Review: New Toyota Avensis Touring Sports

The Toyota Avensis has recently undergone a major update, coming out the other side with a sleek new look and revamped engine. A perennial business favourite, the facelifted Avensis boasts a multitude of impressive improvements from a stylised front end and safer drive to a cleaner and more powerful engine range.

Aesthetically, the Avensis retains its distinctive look while gaining a more muscular X-shaped grille and bigger air intakes. Innovative LED lights are now standard, with gleaming new alloy wheels and lowered side sills giving extra gravitas to the stylish exterior.

A substantial 1.6-litre D-4D diesel engine gives plenty of power to your drive, with the 2.0-litre promising versatile strength in handling awkward corners and tight junctions. If you want lively performance the 2.0-litre will delight you, while the 1.6-litre can go the distance. Built for cruising for long distances at 70mph, the 1.6-litre Avensis will have you sitting nicely in quiet, refined comfort as you glide along the motorways.

While the 2.0-litre diesel emits 120g/km of CO2, the new 1.6-litre cuts that down to 110g/km, which helps with the car tax bands. Additionally, both models will return 67.3mpg – making the Avensis hard to beat when it comes to fuel economy.

The interior's high-quality finish, with Alcantara seats and suave infotainment displays, reflect the estate's solid practicality. This can also be seen in the generous storage capacity, with up to 1,609 litres of roomy space to enjoy.

Among these features, the remarkable kit list includes Lane Departure Warning and Road Sign Recognition to aid your long-distance journeys, while gadgets like touchscreen sat-nav, DAB, automatic air-conditioning, rain-sensing wipers and automatic headlights are all standard.

If you're interested in finding out more get in touch or visit your local dealership.