

• at the Toyota European Design centre (ED²)

Conceived by ED2 advanced design studio in the of France the all-new Avensis power, yet without relying on to do so.

21st Century car designers and must resolve unprecedented New models have to satisfy desire for more powerful but with lower emissions. want increased interior yet they want more cars with lower consumption.

And perhaps there is no challenge today than the paradox of creating an environmentally car that is both powerful and a to drive, yet does not compromise on and safety.

To address all these Toyota has developed its unique language Vibrant Clarity on what it calls the J-factor. refers to aspects of Japanese and quality, which are forward-looking, and spirited. One of the ways this itself is that something new is when contradictory elements are in harmony. It is also the key to answering a paradox: how to create cars are both energised and dynamic but at the same time rational and — Clarity.

Applying the has enabled the resolution of three key of the new Avensis design:

The new Avensis be available in two body shapes: a and a wagon. These were in parallel, so instead of simply and raising the rear section of the the Avensis Wagon was designed for its purpose, and to match the same flowing lines as the sedan.

The stance of both is athletic and The bonnet has been lowered, the front pillar flows and the rear quarter pillar is backward to produce a flowing, silhouette. Excellent aerodynamics a Coefficient of Drag (Cd) of 0.28 for the sedan body and 0.29 for the wagon body, has helped in reducing the CO2-emisson

Yet the powerful looks come a responsible footprint. Avensis is 50 mm longer than the previous giving the sedan and the wagon a of 4,695 mm and 4,765 mm respectively. versions have the same mm wheelbase and they also the same height as their at 1,480 mm. Thanks to the new platform, the has been increased by between 30 mm and 45 mm, the width of the car has increased by 50 mm, at 1,810 mm.

the tyres towards the outside of the floorplan has achieved a more powerful presence, without unnecessary weight or mass. are some of the ways in which J-factor design philosophy, of conflicting elements into has helped to create a dynamic new flagship.

The third generation is also more spacious than the previous model. the overall height is the same as the model, the already generous is slightly increased. The cargo in the wagon is supremely flexible, thoughtful features like cargo rails to allow for and securing separate loads. smart rear seats flexible one-touch flat to create extra space in wagon and sedan.

The new instrument design maximizes interior emphasising the car’s roominess. In the version the feeling of luxurious can be further enhanced by the panoramic which creates a seamless to the outside environment.

The interior express prestige and dynamism. in black or in a combination of grey and the dashboard trim has a softly grained quality. The centre comes in different layouts from black metallic to titanium-tinted ornamentation, depending on On the high grades, the all-new centre console features a graphic finish, which is by Takesumi (charcoal made out of

The instrument console has a flowing quality look with illuminated speedometer and tacho-meter with chrome surrounding The optitron display ensures legibility regardless of lighting and helps to maintain your sight vision, immediately checking the meters.

Increased and torque, lower class CO2 emissions

• ‘Toyota Drive’ philosophy applied to the new engines

• New Valvematic technology lowering CO2 from 10 to 26%

Upgraded D-4D engines CO2 level decreased by up to 10%, Euro V

• New Multidrive S on petrol, new 6-speed Automatic on

The new ‘Toyota Optimal Drive’ has been introduced to the all-new engine line-up with a focus on minimizing impact on the while maximizing driving through the increase of power and One of the best examples of this is the new Valvematic petrol engine with emissions decreased by 10 to 26% on derivative, while at the same increasing power from 3 to Toyota’s new Valvematic technology improve fuel efficiency, engine response and reduces CO2 level by simultaneously controlling the timing and the valve lift.

The new 1.6-litre Valvematic benefits a brand-new 6-speed manual which provides a great in shift feeling. The 1.6 Valvematic has been increased by 20% compared to the 1.6 VVT-i up to 132 DIN hp, with torque up by to 160 Nm at 4,400 rpm. The CO2 emission is reduced by 12% to 152 g/km* (sedan type).

The new 1.8-litre Valvematic a choice of a new 6-speed manual or a brand-new Multidrive S transmission, latest continuously variable technology. The 1.8 Valvematic power has increased by 14% compared to the previous 1.8 up to 147 DIN hp, with torque up by 10 Nm to 180 Nm at 4,000 The CO2 emission level is down by 10% to 154 when combined with the transmission version and by 16% to 157 g/km* combined with the Multidrive S (sedan body type).

At the top of the range is the 2.0-litre Valvematic, also comes with the 6-speed manual transmission or the Multidrive S transmission. Its improved gives 152 DIN hp, an increase of 3% compared to the 2.0 and 196 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm. The CO2 level is down by 15% to 163 g/km* combined with the manual version and by 26% to 164 g/km* when with the Multidrive S transmission body type). With new petrol engines, the all-new delivers a top-class power to CO2 The introduction of Toyota’s Multidrive S is a major development in the D-segment.

S transmission gives an incredibly refined shift, automatically the torque and fuel consumption by using the optimum engine When pressuring the engine a harder, the transmission starts to like a 7-speed automatic This helps to eliminate the negative whining sound a continuously variable transmission. For a drive, the driver has simply to into the Sport mode. mode will select a responsive and power-maximising gear by reading the driver’s behaviour. For an more active driving the transmission features a sequential 7-speed mode. The gear is either performed by the gear lever or, exclusively for the 2.0-litre through the paddles located on side of the steering wheel.

example of the ‘Toyota Optimal philosophy can be seen on the new Avensis line-up. The three powerful and diesel engines on the new generation have been re-engineered to more torque at lower leading to lower emissions,and now all Euro V standards. The D-4D have been upgraded new piezo injectors and a higher rail pressure at 2,000 These new diesel engine features lead to CO2 level from 2,5 to 10% depending on the powertrain to the outgoing model.

The 2.0-litre 125 engine, available with a Particulate Filter (DPF), power via a 6-speed manual with a refined ‘shift It produces 126 DIN hp and 310 Nm torque between and 2,400 rpm. Emissions are by 7% to 134 g/km* when equipped Oxydation Catalytic Converter and by 9% to 139 g/km* when fitted the DPF (sedan body type).

The 2.2-litre D-4D 150 offers a proposition of power and economy. output is 150 DIN hp while torque has increased on this engine by 10% to 340 Nm between 2,000 and 2,800 In addition, its wide torque means maximum torque is in most driving conditions, the need for frequent gear

As a Toyota first on a diesel car, a brand-new 6-speed transmission is offered on the 2.2 D-4D It provides a fast shift while maintaining an impressive of comfort through eliminating shift shocks. It has a Sport that intelligently reads the behaviour and accordingly adjusts its change pattern. This new transmission also offers the of a sequential manual mode. By into the M-gate, the driver can gear either by using the shift of the gearshift lever or by paddle-shifts on the steering wheel. engine derivative is equipped Toyota’s unique emissions technology called Toyota delivering a CO2 emission level 180 g/km*. The Toyota D-CAT reduces Nitrogen Oxides and particulate emissions at the same The technology is maintenance-free and doesn’t any component replacement.

The D-4D 150 also be available with a manual transmission, this comes with a standard DPF CO2 emissions reduced by 6% to 147 g/km* body type).

Top of the range is the 2.2 D-4D 180. The unique of a low compression ratio and high turbocharger creates remarkable output and engine efficiency. 177 DIN hp of power and a torque delivery of 400 Nm a range from 2,000 to rpm, this is among the powerful diesel cars in the It delivers 0-100km/h in just 8.5 with a CO2 emission level of 157 (sedan body type), it one of the least CO2 emitting high diesels in the market today. It features the Toyota D-CAT

All Avensis models have indicators to help you drive efficiently. The on-board computer an ECO driving indicator for the 6-speed and the Multidrive S transmission versions. ECO driving indicator shows to the how efficient his or her driving behaviour is. On the versions, the new Avensis features a Shift Indicator, which the driver on the best timing to up or down the gear.

Dynamic with superior ride

• New platform adopted

Re-engineered front and rear

The new Avensis has been engineered to smooth ride comfort, yet dynamic handling to provide driving pleasure.

A new platform has adopted to provide an excellent between high-speed stability and at low speeds. To enhance driving both the front McPherson and rear double wishbone have been re-engineered improvements to torsional stiffness and rigidity. Front shock and rear lateral force specifications are also upgraded.

New large diameter wheels and tread tyres are fitted to enhance stability and dynamic A new flush under-floor design high speed stability, noise and contributes to better efficiency by improving aerodynamic

These substantial changes are at achieving the optimum combination of relaxed ride comfort and yet stable driving performance.

superior quality, further safety level

Toyota Avensis sedan III

• enhanced safety levels, to reach 5-star Euro rating

• Noise Harshness (NVH) level to D-premium segment

• quality being a reference in the

Back in 2003, the previous model was the first vehicle to the 5-star rating for adult protection under the new and tougher NCAP testing legislation in at that time. The all-new will further build on achievement with the aim at reaching the rating under the even stringent Euro NCAP planned for 2009.

The all-new active and passive safety are brought to a higher level to new high-tech safety features.

In the development phase of the new Avensis, a requirement was to once again a car with an advanced safety The new Avensis is equipped with airbags, including a driver’s airbag, front airbags for the and front passenger, two front airbags and two side curtain airbags front and rear. front seat headrests are to reduce whiplash injuries in end collisions.

Steering assist Stability Control (VSC+) has newly adopted. This dynamics system increases the normally given by VSC during handling changes or slippery by adding a steering torque that counteracts yaw movement the vehicle understeers or oversteers in to an emergency. Practically this that in an extreme situation, the may sense some torque on the steering wheel in a given to compensate the under- /oversteer and so can enhance the adjustment made by the VSC

Together with the optional Discharge (HID) bi-xenon comes the Adaptive Front-light (AFS). By measuring the speed of the and steering wheel rotation, it which area in front of the it has to light and adjusts headlamps in for instance as the car corners in the dark. To for heavy load at the rear of the it automatically lowers the angle of the before starting. While you benefit from the dynamic levelling, which means it compensates for heavy braking and by adjusting the headlamp angle.

As the new Avensis comes with brake signal. This is in an effort to avoid rear end by automatically activating flashing lights during emergency

A new Pre-Crash Safety (PCS) is also optionally available on the 2.2-litre D-4D 6-speed transmission Premium grade to possible collisions and take to reduce damage, should an occur while driving. It a warning to the driver if danger is ahead. If the system detects an crash, it automatically activates the pre-tensioners and applies full force to lessen the impact of the

Adaptive Cruise Control works in tandem with the Safety (PCS) system, as it the same advanced technology. ACC the vehicle to maintain a set distance to the ahead, even if that varies its speed. Once the ahead is clear, ACC automatically to the originally specified cruising

To complete the list of new advanced specifications available for the all-new the Pre-Crash Safety (PCS) comes with Lane Warning (LDW) and Lane Assist (LKA). These help to prevent unintended by giving an audible warning and a corrective steering wheel to keep you in lane.

The all-new has reduced NVH (Noise, Vibration and considerably and Toyota’s advanced insulation material has contributed to the interior noise level by a 5 dB. The new model is one of the quietest in the D-segment and to the D-premium segment level. with engineering a stiff and leading-edge aerodynamics this has achieved by carefully optimizing the of materials, without adding weight by over-using insulation. helps to maintain a reasonable of the vehicle, and hence bring CO2 to a lower level.

Avensis an excellent and well-earned reputation for Durability and Reliability (QDR). It has high in independent customer surveys like JD Power satisfaction. And it has won numerous accolades motoring magazines and motoring such as Best in Segment ADAC, Europe’s biggest club.

The all-new Avensis, as a core model, will to be built at the Toyota Motor UK plant in Burnaston with built-in quality assurance on the world-famous Toyota Production The Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK in Deeside will supply the 1.6 and 1.8 engines while the Toyota Industries Poland (TMIP) will supply 2.0 and 2.2 D-4D The Toyota Motor Manufacturing (TMMP) plant will the TMUK plant with the new manual transmission.

Advanced levels

• 4 grade to differentiate the equipment levels

Innovative hi-tech features

the Takashi Yamamoto’s cutting of D-segment statement in mind, the of advanced technology available on the 4 grade levels of the third Avensis fully reflects a edge positioning.

The entry level is well specified, standard equipment such as air-conditioning, front power and a MP3-compatible radio/CD audio featuring 6-speaker. The centre and console is offered in a black finish. 16-inch steel come as standard and Steering Vehicle Stability Control with Traction Control is available either standard or depending on market to enhance dynamics and safety.

The Sol grade has an impressive array of equipment. dual zone air-conditioning is featuring left and right temperature controls, allowing temperature regulation for the driver and seat passengers. Leather wheel and gear shift add to the feeling. Outside there are alloys, front fog lamps and to automatically switch on headlamps ambient light falls, and at the first drops of rain.

There is a boot-through feature in the of the rear seats for stowage of objects as skis, while the features optional cargo rails and hooks to secure safely.

Cruise control speed limiter and a full-map (6,5) navigation with connectivity (for cellular and audio streaming) are available. mirrors and electrochromatic (auto-dimming) mirror is also an option on grade.

Unique Takesumi-inspired adorn the centre console of the grade. The back window of the has a sunshade, while the wagon from privacy glass. It a Smart Entry and push system, which detects the of an electronic ‘key’ within a of about 1m from the car. A on the back of the driver’s door allows the door to be opened and the car can be started using the push on the instrument panel. When the car, you simply slide finger over the seamlessly touch sensor on top of the door 17-inch alloys come as

The Executive grade also an optional full-map touch-screen (7) with Multimedia-pack, which Bluetooth connectivity for cellular and audio streaming, an 11-speaker Audio system, a 10 GB HDD music and a rear parking camera. A luxury pack with adjustable seats with 2 settings is also available. pack also includes tilt and telescopic steering with 2 memory settings.

Discharge (HID) bi-xenon with Adaptive Front System (AFS), panoramic on the wagon and rear parking are other optional specifications.

the striking 18-inch alloys the Premium grade’s flowing profile. It comes as standard the Luxury pack which the high quality leather in a choice of black or in a combination of and beige and an electrical tilt and steering wheel. Also are the High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with Adaptive light System (AFS), parking sensors, back and side window sunshades for the and the panoramic roof and privacy for the wagon. The only remaining on the premium flagship are the full-map (7) navigation with Multimedia-pack and for the 2.2-litre D-4D 6-speed transmission, the Pre-Crash Safety system, Adaptive Cruise (ACC) and the Lane Departure (LDW) and Lane Keeping (LKA) systems.

(* CO2 values are to final homologation.)

Toyota Avensis sedan III
Toyota Avensis sedan III
Toyota Avensis sedan III
Toyota Avensis sedan III


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