The 2016 Toyota Avensis will come as a refreshed and improved model. The changes on the new sedan will not be drastic, but they will certainly make the difference. The new model will come with modern and futuristic appearance, decent powertrain and satisfactory interior. The quality and the reliance of the model will be flawless, like always. However, there are some not-so-satisfying rumors about the new model. According to them, the 2016 Avensis will be the last of its kinds. It seems that the manufacturer decided to discontinue its good, old reliable sedan. Since this information hasn’t been confirmed yet, it is unsure whether it is true or it is just a way to make people pay more attention to the new Avensis. On the other hand, though, we fear that the first assumption might be true. This is due to another rumor, which says that the Toyota is currently developing a new Camry, designed to take the European place of the Avensis. The new Camry is expected to be released in four years. Regardless of it, the 2016 Toyota Avensis will be all we are used to it being and more. The new model is set to leave the market with style and head held high, so do expect it to be amazing.
2016 Toyota Avensis Appearance
The 2016 Toyota Avensis will have a new and modern appearance. Of course, the new design will be based on the current one, but it will have a lot of new details and lines. The front end will hold most of the updates. It will feature a new front fascia, bigger and revised grille and very modern pair of headlights. The rear end will also be modified to complete the overall look. It will now hold new taillights and a slightly changed hood. Though the model is not drastically redesigned, it certainly has a new vibe. The new sedan is attractive, modern and sleek. As for the interior, the 2016 Avensis will come with a slightly improved cabin. The design will remain similar, but there will be some new styling details. Also, there are some new gadgets involved, such as a new 4.2-inch TFT display.
Powertrain Carried Over
The 2016 Toyota Avensis will keep its current powertrain. The base engine will be a 1.6-liter VALVEMATIC unit that generates 132 horsepower and 118 lb-ft of torque. This unit, when used with the six-speed manual transmission, has a fuel economy of 28 mpg/city, 44 mpg/highway and 36 mpg/combined. Another option is a 1.8-liter VALVEMATIC unit that produces 147 horsepower and 133 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful option will be a 2.0-liter VALVEMATIC that generates 153 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes with a Multidrive S CVT transmission, and the fuel economy of such setup is 26 mpg/city, 41 mpg/highway and 34 mpg/combined.
2016 Toyota Avensis D-4D Diesel Engine Options
The 2016 Toyota Avensis will also offer diesel powertrains. There will be a 2.0-liter D-4D engine that generates 124 horsepower and 229 lb-ft of torque. It will have an impressive EPA fuel economy ratings: 42 mpg/city, 60 mpg/highway and 52 mpg/combined. These are truly amazing results. In addition, the new model will also offer the boosted version of this unit, which will generate 150 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque.
Camry Instead Of Avensis
The 2016 Toyota Avensis will be the last of its kind. According to some rumors, the model will be discontinued. However, there will be a new model to take its place. The Toyota Camry will be its future successor and it is expected to be released in four years, as the Euro-spec version is currently under development.