The Avensis was one of the more successful cars in Europe but the current model is already starting to show it age. This is the reason why they are going to replace it with the 2015 Toyota Avensis which is actually going to use an all new platform. This will also be shared with the new Prius meaning that the Avensis will be a much different car than the current version. It will be using new engines and it will boast a new interior as well as a new exterior.
2015 Toyota Avensis price
Its price will remain mostly unchanged so expect to pay at least 17.000 pounds for a base model while a premium one will go to around 26.000 pounds. The release date for the 2015 model is expected to be at the end of 2015 but the actual car will be presented to the general public in the summer of 2015.
2015 Toyota Avensis engine
Engine wise, the Avensis is most likely going to carry over the previous 1.8 liter engine from the current generation as the base unit. This will be making 145 horsepower and as much as 200 N*m of torque. The more powerful versions on the other hand are going to be dropped and replaced with BMW sourced engines which Toyota developed together with BMW for the new Mini as well as their new small cars. This engines will likely be both a 1.5 liter turbocharged inline 4 with around 180 horsepower while the top of the range engine will be a 2 liter turbocharged unit with up to 240 horsepower. Both of these will use a new 6 speed manual as the standard gearbox while a 6 or 8 speed automatic should be available as an option.
Unfortunately there will be no all wheel drive available which is a shame but it might arrive in a future version of the car.
2015 Toyota Avensis exterior
The exterior of the 2015 Toyota Avensis will be a lot different than that of the current generation. It will be a lot more aggressive as well as more aerodynamic and because it will get a new platform, it will be longer, wider as well as lower than the previous version. From the early sketches, it looks a lot like the concept car which was released earlier this year which is really nice because that is a beautiful car.
On the interior it will likely get a new design scheme which will center around the driver in order to deliver a better driving experience than before. Standard equipment should now include satellite navigation, electric and heated seats, a dual zone automatic climate control system as well as either a 6 or 8 speaker audio system. Options will likely include leather upholstery, a bigger navigation system and also a sunroof.