Toyota will turn off the production of AvensisMarch 26, 2018
The release of the sedan and the universal of the Japanese brand will still be stopped due to weak demand.
This year, the Toyota Manufacturing UK based in the UK’s Burnstone plant will stop producing the Avensis model, according to the Autocar edition. Since this site is unique to Avensis, the model history can be considered complete. Only Hatchbacks Auris will be released in England. Note that Toyota officially does not comment on the data yet, on the site of the plant Avensis is still present.
Avensis debuted in 1997, it replaced Toyota Carina E. For nearly 21 years, three generations of models have been released, the latter introduced in 2008, since then the Japanese has undergone two restylings.
As noted by Autocar, the decision to terminate the release was taken due to a drop in sales. In 2017, 25,319 Toyota Avensis vehicles were sold in Europe, while Volkswagen Passat sold over 183,288 copies in Europe last year, Skoda’s old-fashioned Skoda dealers sold 81,410 Superb cars, and Ford Mondeo gained over 56,000 hosts.
The peak of sales of Avensis came in 2004 – then in Europe it was possible to sell more than 142,000 such cars.
In Europe, Avensis is still available with petrol engines 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0, as well as with 1.6 and 2.0 diesels. Only the universal wagon of the British assembly is supplied to Japan, where the five-door wagon is offered with a two-liter gasoline engine.
Rumors that Toyota will refuse from Avensis will go from 2014. However, last year there was information that the model still remains in the brand’s lineup, Toyota even tested prototypes of the next generation. According to fresh evidence, there will be no direct heir to Avensis.