THE NEW TOYOTA ADVENSIS
The 2009 Toyota Avensis is simply vast, and the one-touch folding rear
bench is for driving that will create a new driving experience. All
models benefit from a spacious cabin, while comfortable front seats
mean a good driving position. The new models has a CD player, air
conditioning and seven airbags while the mid spec TR model adds cruise
control, leather steering wheel and dual zone climate control. However
the centre console on range-topping models is loaded with controls
making it selective and compactible for Fuel economy.
The new automobile is featured with three diesel and two petrol
engines that are available in Nigeria automobile market. The
entry-level 2.0-litre oil-burner makes do with 125bhp while the top
2.2-litre version has 148bhp. Like most diesels it’s the torque that
dominates, and both units have it in spades.
However, Performances from the bigger diesel engine is particularly
impressive, thanks to a linear power delivery and decent fuel returns.
The Avensis is going to set driving enthusiasts hearts on fire, as
it’s still a very capable car. With multiple adjustments for the seat
and wheel it is easy to get comfortable, but over-light steering and a
soft suspension set-up mean it never inspires confidence through the
Finally, the ride quality is pretty good and the Toyota is a very
easy car to drive. Performance fans should look to the torquey diesel
engines, which delivers a surprisingly strong real world pace.
Toyota... Good thinking.. Good product!