Monday, 7 November 2011 3:42 PM
In the midst of ongoing economic gloom, we are delighted here at TotallyMotor Towers to offer some good news for British jobs and the car manufacturing industry. Toyota’s Burnaston, Derbyshire plant has started production of the spruced-up new Avensis and the order books are now open for those keen for a British built new car to see in the New Year. Deliveries will start next month.
There are no changes in the OTR prices for the T2, TR and T Spirit models, with prices starting for the T2 base model at £18,450. The top-of-the-line T Spirit models are priced from £25,145 to £28,885. And in even better news for buyers, there is actually a small drop in price in the 10 different T4 variants, which will be priced from £22,320 to £26,400.
Engine sizes vary from 1.8 litres up to 2.2 litres and manual and automatic transmissions are on offer across the line-up.
Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year, the new Avensis has some canny changes across the range including sharper styling, better driving dynamics and a quieter cabin. The top-selling 2.0-litre D-4D engine has lower CO2 emissions at 119g/km, which will certainly help with its ongoing appeal to fleet buyers.
Toyota has invested £1.15 billion into the Burnaston plant since it opened in 1992. This plant has built three generations of the Avensis since 1997. The petrol engines are sourced from Toyota’s Deeside factory.
By Georgia Lewis
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