Partially Redesigned Toyota 'Avensis' to be Launched in Japan

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today said it will launch the partially redesigned "Avensis" station wagon, featuring a new higher-class grade, on April 16 in Japan. The vehicle will be sold nationwide through "Toyota", "Toyopet" and "Netz" dealers.

The Avensis, developed on European roads and featuring excellent cruising performance and premium styling, was launched in Japan to meet the needs of Japanese car buyers partial to European styling, TMC said.

The vehicle's partial redesign enhances its premium feel while preserving the elegant and dynamic exterior styling and the luxuriously textured interior. Joining the existing "Xi" grade will be the higher-class "Li" grade that offers upgraded exterior and interior features and equipment.

Main Changes

The front view boasts a more robust and dynamic appearance due to the addition of LED clearance lights to the headlamps, a more pronounced center-protruding front grille and bumper, and an accentuated grating on the front lower grille.

Along with a new seat upholstery pattern, the upgraded interior features silver-finished door grips and center console, and refinished door switch bases and chrome-accented side air vents—all contributing to improved cabin feel.

The exterior includes front fog lights and exclusive 17-inch tires and wheels, according to TMC. The interior features Alcantara®* and leather seat coverings as well as wood grain finishes on the center console and door switch bases.

Cruise control and switch-operated motorized lumbar support have been added for enhanced convenience and functionality.

The company set its monthly sales target for Japan for 300 units. Manufacturer's suggested retail prices are set at 2,500,000 yen to 2,750,000 yen for this model.

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