Toyota Ireland has launched the much anticipated new Avensis. Offering more prestigious exterior and interior styling, advanced safety technology and lower-emission engines including a new 1.6 D-4D, the new Avensis is designed to appeal to customers looking for premium comfort and high specification, while maintaining its signature attributes of quality, durability and reliability.
The new 2015 Avensis has been designed to offer significant improvements in five key areas: Styling, Safety, Sensory Quality and Comfort, Equipment and Value for Money and Driving Pleasure and Running Costs.
Both the saloon and Touring Sports versions of the new Avensis have new, more prestigious and dynamic exterior designs. The front of the vehicle is a bold interpretation of Toyota’s trademark design language, with a smaller more aggressively styled upper grille which anchors new headlamp clusters and extends the overall vehicle length by 40mm.
The lower grille encompasses a gloss black-painted bumper centre and has been significantly enlarged, pushing the fog lamps to the extremities of the vehicle, emphasising vehicle width. The new elegant profile is further enhanced by a choice of new 16” and 17” alloy wheel designs.
In anticipation of a 5-star rating from the Euro NCAP programme, the safety systems have been comprehensively upgraded, bringing active safety and driver assistance to new levels. A focus on active safety technology introduces the new Toyota Safety Sense system, fitted as standard across the model range.
Processing information provided by a compact, windscreen head-mounted unit housing both a laser and a camera, Toyota Safety Sense offers customers a pre-collision safety system incorporating a forward collision warning and featuring autonomous emergency braking. The Luna and Sol grades also feature a lane departure alert system, automatic high beam and road sign assist.
Interior comfort and style have been enhanced and refined resulting in a more elegant interior design. The all-new interior design offers attractive trim, finishes and colour schemes. The premium feel of the cabin is further improved by a new front seat design, ideally suited to maximise comfort on long distance journeys.
The feel and operation of all switchgear has been improved, and sensory quality is further heightened by the careful harmonisation of text and symbols, and more consistent back-lit illumination. The interior design has also been designed with robust materials which provide additional sound absorption and insulation resulting in decreased Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH) and a smoother, quieter drive.
Each grade spanning from Aura, Luna and Sol offers class-leading equipment and advanced technology such as the Toyota Touch 2 system and an 8” multimedia screen. In addition, the new Toyota Safety Sense system is fitted as standard across the range demonstrating that the new Avensis offers outstanding value for money and cutting edge safety equipment at every level of the new grade structure.
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