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Home » Green Car News » Green Toyota Cars

New generation Toyota Avensis  

13 Jan 2009

new toyota avensis

 

The all-new, third generation Toyota Avensis delivers more style, higher performance, improved fuel economy and lower emissions. Toyota’s flagship model in Europe, built exclusively at its Burnaston factory in the UK, benefits from athletic, contemporary styling, superb build quality and advanced engineering.

New engines and transmissions have been developed using Toyota Optimal Drive technology to return significantly better fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to the previous generation model. New Valvematic petrol engines and revised D-4D and D-CAT clean diesel units balance driving pleasure with strong environmental performance and reduced running costs. Together they offer the private and company car driver all the power and comfort they are used to as well as the low emissions and fuel consumption they now demand.

New Avensis is available in saloon and tourer body styles with four equipment grades: T2, TR, T4, and T Spirit. All offer a high level of features for safety, comfort and convenience, with advanced features such as a Pre-Crash Safety system (PCS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keep Assist/Lane Departure Warning (LKA/LDW) and premium satellite navigation system with built-in hard drive for storing music files available in the model for the first time.

UK sales of new Avensis start on 1 January with on-the-road prices from £15,760.

TOYOTA OPTIMAL DRIVE POWERTAINS
Toyota Optimal Drive is a new concept in powertrain engineering and design that is being applied to all new Toyota models. Toyota Optimal Drive means no compromise on performance, emissions or specification. On new Avensis, it brings new engine technologies and advanced transmissions, with low friction components, lightweight compact design and enhanced combustion efficiency.

New 1.8 and 2.0-litre Valvematic engines – more power for less fuel
Valvematic is an innovation based on Toyota’s proven dual Variable Valve timing – intelligent (dual VVT-i) technology. In addition to the variable timing of the inlet and outlet valves, Valvematic adds a lift control system that continuously varies the lift of the inlet valves to better control the volume and speed of the intake airflow. This provides a breakthrough in combustion efficiency that ultimately delivers more power for less fuel.

Across the range the new 1.8 and 2.0-litre Valvematic petrol engines achieve a reduction in CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of between 10 and 26 per cent, while at the same time increasing power by between three and 20 per cent, compared to the VVT-i engines used by the previous generation Avensis.

Revised D-4D and D-CAT diesel engines – up to 10% lower emissions
New Avensis offers customers one of the most comprehensive ranges of diesel engines in the D-segment, all of them benefiting from Toyota Optimal Drive technology. Entry point is the 2.0-litre D-4D 130, followed by the 2.2-litre D-4D and D-CAT 150 as mid-power options, and the 2.2 D-CAT 180 as the higher power unit (the D-CAT 150 engine with automatic transmission will join the range in spring 2009).

The challenge was to develop these engines to give excellent performance and low CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, while at the same time achieving a substantial reduction in the level of particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions. Together the new diesel engine technology features deliver a reduction in CO2 and fuel consumption levels between one and 10 per cent compared to the previous generation Avensis; the 2.2-litre D-4D 150 and 2.2-litre 150/180 D-CAT engines all meet Euro V emissions standards.

PERFORMANCE
Engine

1.8 Valvematic

2.0 Valvematic

2.0
D-4D 130

2.2
D-4D 150

2.2
D-CAT 150

2.2
D-CAT
180

Transmission

6MT

MDS

6MT

MDS

6MT

6MT

6AT

6MT

Max speed (mph)

 

Saloon

124

124

127

127

124

131

127

137

Tourer

124

124

124

124

124

131

127

137

0-62mph (sec)

 

Saloon

9.4

10.4

9.0

10.0

9.7

8.9

9.5

8.5

Tourer

9.7

-

9.3

10.7

10.0

9.2

9.8

8.8

Fuel consumption
(mpg)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Saloon

33.2

32.8

31.0

30.7

43.5

40.4

34.4

38.2

Tourer

32.8

-

30.7

30.7

42.8

39.8

33.6

37.7

Extra-urban Saloon

52.3

50.4

50.4

49.6

67.3

60.1

53.3

56.5

Tourer

51.4

-

50.4

48.7

65.7

58.9

51.4

55.4

Combined Saloon

43.5

42.2

40.9

40.4

55.4

51.4

44.1

47.9

Tourer

42.8

-

40.9

40.4

54.3

50.4

42.8

47.1

Fuel tank capacity (l)

60


 
EMISSIONS

 

Engine

1.8 Valvematic

2.0 Valvematic

2.0
D-4D 130

2.2
D-4D 150

2.2
D-CAT 150

2.2
D-CAT
180

Transmission

6MT

MDS

6MT

MDS

6MT

6MT

6AT

6MT

Carbon dioxide (g/km)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Saloon

199

201

215

215

173

185

216

197

Tourer

198

N/A

216

216

174

189

223

200

Extra-urban Saloon

127

131

133

134

111

124

141

134

Tourer

128

N/A

134

136

115

128

145

136

Combined Saloon

154

157

163

164

134 (TR)
135

147
149
 (T Spirit)

169

157
159
(T Spirit)

Tourer

155

N/A

164

165

136

150
152
 (T Spirit)

174

160
163
(T Spirit)

Carbon monoxide (CO, g/km)

0.21

0.24

0.34

0.19

0.23

0.161

tbc

0.141

Hydrocarbons
(HC, g/km)

0.03

0.04

0.03

0.04

-

-

-

-

Nitrogen oxides (NOx, g/km)

0.02

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.14

0.162

tbc

0.105

HC + NOx (g/km)

-

-

-

-

0.16

0.171

tbc

0.118

Particulates
(PM, g/km)

-

-

-

-

0.014

0.001

tbc

0.001

VED Band

D

D

D

D

C

C

E

D

Euro Class

4

4

4

4

4

5

5

5

     

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