Toyota has announced that the successor to the Avensis will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show. The replacement for the Ford Mondeo rival is set to be a facelift and update of the current model, as opposed to an all-new version.
Although Toyota has yet to show us the rear of the car, a heavily revised front clearly takes inspiration from the other models in the range. The angled front grille and headlights featuring integrated LED daytime running lights ape those of the Auris hatchback, while large air intakes in the bumper give a nod towards the Mirai fuel cell vehicle. New alloy wheel designs feature, while the flanks feature more sculpted sills.
Toyota promises “innovations in comfort and safety”, and the range is set to be powered by a new selection of petrol and diesel engines.
For a Japanese brand, it appears that the work on the updated Avensis will be very much an all-European affair. The firm’s ED² design studio in the South of France is responsible for the styling changes, while engineering development will take place at a Toyota Research and Development centre in Brussels. Everything is then screwed together at the Burnaston car plant in Derbyshire.
Further details will be released on 3 March. In the mean time, check out our full review of the Toyota Avensis here.