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Toyota Avensis 1.8 VVTi GS

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##ToyotaIndex--left##DESPITE a quality image and keen pricing, Toyota's Avensis range has never set the fleet world on fire and it is doubtful it ever will in the face of stiff new competition in the upper medium segment. So what can Toyota do to make its saloon, hatchback and estate range more appealing?

Add satellite navigation as standard to all models above GS trim without any increase in cost is what the marketing people came up with. So for £13,815 you can buy an Avensis 1.8 VVTi GS hatchback with sat nav as standard. With Peugeot offering sat nav as standard on LX models and above, this gives the two models an advantage in this sector on equipment - on the Ford and Vauxhall it is an option at £1,500 and £1,000 respectively. The Avensis and 406 are much cheaper on a spec-for-spec basis, but is that enough to tempt fleets?

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