Toyota Avensis Touring Sports (2015–2019)

Model History

March 2015

Revised Avensis Touring Sport revealed

The 2015 Toyota Avensis Touring Sport is 4,820mm long x 1,810mm wide x 1,480mm high

Toyota comprehensively revised the powertrain line-up for the 2015 Avensis, providing customers with the benefits of lower fuel consumption, emissions and ownership costs.

The five-strong European engine range features two diesels, both N47s from BMW: a 110PS/270Nm 1.6-litre D-4D and, making its first appearance in a Toyota, a 143PS/320Nm 2.0-litre D-4D unit.

The 1.6 D-4D generates CO 2 emissions of just 108g/km*, 11g/km less than the 2.0-litre unit it replaces. The new 2.0-litre engine’s 119g/km* represents a 24g/km reduction on the performance of the outgoing 2.2-litre unit.

An increase in service intervals to 20,000km and a reduction of about 20 per cent in the 90,000km/three-year servicing costs for both units have helped make the diesels cheaper to run.

In tune with the current move to downsize powerplants to achieve better fuel economy, lower emissions and better driving dynamics, Toyota is replacing Avensis’s previous 2.0-litre D-4D diesel engine with a new 1.6 D-4D.

This engine is Euro 6-compliant without the need for AdBlue, has a six-speed manual transmission and is 20kg lighter than its predecessor. It develops 110PS at 4,00rpm and 270Nm of torque from 1,750 to 2,250rpm. This gives 0 – 62mph acceleration in 11.4 seconds and a top speed of 112mph.

The engine posts an eight per cent improvement in fuel efficiency compared to the previous 2.0 D-4D, with combined cycle fuel consumption of 68.9mpg*; at the same time, CO 2 emissions have been reduced from 119 to 108g/km*.

The engine has been tuned for fast throttle response throughout the rev range. It generates good initial response at low rpm, then, as turbo boost develops, a linear build-up of torque. The availability of torque has been extended, so the engine will rev feely beyond 3,000rpm without running out of breath.

The new Euro 6-compliant 2.0-litre D-4D shares the low fuel consumption and emissions performance of its 1.6-litre sister unit without the need for AdBlue, but it has been tuned for a stronger focus on performance and torque delivery.

The new engine develops a maximum 143PS at 4,000rpm and a generous 320Nm of torque from 1,750 to 2,500rpm. Its linear torque build-up and willingness to rev gives it particularly strong in-gear responsiveness and acceleration: it will move the car from rest to 62mph in 9.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 124mph.

Numerous developments, including a new timing chain, ensure quiet running at all speeds, and Toyota’s stop and start technology, coupled with a tall sixth gear for motorway cruising, help the 2.0 D-4D return average fuel consumption of 62.8mpg* with 119g/km* CO 2 emissions.

Toyota has also made improvements to the fuel economy and emissions performance of Avensis’s established petrol engines: 130bhp 1.6; 145bhp 1.8; and 150bhp 2.0-litre Valvematic units.

Measures taken to reduce fuel consumption include higher compression ratios; optimisation of fuel injection angles and timing; the adoption of Teflon and resin coatings; the use of low-friction materials; and auto-tensioning of the accessory belt.

A further four per cent improvement in fuel economy has been realised through extensive revisions to the Multidrive S continuously variable transmission available with the 1.8 and 2.0-litre engines. These include a new torque converter, continuously variable unit, oil pump, reduction and differential gears, hydraulic control unit and CVT fluid warmer.

The CVT control logic has also been adjusted to reduce engine revving at medium throttle settings, more closely matching engine speed to throttle inputs, like a conventional automatic transmission.

These improvements produce lower fuel consumption across the petrol engine range. The provisional, pre-homologation, figures for the 1.6 manual improve from 43.5 to 46.3mpg; for the 1.8 manual from 43.5 to 47.1mpg; and for the 2.0 Multidrive S from 40.9 to 46.3mpg.

There is a simultaneous improvement in CO 2 emissions: in the 1.6 manual these fall by 8g/km to 142g/km; in the 1.8 manual the figure is down 14g/km to 139g/km; and in the 2.0 Multidrive S the reduction is 19g/km to 142g/km (provisional figures).

1.6 VALVEMATIC
Type Four cylinders in-line
Valve mechanism DOHC 16-valve with Dual VVT-i
Displacement (cc) 1,598
Max power (bhp/kW @ rpm) 130/97 @ 6,400
Max torque (Nm @ rpm) 160 @ 4,400
Transmission 6MT
Max. speed (mph) 124
Acceleration 0 – 62mph (sec) 10.4
Fuel consumption Urban 35.3
Extra-urban 55.4
Combined 46.3
CO 2 emissions (g/km) 142
1.8 VALVEMATIC
Type Four cylinders in-line
Valve mechanism DOHC 16-valve with Dual VVT-i
Displacement (cc) 1,798
Max power (bhp/kW @ rpm) 145/108 @ 6,400
Max torque (Nm @ rpm) 180 @ 4,000
Transmission 6MT or Multidrive S CVT
Max. speed (mph) 124
Acceleration 0 – 62mph (sec) 9.4 – manual10.4 – Multidrive S
Fuel consumption (mpg) Urban 34.9 – manual35.3 – Multidrive S
Extra-urban 57.7 – manual58.9 – Multidrive S
Combined 47.1 – manual47.9 – Multidrive S
CO 2 emissions (g/km) 139 – manual138 – Multidrive S
2.0 VALVEMATIC
Type Four cylinders in-line
Valve mechanism DOHC 16-valve with Dual VVT-i
Displacement (cc) 1,987
Max power (bhp/kW @ rpm) 150/112 @ 6,200
Max torque (Nm @ rpm) 196Nm @ 4,000
Transmission Multidrive S CVT
Max. speed (mph) 127
Acceleration 0 – 62mph (sec) 10.0
Fuel consumption (mpg) Urban 34.0
Extra-urban 57.7
Combined 46.3
CO 2 emissions (g/km) 142
1.6 D-4D
Type Four cylinders in-line
Valve mechanism DOHC 16-valve
Displacement (cc) 1,598
Max power (bhp/kW @ rpm) 110/82 @4,000
Max torque (Nm @ rpm) 270 @ 1,750 – 2,250
Transmission 6MT
Max. speed (mph) 112
Acceleration 0 – 62mph (sec) 11.4
Fuel consumption (mpg) Urban TBC
Extra-urban TBC
Combined 68.9
CO 2 emissions (g/km) 108
2.0 D-4D
Type Four cylinders in-line
Valve mechanism DOHC 16-valve
Displacement (cc) 1,998
Max power (bhp/kW @ rpm) 141/105 @ 4,000
Max torque (Nm @ rpm) 320 @ 1,750 – 2,250
Transmission 6MT
Max. speed (mph) 124
Acceleration 0 – 62mph (sec) 9.5
Fuel consumption (mpg) Urban TBC
Extra-urban TBC
Combined 62.8
CO 2 emissions (g/km) 119
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Overall length (mm) Saloon 4,750
Touring Sports 4,820
Overall width (mm) Saloon 1,810
Touring Sports 1,810
Overall height (mm) Saloon 1,480 (inc. roof rails)
Touring Sports 1,480 (inc. roof rails)
Wheelbase (mm) Saloon 2,700
Touring Sports 2,700
Kerb weight (min. – max. kg) Saloon 1,355 – 1,550
Touring Sports 1,385 – 1,610

April 2015

Order books opened for the 2015 Touring Sports wagon at prices from £18,945. First UK deliveries from late June 2015.

New Avensis trim grade structure reflects how the car has been designed, engineered and equipped to meet the leading requirements of both private and business customers.

The established Active and Excel grades mark the entry point and top of the range. These are joined by new Business Edition and Business Edition Plus versions at the heart of the line-up. Across the board, specifications secure high levels of safety, comfort and convenience, not least with the standard provision of Toyota Safety Sense integrated active safety features on all models (further details below).

Key features of the Active grade include Pre-Crash Safety system, cruise control, air conditioning, six-speaker CD/radio audio, Bluetooth, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, LED rear and daytime running lights and power windows.

Business Edition adds to this strong foundation with the Toyota Touch 2 with Go touchscreen multimedia and navigation system, digital/DAB audio package with eight-inch display, reversing camera, rain-sensing wipers, dusk-sensing headlights, automatic air conditioning, 17-inch alloy wheels and part-Alcantara seat upholstery. The active safety features extend to Automatic High Beam, Lane Departure Warning and Road Sign Assist.

Business Edition Plus delivers further premium features including leather upholstery with Alcantara inserts, front fog lights with a cornering function, LED headlamps, smart entry and rear privacy glass. The LED daytime running lights gain light guides, creating a distinctive lighting signature.

At the top of the range, Excel grade adopts Toyota Touch 2 with Go Plus, adding more sophisticated navigation functions and access to additional connected services. The specification also embraces a 10-speaker audio system, full leather seat upholstery, electrically adjustable front seats with heaters and adaptive headlights that adjust automatically to improve illumination through bends and turns. The Excel Touring Sports gains a panoramic roof.

Customers can choose from 10 colours, with the metallic options including new Havana Brown and Orion Blue shades. Option packs are also available: the Protection Pack (£325) provides mud flaps, scuff plates, boot liner and rear bumper protector (plus additional load space rails for the Touring Sports if required); the Chrome Pack (£250), available for Avensis for the first time, adds chrome side sill and boot/tailgate trim; and the Parking Pack (£495) equips the car with front and rear parking sensors.

New Avensis’s engine range is fully compliant with Euro 6 emissions standards, featuring two new generation D-4D diesels. The 110bhp 1.6 and 141bhp 2.0-litre units are both teamed with a six-speed manual gearbox.

Both provide a smooth relaxing drive with low carbon emissions and strong fuel economy. The 1.6 musters 270Nm of torque from 1,750 to 2,250rpm and delivers from 108g/km CO2 with 68.9mpg average fuel consumption (combined cycle). The 2.0 D-4D has a performance-oriented character, with 0-62mph acceleration in 9.5 seconds and a 124mph top speed. Benchmark figures for the 2.0-litre saloon are from 119g/km and 62.8mpg.

The line-up is completed by Toyota’s 145bhp 1.8-litre Valvematic petrol engine, offered with the choice of six-speed manual transmission or automatic CVT. Pending homologation, CO2 emissions are expected to be from 138g/km with 47.4mpg.

Further technical details about new Avensis will be announced shortly.

New Avensis range and prices

Grade Body style Powertrain OTR price
Active Saloon 1.8 VVT-i 6MT £17,765
Active Saloon 1.8 VVT-i MDS £19,015
Active Touring Sports 1.8 VVT-i 6MT £18,945
Active Touring Sports 1.8 VVT-i MDS £20,195
Active Saloon 1.6 D-4D 6MT £18,850
Active Touring Sports 1.6 D-4D 6MT £20,030
Business Edition Saloon 1.8 VVT-i 6MT £20,995
Business Edition Saloon 1.8 VVT-i MDS £22,245
Business Edition Touring Sports 1.8 VVT-i 6MT £22,175
Business Edition Touring Sports 1.8 VVT-i MDS £23,425
Business Edition Saloon 1.6 D-4D 6MT £21,995
Business Edition Touring Sports 1.6 D-4D 6MT £23,175
Business Edition Saloon 2.0 D-4D 6MT £22,995
Business Edition Touring Sports 2.0 D-4D 6MT £24,175
Business Edition Plus Saloon 1.8 VVT-i 6MT £22,795
Business Edition Plus Saloon 1.8 VVT-i MDS £24,045
Business Edition Plus Touring Sports 1.8 VVT-i 6MT £23,975
Business Edition Plus Touring Sports 1.8 VVT-i MDS £25,225
Business Edition Plus Saloon 1.6 D-4D 6MT £23,795
Business Edition Plus Touring Sports 1.6 D-4D 6MT £24,975
Business Edition Plus Saloon 2.0 D-4D 6MT £24,795
Business Edition Plus Touring Sports 2.0 D-4D 6MT £25,975
Excel Saloon 2.0 D-4D 6MT £26,635
Excel Touring Sports 2.0 D-4D 6MT £28,440
9-5-2016: Avensis gains revised Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system

The Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system has been upgraded to the latest 2016 specification, which was unveiled at this year’s Geneva motor show. The centrally mounted seven-inch touchscreen now offers revised menu pages for accessing the system’s functions and, where the Toyota Touch 2 with Go is installed, for satellite navigation operation. Access to the My Toyota online customer portal has also been improved.

Toyota Touch 2 with Go has been repackaged as single navigation offering for Auris and Avensis, supplied as standard with three years of free map updates and connection to online services. The on board connectivity gives easy access to live information services for fuel prices, weather, parking and traffic conditions local to programmed routes, helping with easier and more efficient journey planning.

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