Toyota has begun producing the new Avensis at its Burnaston factory. The company has also announced prices for the new vehicle, which complement those for the current model, despite the extra equipment, improved performance and new styling on offer. The launch of the revamped Avensis reiterates the company's dedication to Burnaston and to UK manufacturing. The new Avensis will be available in showrooms by early next year. Burnaston is the company's biggest production site in Europe.
It has benefited from a £1.15 billion investment since it was founded in 1992. As the centre for all Avensis production, the site has manufactured three generations of the model since 1997.
The new Avensis, which was revealed at the Frankfurt motor show this year, is founded on the spaciousness, fuel efficiency and practicality that are the established characteristic qualities of the model, providing sharper modern styling, a more comfortable and quieter cabin, and enhanced driving dynamics.
Moreover, its top-selling 2.0-litre D-4D engine has been significantly changed in order to achieve better fuel economy and lower emissions.
Specifically, CO2 levels have been reduced to 119g/km, strengthening Avensis' appeal as a high value proposition, particularly for company vehicle drivers and fleet operators.