A new Toyota.
The new Toyota Avensis makes its world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The new Toyota builds on the spaciousness, practicality and fuel efficiency of the current, third generation model. It features a bolder and more refined exterior design, and interior improvements to finish quality, comfort and Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH). Driving dynamics have been enhanced, and a revised grade structure offers even greater value for money.
The best-selling variant of the Toyota Avensis' six engine line-up, the 2.0 D-4D turbodiesel, has been revised to deliver significant improvements in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. With a tax threshold set at 120 g/km in almost a third of European countries, the 2.0 D-4D's 119 g/km brings generous tax benefits to both private and fleet buyers.
With a choice of two body styles, three diesel and three petrol engines, three transmissions and four model grades, the new Avensis has been specifically tailored to the European market. The D-segment demonstrates a 70% focus on diesel powertrains, a 64% bias in favour of fleet sales and a preference for the wagon body style with over 50% of customers.
Designed, engineered and built in Europe, the Toyota Avensis was first launched at the end of 1997 and has since firmly established itself in the European D-segment. It sold 70,585 units throughout the region in 2010, representing a 5.8% segment share.
Meeting a wide range of D-segment customer needs, the new Toyota Avensis shares the six powertrain range of its predecessor; three petrol and three diesel engines offering the performance- and economy-enhancing benefits of Toyota Optimal Drive.
Toyota Optimal Drive showcases a combination of wide-ranging advanced technologies and internal improvement programmes designed to optimise the balance of performance and driving enjoyment with fuel economy and low emissions.
These diverse core technologies focus on three key aspects of powertrain development: Firstly, the reduction of powertrain weight through the use of super-lightweight and highly compact engine components and transmissions; secondly, the minimisation of mechanical losses through the reduction of friction throughout the drivetrain; and, thirdly, the maximisation of combustion efficiency.
The 124 hp 2.0 litre D-4D turbodiesel has been extensively revised. The unit features a new turbocharger, extensive combustion chamber modifications and improved glow control. As a result, torque delivery has become more linear, fuel efficiency has improved and CO2 emissions have been lowered by some 15% -from 139 to only 119 g/km- in both sedan and wagon versions of the new Avensis.
This marked reduction in CO2 emissions has significant Total Cost of Ownership implications. A taxation threshold of 120 g/km exists in almost a third of all European countries, and the revised 2.0 D-4D unit's 119 g/km CO2 figure offers tax benefits for both private and fleet drivers.
In addition to the revised 124 hp 2.0 D-4D turbodiesel, the new Toyota Avensis' six powertrain range further comprises a 150 hp, 2.2 D-4D unit available with either a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) or a Diesel Particulate and NOX Reduction filter (DPNR), a 177 hp 2.2 D-4D DPNR variant, and a choice of 132 hp 1.6 litre, 147 hp 1.8 litre and 152 hp 2.0 litre petrol engines.
All engines are mated to 6-speed manual transmissions. The 150 hp 2.2 D-4D DPNR unit may be optionally equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission, and both 1.8 and 2.0 litre petrol engines may be fitted with Toyota's Multidrive S continuously variable transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle shift.
The new Avensis retains the same proven front McPherson strut and rear double wishbone suspension layout of its predecessor. However, platform, chassis and powertrain improvements offer greater ride comfort and enhanced handling agility, promising a more engaging driving experience.
The new Avensis also benefits from enhanced Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) suppression. Extensive insulation modification, and improved dashboard inner silencer and a new, sound-absorbing carpet helping to deliver a quieter, more refined cabin environment.
Tank Smashes Prius! Toyota Prius Battles AMC Gremlin & Suffers Crushing Defeat - Roadkill Ep. 17
On this episode of Roadkill, a tank squashes a Prius to smithereens! It
runs over that junk without even noticing. That's all you really need to
know about this episode of Roadkill, but if you jump straight to the tank
carnage you'll miss a bunch of cool stuff. Like when Freiburger and
Finnegan attempt a shootout between a Toyota Prius hybrid and a '75 AMC
Gremlin, trying to prove that the Gremmie is more of a greenie. It was all
fun and games until the Prius engine let go on the race track in a ball of
flame. Because Roadkill. After that, you've gotta see the guys once again
embrace their own Kryptonite: flat-towing. Yup, as it turns out, dragging a
dead Prius with a lighter, smaller Gremlin ends real badly. But in the end,
the Prius is wafer thin and the Gremlin's still on the road. Still want to
jump right to the tank smash? Don't be that guy.
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The Toyota Avensis Station Wagon | drive it!
Toyota has set itself big goals in 2012. 2011 wasn't an easy year for
Toyota. But in 2012 Toyota is making a fresh start with its facelifted
Avensis. Its station wagons, in particular, have become a common sight on
European roads. Its popularity here is largely due to the fact that the
Avensis is designed and produced in Europe. The latest model boasts new
engines and many new features - both inside and out. For more go to
Toyota FT-1 Concept! The Next Supra? - The Downshift Ep. 73
On this episode of The Downshift, we talk with the designers of Toyota's
new FT-1 concept, the car that could become the next Toyota Supra. The
concept was designed by Calty Design Research who has been responsible for
some of the Toyota brands most interesting designs including the FJ Cruiser
concept, 2000 Celica and the Scion tC. Could the FT-1 concept make its way
to market and usher in a new era of Toyota sports cars? Only time will
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2014 TOYOTA AVENSIS ECO
2013 Toyota Avensis ECO has a screen that shows how environmentally
efficient driving, while the versions with manual transmission, the new
Avensis has a gear shift indicator, which advises drivers in terms of gear.
New Toyota Avensis Design
Get some insights on the stylish new look Avensis in a short movie. Get
closer and appreciate the bold lines and dynamic exterior.
2014 TOYOTA AVENSIS
Toyota Avensis Specification
2014 Toyota Avensis Active Specification
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- Emergency brake light system (EBS)
- Heated Electric Door Mirrors
- Body coloured door handles
- Manual Air Conditioning
- Bluetooth Connectivity
- CD/AUX/USB connectivity
- Multi-Function Steering Wheel
- Eddlestow ntara fabric seat trim
- Illuminated entry system
- Follow-me-home- Lights
- Electric windows
- Folding key
2014 Toyota Avensis Icon Specification
Exterior (additional to Active):
- 17" Alloy wheels (AWD)
- Front fog lamps
- Privacy glass (tourer)
- Dusk-sensing headlamps
- Rain-sensing wipers
Interior (additional to Active):
- Toyota Touch & Go Multimedia system
- DAB radio
- Cruise control
- Climate control
- Automatic Air Conditioning
- Dusk sensing headlamps
- Auto dimming rear view mirror
- Driver power lumbar support
2014 Toyota Avensis Icon Plus Specification
Exterior (additional to Icon):
- Retractable door mirrors
- Smart entry and start system
Interior (additional to Icon):
- Smart Entry and Start System
- Black leather/alcantara seats
- 11 speakers
- Rear and side sunshades (saloon)
- Luggage partition net (tourer)
2014 Toyota Avensis Excel Specification
Exterior (additional to Icon Plus):
- 18" Alloy Wheels (2.2 D-4D only)
- Rear parking sensors
- Panoramic roof (tourer)
- Adaptive front lighting system
- Headlamp cleaners
Interior (additional to Icon Plus):
- Toyota Touch and Go Plus premium navigation
- Midnight black leather seats
- Heated driver and passenger seats
- Electrically adjustable steering wheel
- Brushed silver centre console
Video of 'Dezi' Nagaya explaining new Avensis design @ 2011 Frankfurt MS
New Avensis design explained by "Dezi" Nagaya, Toyota, Design Group General
A short video explaining how the design of the new Avensis has evolved,
with a more "keen" look. The front of the vehicle inherits the trapezoidal
shape, firts seen on the new Yaris that gives more stance and stability to
the vehicle; Dezi also explains how this shape can be also seen on the rear
of the vehicle to give coherence to the front and rear of the vehicle.
Toyota Avensis review - CarBuyer
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2013 Audi S7 Sportback
A new Audi.
The Audi S7 Sportback uses the same engine as the S6 and S6 Avant, the new
4.0 TFSI with 309 kW (420 hp) and 550 Nm (405.66 lb-ft) of torque. The
twin-turbo V8 accelerates the five-door
coupe from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.9 seconds, and top speed is
limited to 250 km/h (155.34 mph). The cultivated eight-cylinder, which uses
Audi's "cylinder on demand" technology under part load, consumes on average
just 9.7 liters of fuel per 100 km (24.25 US mpg).
Much of this groundbreaking efficiency can be attributed to the lightweight
body. A hybrid aluminum construction, it weighs roughly 15 percent less
than a comparable all-steel body. Lightweight components include the long
rear hatch that opens and closes electrically as standard. Beneath it is a
luggage compartment with a volume of 535 liters (18.89 cu ft), which
increases to 1,390 liters (49.09 cu ft) with the rear seat backs folded
Power transmission in the Audi S7 Sportback is provided by the dynamic
seven-speed S tronic and the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system with
a self-locking center differential and torque vectoring. The optional sport
differential from Audi distributes the power in variable proportions
between the rear wheels.
The Audi S7 Sportback comes standard with the adaptive air suspension sport
and the Audi drive select dynamics system. Mounted behind the 19-inch
wheels are large, internally ventilated disc brakes front and rear. Their
matt black calipers sport S7 logos up front. Carbon fiber-ceramic discs are
available as an option.
Other chassis options include 19- and 20-inch wheels and dynamic steering,
which varies its ratio as a function of speed.
The design of the Audi S7 Sportback is seamless. The long engine hood, the
long wheelbase and the short overhangs create perfect proportions. The low,
dynamically tensioned roof line gives the five-door model the character of
a coupe. At highway speeds, a rear spoiler extends from the rear hatch to
Subtle yet eye-catching details signal the top position in the model series
occupied by the 4,980-millimeter (16.34 ft) Audi S7 Sportback. These can be
found at the single-frame grille, the front bumper, the side mirrors, the
sills, the rear bumper, the diffuser and the tailpipes. Nine exterior
colors are available, including the exclusive shades Estoril Blue, crystal
effect and Prism Silver, crystal effect. The body is decorated with S and
V8 T badges.
The Audi S7 Sportback shows its sporty character in the interior, too. This
can be seen in numerous details - the S badges, the red ring on the
start-stop button, the S7 logo in the illuminated door sill trims, the
aluminum strip on the S tronic selector lever and the aluminum shift
paddles. The footrest and the pedals are made of stainless steel, and the
soft keys of the MMI operating system are in an aluminum-look finish.
Customers can choose decorative inlays in standard aluminum, carbon,
natural fine grain ash and layered Beaufort oak. Black, lunar silver and
goa beige (only for the seat upholstery) comprise the color palette for the
headlining, instrument panel, carpet and seats. The standard seat
upholstery is a combination of Pearl Nappa leather and Alcantara, with the
leather grades Milano and Valcona available as options.
Audi equips the S7 Sportback with height-adjustable S sport seats with
power lumbar supports as standard. Comfort seats and regular seats are
available as options. The backrests of the S sport seats are embossed with
Delivery of the Audi S7 Sportback is scheduled to begin in spring 2012.
Among the standard equipment highlights are the xenon plus headlights with
LED daytime running lights, the driver information system with color
display and the versatile MMI radio plus audio and operating system. Both
information hubs are easy to operate.
The Audi S7 Sportback can be optionally equipped with all of the high-end
extras of the model series. Moreover, all driver assistance and
infotainment systems are available, including the Bluetooth online car
phone that connects the Audi S7 Sportback with the Internet.
2009-2011 Toyota Avensis Tourer Review
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2010 Toyota Avensis Tourer D4D
Note, 2009-2011 Models have very little differences.