Robert Cogan, Managing Director and our Brand Ambassador,Cork Hurler, Stephen McDonnell launched the new model in our showroom on Wednesday 10 June.
The new Avensis design has a stylish exterior and interior, advanced safety technology and lower emission engines.
New to the Avensis lineup is the Toyota Safety Sense, which consists of four active safety technologies:
1. Pre- Collision System(Comes as standard on all Avensis models)
This system uses a camera and laser to detect other vehicles on the road ahead. When the possibility of forward collision is detected the driver is alerted with audio and visual warnings and brake assistance is activated. If the driver fails to brake in time the Autonomous Emergency braking system activates to prevent or mitigate a collision.
2. Lane Departure Alert (Standard on Luna & Sol grades)
This technology uses the camera to detect lane markings on the road ahead. Toyota Safety Sense's Lane Departure Alert will alert the driver with audible and visual warnings if the vehicle starts to deviate from its lane without the turn indicator being applied.
3.Automatic High Beam (Standard on Luna & Sol grades)
Toyota Safety Sense's Automatic High Beam is designed to optimise visibility during night driving for all road users. A camera detects the lights of oncoming vehicles and leading traffic whilst also monitoring the brightness of street lights. It switches automatically between high and low beam for safer night-time driving.
4. Road Sign Assist ( Standard on Luna & Sol grades)
This monitors the road signs ahead, displaying useful information such as the current speed limit ahead, displaying useful information such as the current speed limit or overtaking restrictions in clear view on the colour TFT colour cockpit display.