The Toyota Avensis delivers value for money, not least because of its roomy and comfortable cabin. This mid-sized executive saloon is also adept at handling long motorway journeys with ease, and comes in five trim levels: Active, Business Edition, Design, Business Edition Plus and Excel.
The smart-looking Avensis features a Piano Black upper front grille, which is embellished with chrome inserts. The vehicle is also adorned with colour-coded fixtures, such as bumpers, door handles and power-adjustable and heated door mirrors, the latter fitted with indicator lights. All but Active grades ride on alloy wheels, which range from 17 inches to 18 inches in size. Standard illumination includes follow-me-home headlights, LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights.
This five-seat vehicle provides the driver with an adjustable position and features a three-spoke leather steering wheel that offers tilt-and-telescopic adjustability. Other standard features include electric front windows, air conditioning and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror. The Avensis possesses a 509-litre boot space, which can be increased to 1,320 litres when rear seats are folded.
Entry-level Active trims are installed with a 1.8-litre 147bhp petrol engine, which is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. This delivers up to 47.1mpg and a 139g/km CO2 emissions figure. The same grade can be specified with an optional 1.6-litre 112bhp diesel unit, which is standard on higher trims. This returns as much as 67.3mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 108g/km.
All grades feature a six-speaker sound system (apart from the Excel trim, which features ten loudspeakers). Included are an AM/FM radio and a CD player (offering MP3 and WMA playback), Bluetooth connectivity and USB and AUX inputs. Business Edition trims and above also come with DAB digital radio, Toyota Touch 2 with Go navigation and an eight-inch touchscreen display.
The Verso has been awarded Euro NCAP’s maximum five-star crash-test rating, and features driver aids such as Anti-lock Braking System, Vehicle Stability Control Plus, Hill-start Assist and speed-limiting cruise control. A wide range of passive safety elements, such as seven airbags, ISOFIX child-seat attachments, speed-sensitive automatic door-locking and global seatbelt reminders are featured, too.
An asset to any motorist who typically covers a lot of miles, the Avensis is available now from your nearest RRG Group Toyota Centre. If you would like to book a test drive or wish to make an enquiry, get in touch with us at your earliest convenience.
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