This spring sees the introduction of the first Toyota Avensis models to carry the Colour Collection badge and a new edition for Corolla. All are available now.
The Toyota Avensis Colour Collection provides a new entry point to the Avensis range without sacrificing anything in terms of performance or specification. In fact owners will get more for their money as the car comes with a metallic paint finish worth £325 at no extra cost.
With on-the-road prices starting at less than £14,000, the customer saving is £900 compared to the regular T2 grade hatchback, saloon and Tourer models on which the Avensis Colour Collection is based.
There is a choice of 1.8-litre VVT-i petrol or 2.0-litre D-4D diesel engines with sequential automatic transmission available as an option on the 1.8 models.
On the outside the Avensis Colour Collection has fully colour-matched bumpers, mirrors and door handles, a smart chrome grille surround and a discreet Colour Collection badge at the rear. The colour range comprises Silver Steel, Carlo Blue, Silver Fern and Metropolis Grey metallic shades.
Where safety is concerned, the Toyota Avensis has earned the top five-star rating in Euro NCAP passenger crash protection testing and comes equipped with ABS, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and a suite of nine airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag.
Convenience features include an eight-speaker sound system with CD player and steering wheel-mounted controls, air conditioning, trip computer, multi-adjustable front seats and a steering column that adjusts for both reach and rake. For security it is protected by remote central double locking, alarm and immobiliser.
On-the-road prices start at £13,995 for the 1.8-litre VVT-i manual hatchback and saloon.
Previous Toyota Corolla Colour Collection models have proved immensely popular and the latest range is set to maintain the standard, presented with new-design 15-inch alloy wheels as part of the package.
The Colour Collection three and five-door hatchbacks come with extra style, thanks to a T Sport body styling kit with side skirts and deep front and rear air dams.
Hatchback, saloon and estate versions are on offer, finished in Silver Steel, Igneous Grey or Eclipse Black metallic. The engine choice extends to 1.4 or 1.6-litre VVT-i petrol or 2.0-litre D-4D diesel.
The equipment specification matches the regular Corolla T3 grade, with ABS with EBD, front, side and (on hatchback and saloon models) curtain airbags, air conditioning, front fog lamps and colour-keyed electrically adjustable door mirrors. Eclipse Black and Igneous Grey colours also add a new design alloy wheel to the standard specification.
Prices start at £10,995 for the 1.4-litre VVT-i three-door model.