Lifted in Geneva

Cologne, February 16, 2015

3.713: How many Toyota Avensis were registered in 2014 in Germany. No reason to celebrate, after the German middle-class counterparts come to five-digit numbers. The latter points to a great extent in fleet sales, too, so there have imported brands in this country always hard to get a foothold in this class. But the relative success of the Mazda 6 shows that successful design is something to get. Therefore, the Toyota Avensis for Geneva Motor Show ( March 5 to 15 2015) is subjected to a thorough facelift.

powerful matured

Since 2009, the Toyota Avensis in its present form in the market. Six years is a long time just for Japanese car companies. Is all the more astonishing that the Avensis not completely replaced, but is only revised. Possible cause: The Avensis is a system developed exclusively for Europe model, which is built in the UK. But as already mentioned, the European market for midsize cars is limited and is dominated by a few brands. Therefore, larger investments do not seem to be paying for Toyota. Unlike the way the rest of the world: Here is the approximately the same size Camry a huge sales success.

More comfort, new engines

Back to Avensis: With details on the revision, Toyota still holds back, recognizable is a new front in the style of the Auris. Be announced a " innovative comfort and safety features " and new engines. The range currently consists of two petrol engines with 132 and 147 hp and diesel engines from 124 to 177 hp. So far, the moderate range for switching Lazy: a CVT transmission for the 147-horsepower gasoline and a six-speed automatic transmission for the diesel engine with 150 hp. Prices start date when clearly popular combination at 24,640 euros . (rh)