Mandelson welcomes launch of all-new Toyota Avensis

Secretary of State for Business Lord Mandelson has welcomed the launch of the all-new Toyota Avensis, which takes place today (November 21st).

He said: "Today’s launch of the new Avensis by Toyota demonstrates the company’s commitment to the UK.

"During these tough times, the government will continue to work closely with companies, like Toyota, to secure future investment and ensure that the UK remains the location of choice for manufacturers, however large or small."

The launch, which will be attended by transport minister Geoff Hoon, will have repercussions for used Toyota dealers who are likely to stock the new cars in a few years’ time.

They shouldn’t prove difficult to sell as they will be offered in two body shapes – saloon and wagon – both promising what its maker describes as "a powerful, athletic and sleek stance".

Drivers will be able to test drive the all-new Avensis in January 2009 with four equipment grade levels to choose from.

Written by Bobby Minter


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