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Toyota is headed to the Frankfurt Motor Show next week with a stack of new and revised models, and chief among them is the company's next-generation Avensis. Built in the UK, the vehicle will feature a new front fascia that falls more in line with the rest of the Toyota clan. Likewise, the automaker says that the sedan's interior has also received a quick once-over and that we can expect to hear word on new drivetrain options as well. At the moment, Toyota is being tight-lipped about what exactly that will mean for price, fuel economy and power.

In addition to the Avensis, visitors to the Frankfurt Motor Show can get their first glimpse at the 2012 Hilux as well as a three-door Yaris variant. Toyota will also be bringing along the entire Prius family, including the Prius Plug-In and Prius+. As you may recall, the latter will be marketed as the Prius V on our side of the world. Hit the jump for the press release.
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TOYOTA PRESENTS NEW AVENSIS AND PRIUS FAMILY WORLD PREMIERES AT 2011 FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW

06/09/11 from Toyota Print this page

Toyota unveils revised Avensis range with improved styling, quality, powertrains and driving dynamics

Updated Prius joined by Prius Plug-in and Prius+, Europe's first full hybrid seven-seat vehicle

New-look 2012 Hilux and three-door version of new Yaris also on show

Toyota will present several new models at this year's Frankfurt motor show next week (13 September), with world premieres for both the new Avensis and the new Prius family of full hybrid models. The new 2012 Hilux will also be making its European debut and the three-door version of the recently launched new Yaris will be on public view for the first time.

The changes to the British-built Avensis include revised exterior styling, incorporating a frontal treatment that follows Toyota's new design language. The quality look and feel of the interior have been improved and strategic changes have been made to the powertrains and driving dynamics. Together, these changes represent the largest mid-life investment Toyota has made for any model.

With more than 2.3 million worldwide sales, Prius's success story is well established. At Frankfurt a new chapter will open with the world-first introduction of the new Prius family of models. Toyota's full hybrid model has been updated and is joined by the production version of Prius Plug-in Hybrid and the seven-seat Prius+. The introduction of these models will make Prius the first full hybrid to be offered as a complete, stand-alone model range.

Each new model has been developed to expand the Prius customer base by catering for specific customer needs. Prius Plug-in Hybrid is the most technically advanced Prius yet, with CO2 emissions potentially as low as 49g/km. Prius+ will deliver sub-100g/km CO2 emissions and is the first vehicle in Europe to offer the versatility of seven seats with the benefit of a full hybrid powertrain.

Hilux, Europe's best-selling pick-up, has undergone major restyling for 2012, reinforcing its credentials as a vehicle cut out for hard work and for leisure driving. The exterior changes are complemented by a new-look interior that offers the comfort and convenience of a passenger car.

Completing the new Toyota arrivals at Frankfurt is the three-door version of new Yaris, making its public debut.

Toyota will host a press conference on its stand in Hall 8 at 2pm on the Frankfurt motor show's press day, September 13.


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      S40Powered
      • 3 Years Ago
      I already can see the awfully-proportioned bumpers, odd and boring headlights.
        aatbloke1967
        • 3 Years Ago
        @S40Powered
        Another idiot American blasting a car he has absolutely no knowledge about simply because it harbours a Toyota badge. Pathetic.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @aatbloke1967
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          aatbloke1967
          • 3 Years Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          Twitter - can't stand your own medicine, can you?
          Lachmund
          • 3 Years Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          rofl. i'm with twitter since i'm freom europe
          Albert Ferrer
          • 3 Years Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          Yup because this is on the top of its class. I don't know what would we do without it...
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      you can sleep well now america...toyotas here are as bland as yours
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      I thought of a better one! You need to design a car first before you can redesign it!
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Redesign- tacking on overplayed LED's.
      Prestige
      • 3 Years Ago
      FAIL!!! You know a car is lame when it's in a really dark picture. With Rebates it might sell though.
        aatbloke1967
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Prestige
        The Avensis has never had problems selling. This is simply a facelift of the current generation - those knowledgable enough about cars will know what the car already looks like.
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      I dig it. Wish we could get it here
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @miketim1
        Lexus HS250h. That's the way we get it.
          Stephen Liu
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          We get the coupe version. It's called the Scion tC.
          miketim1
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          The HS250 tho isn't a astonishing car is a great car from day to day car, loaded with tech, nice interior and its comfortable. I know this because one of my friends own a sliver one.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Uh Lachmund, please do not downvote someone before knowing the answer.... The tC is based on the same platform the Avensis uses.
          Lachmund
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          the scion tc is NOT an avensis, is it?!
      RocketRed
      • 3 Years Ago
      OK so Toyota now signals that they can do LEDs. Now that the fad is almost played out completely and people are gluing mail-order LED bars under the headlights of their clapped-out Civics, they jump right on it. The entire auto industry owes Audi a great debt for gving them an easy solution to "updating" their designs. They even got Mercedes to start tacking LEDs on their cars. It is also a solution that costs peanuts and allows dealers to upsell thousands of dollars worth of "premium" package by withholding the much-demanded LEDs from cheaper models.
      icharlie
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is also the car that our Scion tC is based on. I think the LEDs are a little overkill... But overall I do like it
      stclair5211
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why the Hilux isn't sold here I will never understand. The Tacoma blows. At least give us a diesel!!!
      Oceanblue78
      • 3 Years Ago
      I see Toyota shares the ugly all over the globe. At least they are consistent!
      • 3 Years Ago
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