January 2, 2009
Cab Direct have revealed that sales of the benchmark Toyota Avensis reached record levels in 2008.
Avensis taxi sales increased by a bumper 76% over the previous year.
The figures include a wide range of models including the TR, T Spirit and range-topping T 180. Unsurprisingly the best seller is the ever-reliable, not to mention economical, Avensis T2.
Best Ever Value
And the great news for the taxi operators is that – based on this success – Toyota and Cab Direct have now announced their best-ever deal on the T2, with an amazing, taxi trade-only price of just £9,995 plus VAT.
For a supposedly ‘entry-level’ product the specification level on the T2 Avensis is magnificent. From the responsive 126 bhp D-4D diesel power plant to the smooth, 6-speed gearbox there’s no compromise about this superb taxi workhorse. Little wonder this model of reliability has proved such a long-lasting favourite with cabbies worldwide.
All equipment systems on the latest Avensis have been further enhanced to give you an instant upgrade. Look out for colour-keyed bumpers, door handles and wing mirrors with eye-catching indicator lights.
The large boot, combined with a 60-40 folding rear seats, makes for optimum flexibility – essential as a taxi when it comes to loading customer’s baggage.
Inside, smart but hard-wearing grey fabric trim adds to the quality feel. And with plenty of after-dark shifts ahead of you, Toyota’s superb combi-meter ensures instrumentation is easy to see, especially at night.
For the summer months the reliable air conditioning unit will be a godsend. You’ll also enjoy the superb sound quality of the 8-speaker CD/radio system. Steering-wheel mounted audio-controls, plus auto-sound leveler to automatically adjust volume level in keeping with your engine speed, add to the feeling that Toyota have thought of everything to make your life as a cabbie easier.
Commenting on the new Avensis T2 taxi deal Toyota’s Tony Miller said: “The Avensis has built a well-deserved reputation for combining quality and durability so it comes as no surprise that the car is proving so popular with the hard-working taxi trade.
“Cab Direct are great partners to work with and we know they’re committed to looking after their customers so I can only see this relationship with the taxi industry continuing to grow.”