New avensis production starts up at toyota motor manufacturing uk

Toyota today announced the start of production of the new Toyota Avensis at the Burnaston facility of Toyota Motor Manufacturing United Kingdom (TMUK). The new Avensis, unveiled at the recent 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, will reach showrooms early next year.

Tony Walker, TMUK Deputy Managing Director, said: "This is great news for TMUK, we are proud to be

starting work on the new Avensis, a car that is central to Toyota's European strategy and a key model for

the UK. British-built, and with petrol engines sourced from Toyota's Deeside factory, plus ultra-efficient

diesels, it is a stronger market contender than ever before."

Toyota's Burnaston manufacturing facility has benefited from an investment of EUR 1.34 billion (£1.15 billion) since start of operations in 1992. As the centre of Avensis production, TMUK has been the home to all three generations of the model since 1997.

Unveiled at this year's Frankfurt motor show, the new-look Avensis builds on the spaciousness, practicality and fuel efficiency that are the established hallmark qualities of the model to deliver sharper contemporary styling, a quieter and more comfortable cabin and improved driving dynamics.

In addition, its top-selling 2.0-litre D-4D engine has been significantly revised to achieve lower emissions and better fuel economy, with CO2 levels brought down to just 119 g/km, strengthening the model's appeal as a high value proposition, particularly for fleet operators and company car drivers.


About Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK (TMUK)

TMUK started production in 1992 on two sites: engine plant in Deeside (North Wales) and passenger car plant in Burnaston (Derbyshire). Vehicle production passed the three million mark in June 2010. TMUK is a model sustainable plant for Toyota in Europe, which minimises the use of natural resources and exists in harmony with its natural environment. TMUK currently employs about 3,100 employees across both production sites, and represents a total investment of about £1.85 billion (EUR 2.15 billion). In 2010, TMUK started production of the Auris with hybrid synergy drive, the first full hybrid vehicle to be produced in Europe, and produced 68,743 Auris and 68,366 Avensis vehicles.br>