Third generation Avensis arrives in NZ

AutoTrader NZ
Published 3 September 2020

Designed, engineered and built in Europe, the new model Avensis is the second iteration to come to the New Zealand market.

The new Avensis has a 2.0-litre engine with either a six-speed manual or Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

When paired with the six-speed, it reportedly sips 6.9 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres and CO2 emissions of 164 grams per kilometre.

The CVT with seven-speed sport sequential manual mode with paddle shift tests at 7.0 litres per 100 kilometres with CO2 emissions of 165 grams per kilometre.

The valvematic engine reportedly delivers 112kW of power at 6200rpm and 196Nm of torque at 4000rpm.

Toyota says the new Avnesis delivers a reduction in  fuel consumption of 15 per cent for the manual model and 26 per cent for the CVT, while at the same time increasing power by four per cent compared to the engine used in the previous generation Avensis.

The new Avensis is longer, wider and has a greater luggage capacity than its precursor. With an overall length of 4765mm and width of 1810mm, it boasts a luggage capacity of 543 litres, or 1609 litres with the rear seats down.

Cargo space in the tourer is more flexible, with cargo rails available to divide and secure separate loads. Retractable rear seats have a one-touch folding mechanism to create extra space when needed.

The car is equipped with ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) as standard. Brake Assist (BA) is also included.

Vehicle Stability Control Plus (VSC+) is a new feature fitted as standard specification. This operates with the Traction Control (TRC) to improve vehicle traction and safety in low grip conditions, such as rain, snow, or gravel.

The Avensis is equipped as standard with nine airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag, front airbags for the driver and front passenger, two front side airbags and curtain airbags front and rear. A front passenger’s airbag on/off switch is included as standard specification for this model.

Incorporated into the three-spoke leather steering wheel are audio, multi information display, Bluetooth and cruise control functions. Avensis is equipped with a single disc in-dash MP3/WMA CD player with six speakers, Bluetooth phone capability and security system plus an audio input jack.

The tourer has 16-inch alloy wheels and rear privacy glass.

Security is provided by an engine immobiliser, an alarm and double door locking functions.

Additional creature comforts include rain-sensing windscreen wipers, climate control air conditioning with separate driver and passenger temperature adjustment, a rear fog light, cruise control, and an automatic glare resistant electrochromic inside rear view mirror

The new Avensis is available in five exterior colours, glacier white, silver pearl, graphite, wildfire, and sage.