Toyota will unveil new versions of its British-built Auris and Avensis at the Geneva Motor Show this Tuesday.
The Japanese manufacture will also takes the wraps of its new 1.2T turbo petrol engine that will make its first appearance in the Auris later this year.
Another vehicle on display will be the production-ready Mirai fuel cell saloon that will be introduced in the UK and other selected European markets in 2015.
The new Auris range of hatchbacks and Touring Sports wagons have been significantly revised for 2015 to increase appeal to a broader range of customers. The engine line-up especially has been updated with the introduction of the new 1.2T turbo petrol unit and a new 1.6-litre D-4D diesel.
Auris remains a one of a kind in its class as it is available with full hybrid, petrol and diesel powertrains. The hybrid engine is smooth, refined and efficient – no wonder it powered more than 50 per cent of all new Auris models sold in western Europe last year.
Changes have also been made to the looks; the exterior and interior have both been refreshed with higher levels of sensory quality in the cabin.
The new Avensis has been conceived as a model that can meet that demands of private buyers for more prestige and luxury and fleet/business users’ priorities for extra sportiness and style.
Toyota have concentrated on improvements such as styling, sensory quality, safety, equipment/value for money and driving pleasure/running costs.
The Avensis also benefits from fresh exterior styling, including the adoption of new LED lamp technology while the interior is all-new, with higher levels of quality and comfort.
Another exciting reveal is Toyotas 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine which is part of a programme of 14 new engine introductions Toyota will be making across the globe between April 2014 and the end of 2015.
The four-cylinder unit, like the 1.0-litre engine in the new Aygo, has the ability to switch between different operation cycles to achieve optimum efficiency or performance, dependant on driving conditions.
Compact and lightweight, it produces 114bhp and 185Nm of torque, resulting in a 0 – 62mph time of just 10.1 seconds.
Provisional data indicates a combine cycle fuel economy of an impressive 60.1mpg with C02 emissions of just 109g/km.
Arguably most excitingly, Toyota are set to showcase their Mirai fuel cell saloon – the Japanese manufacturer’s ground-breaking hydrogen vehicle.
This will be the cars first showing in Europe in full production guise ahead of its introduction to the UK and other selected European markets in 2015.