New Toyota Avensis promises low ownership costsDecember 16, 2008
The new Toyota Avensis is primed for strong performance against its
leading market rivals in terms of holding its value and costing less to
run for company car drivers.
Figures released by CAP Monitor show new the Avensis outperforming both the Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Insignia when it comes to value retained after three years/60,000 miles, making the Toyota a compelling proposition to fleet managers when it goes on sale on 1 January.
The new Avensis features Toyota Optimal Drive technologies, which means that engine performance and efficiency have been significantly improved across the range, giving lower fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions – from as low as 134g/km for the TR 2.0 D-4D saloon.
This in turn brings reductions in benefit-in-kind taxation and overall running expenses compared to the current Avensis range, giving the Toyota a highly competitive position against rival models such as the Insignia and Mondeo. On a cost-per-mile basis, the new Avensis TR 2.0 D-4D even works out cheaper than Ford’s Mondeo Econetic.
Richard Balshaw, General Manager for Toyota Fleet said; “The announcement of these residual values by CAP Monitor and the evidence of the cost of ownership comparisons reinforce the strong message Avensis can present to fleet managers as a highly competitive all round package. And that is all in addition to hallmark Toyota quality and reliability, superior equipment specifications and real driver appeal.”
The new Avensis TR 2.0 D-4D, emitting just 134g/km CO2, costs £18,255.