Toyota Avensis Taxi

For more than a decade the Toyota Avensis has been a firm favourite with the UK’s hard working taxi trade.  Ideally suited to the job, Toyota’s legendary reliability has made Avensis a common sight on taxi ranks up and down the country.  Here we take a look at the latest model in the illustrious line of Avensis.

Bold in character and strong in intelligence, Toyota’s reputation for quality precedes the Avensis.  Designed in Europe, Avensis’ exterior styling is inspired from the latest generation Lexus models, bringing a more executive feel.  With design enhancements, increased space and improved technology, the Avensis has proved to be a big hit amongst the UK’s hard-working taxi trade.

The latest Avensis is the third generation model in the line-up, encompassing a harmony of smooth flowing lines, resulting in an impressive and powerful presence.  The latest model is noticeably Toyota but with an evolutionary styling over the older model.  With meticulous attention to detail, the Avensis interior exudes a quiet confidence that stems from an inherent sense of quality.

Top Spec

The specification on the entry-level Active model is magnificent with standard equipment such as air-conditioning, electric windows, power assisted steering and a MP3-compatible radio/CD audio system featuring 6-speakers.  All Avensis models also come equipped with seven airbags as standard for added reassurance – all the more important for taxi drivers who spend so many hours of their lives out on the road.

Upgrade to a higher spec model and features available include digital climate control, automatic wipers and headlights, full map touch-screen sat nav with Bluetooth connectivity, an 11-speaker premium audio system with 10GB hard disc drive and the all-important 17″ alloys. Tourer customers will also enjoy a panoramic roof.

Boasting style and quality in abundance, Avensis assures that you and your passengers are sure to be impressed.

Drive Technology

Outstanding build quality ensures the Avensis is a pleasure to drive.  From the responsive D-4D diesel power plant to the smooth, 6-speed gearbox there’s no compromise about this superb workhorse.

Cabbies will, of course, be particularly anxious to know about fuel consumption.  Again, Avensis continues its appeal as the ideal saloon taxi.

The 2.0 litre D-4D diesel engine offers the latest in performance engineering. Toyota’s fuel-saving features use low-friction, lightweight components and new ‘Optimal Drive’ engine technology combining optimum power with low fuel consumption and low levels of undesirable emissions.


Taxi operators will also be delighted by the spaciousness of Avensis.  Built on a new platform, the latest Avensis is 50mm longer than the previous generation model, giving an overall length of 4,695mm for the saloon and 4,765mm for the tourer.  Thanks to the new platform, the track has also been increased by between 30 and 45mm, while the car’s width has grown by 50mm to 1,810mm.

Not only does the extra room create a spacious and comfortable environment for both drivers and passengers alike but the boot capacity is enhanced as well to a cavernous 509 litres in the saloon and 543 litres for the estate.

Best of all, the great news for taxi drivers is that Cab Direct have negotiated a unique taxi trade special price with Toyota, offering the fabulous, all-new model Avensis at an unbeatable price.