After releasing a teaser image just before its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show of what everyone thought it would be the new generation of the Avensis, Toyota let us down by unveiling a facelifted version of the one currently found on the road.
Besides unveiling their new face on an old body, something like a plastic surgery with metal, the Japanese automaker was also cheap on details, but maybe what it provided was just something new, and when we are talking about a facelifted version presented at an international auto show than we can call it a blasphemy.
But enough with the criticism and let’s talk about its exterior design which is exactly the same except for its front fascia with a new upper grille and a larger, more aggressive looking lower grille, added to the new headlights with incorporated LEDs on the side. Toyota also fitted its facelifted Avensis with new fog lamps and alloy wheels.
The Japanese automaker is bragging with its 2.0 liter D-4D turbodiesel engine which is more “greener” with its improved CO2 emissions, 119 g/km, 20g less. And with its Touch and Go Plus touch-screen satellite navigation system to look at in the cabin we have finished presenting the “new” Avensis.
Have fun selling that, Toyota!