The Toyota Avensis range has been updated, with buyers having the option of two new engines, revised trim choices and new safety kit.
A new entry-level 130bhp 1.6 Valvematic petrol engine has been added to the range, which takes the car from 0-62mph in 10.4sec. It averages 43.5mpg and emits 152g/km of CO2. It is linked to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard.
The other new engine is a 148bhp 2.2 D-CAT 150 diesel that takes the Avensis from 0-62mph in 9.5sec. It averages 44.1mpg and emits 169g/km of CO2. It is linked to a six-speed automatic gearbox as standard.
In addition, aA new Pre-Crash Safety (PCS) pack can be specified for top-spec Avensis models with the new 2.2 D-CAT 150 engine.
Using radar, the system activates when a collision is imminent. A warning is initially sent to the driver, but if the system considers that a crash is unavoidable, it triggers seatbelt pre-tensioners and applies the brakes at full force.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), which uses the same radar technology to maintain a set distance from the vehicle in front by braking or accelerating as necessary, is also included in the PCS pack.