Toyota Avensis ‘offers better performance and lower bills’

The new Toyota Avensis could help Brits put aside extra cash towards their car insurance premiums, as the manufacturer claims it offers improved performance and lower running costs.

Aerodynamic improvements to the model mean fuel efficiency has been increased for owners, while the new 2.0 D-4D engine offers greater efficiency and boasts reduced carbon emissions of 119g/km.

Fuel economy has been boosted by 15 per cent from 53.3 to 61.4 mpg and overall, the engine is 3 kg lighter, quieter and offers more linear torque.

In addition, the manufacturer noted that changes to the steering and suspension of the vehicle have resulted in improved comfort and ride quality.

Data compiled by Toyota also revealed running costs for the Avensis are actually cheaper than a number of its competitors, with average cost per mile below that of the Volkswagen Passat SE 2.0 TDI Bluemotion Tech, Ford Mondeo Zetec 2.0 TDCi and Hyundai i40 Style 1.7 CRDi.

The new Avensis models are now available on the road from £22,485 for the saloon and £22,560 for the Tourer.

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