After a 14-year absence, the Camry nameplate is set to make a comeback in Europe with the new Hybrid that will go on sale next year.
Toyota is dropping the Avensis from its UK lineup, with Autocar pointing out that the midsize car isn’t available anymore in the United Kingdom. Production at the Burnaston facility, in Derbyshire, is said to end completely in the coming weeks. Subsequently, the only Avensis models that will remain on sale will be the ones found in dealer lots.
The Avensis is still being sold in different countries, however, as a five-door estate, including Germany, where it starts from €31,590 ($35,928). It can be purchased in other European markets, too, including Belgium and Austria, but it’s missing from the brand’s other local websites such as France, Italy and Spain.
Earlier this year, Toyota pulled the plug on the RAV4 diesel in Europe. Thus, the SUV can only be had with a petrol engine or a hybrid, and the same recipe is applied to the new-gen RAV4, which will arrive at dealers in the first quarter of 2019.
Another Toyota model to have bitten the dust recently is the Verso. The compact minivan was discontinued due to poor sales.
The car firm still has to detail the Euro-spec Camry Hybrid, but in all likelihood, it will get the same powertrain as the one sold in North America, meaning a 206 PS (203 hp / 151 kW) 2.5-liter engine combined with a 120 PS (118 hp / 88 kW) electric motor.