Sorry Sir, You Cannot Order An Avensis Anymore; May We Suggest The Camry Hybrid?

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.

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  • lol

    finally! avensis was under-powered rubbish. the europeans are also still waiting for hybrid Land Cruiser – you know, in the time of diesel bans, why would someone buy a new diesel…

    • Christian Wimmer

      Many people are still buying diesels. I recently test drove the new A180d A-Class from Mercedes and the salesperson told me that diesels are still popular with fleet and private buyers alike. Don’t always believe everything you hear in the media.

      Also, the Avensis was dull, but underpowered? Come on! These are not sports cars or cars for enthusiasts. The typical Avensis buyer wants value and practicality, not flat-out performance.

    • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

      What diesel bans? The ones in random Germany cities that most people don’t give a care about? I’d happily buy another three-litre diesel.

  • Dennis James

    2.5 liter in Europe? Stupid. Many countries have double the taxes for cars over 2 liters.

  • I was hoping for the return of the Camry wagon, but the RAV4 hybrid seems to be filling that role.


  • Paul

    I kind of like this.

  • erly5

    The Verso was suffering from poor sales because it had been on sale for 9 years and no one is buying people carriers anymore.

    • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

      camry could be populare as a taxi in europe, but large family sedans does not sell so wery well in europe.

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