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Toyota has pulled back the sheets on its 2012 Avensis here in Frankfurt, and we're a bit impressed with the shape of this sedan. The Avensis is essentially Europe's Camry, but under the skin, it's very different, as it actually rides on a platform it shares with the Scion tC. In this case, the new Avensis can be had in either sedan or wagon bodystyles.

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 exactl

Toyota Avensis Next Generation Touring Car – Click above for high-res sketches

Toyota has decided to stir the European diesel market a little bit more and will now offering three diesel Avensis models, the marque's flagship sedan. This is the model that is sold elsewhere as the Acura TSX, albeit with more luxury equipment. All three powertrains are Euro-V compliant and they all have common-rail direct injection, with fourth-generation piezo-electric injectors which raise the pressure to 2000 bar - like the BMW 730d, actually.

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