Toyota took the wraps off new Auris and Avensis at the Geneva Motor Show and revealed the new 1.2T turbo petrol engine that will make its debut in the Auris this year.
The Auris range of hatchbacks and touring sports wagons has been extensively revised for 2015 to increase its appeal to a wider range of customers.
The engine line-up, in particular, has been redrawn with the introduction of the new 1.2T turbo petrol unit and a new 1.6-litre D-4D diesel. The established 1.4 D-4D diesel has been substantially upgraded to give improved emissions and fuel economy.
New Avensis saloon and touring sports
The new Avensis – saloon and touring sports – has been conceived as a model that can meet the demands of private buyers for more prestige and luxury and fleet/business users’ priorities for extra sportiness and style.
Toyota’s programme of improvements thus focuses on five main areas: styling, sensory quality, safety, equipment/value for money, and driving pleasure/running costs.
The Avensis benefits from new exterior styling, including the adoption of new LED lamp technology, while the cabin is new, with higher levels of quality, comfort, and new colour-ways. Safety-wise, Avensis adopts the new Toyota Safety Sense package across the range.
Finally, the new Mirai was on display. It was launched in Japan late last year, this is a production-ready fuel cell saloon that should be introduced in Ireland and the UK later in 2015.