New Avensis brings advanced Touch & Go Plus multimedia sat-nav system to the Toyota range

The new Avensis may already be in production and available to order, but we still have a few surprises to announce. Taking in-car connectivity to an even higher level, the new Avensis marks the introduction of the latest development of Touch & Go, the Touch & Go Plus.

New Avensis

A standard feature of the top-of-the-range Avensis T Spirit models, Touch & Go Plus is designed for quick and easy use, with features that include an advanced voice recognition system for inputting navigation addresses and ‘one-shot’ destination entry. The on-board entertainment functions include a music search-and-play and a ‘Play More Like This’ music function. Further features include access to email, text-to-speech messaging and advanced traffic data for mapping.

The more sophisticated satellite navigation mapping incorporates 3D city modelling and landmarks, and an additional Traffic Patterns database which shows the average speed on sections of a programmed route, according to the time, day and month. The system includes three years’ free map and software updates. Future upgrades will enable text messages and emails to be dictated, and for the screen to display Google Search Street View.

New Avensis

Having the ability to stay connected on the move will further strengthen the appeal of new Avensis, especially with fleet and company car drivers, who will also benefit from the attractive company car tax position enjoyed by the new 119g/km 2.0 D-4D diesel engine. In fact, the innovative Touch & Go multimedia and navigation system is a standard feature on all models bar the entry level T2 grade.

New Avensis

Of course, Touch & Go Plus isn’t the only premium feature available with the new Avensis. The top of the range Avensis T Spirit saloon and tourer models also include an 11-speaker audio system, LED daytime running lights, 18-inch alloys, black leather upholstery, heated front seats, electric steering wheel adjustment, rear parking sensors and bi-xenon headlamps, plus a panoramic roof for the tourer… To find out more, including details about the full Avensis range, contact your local Toyota Centre.

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Comments (5)

  1. Just looking in to this blog to see how to update my sat nav as it is totally pants. The real time traffic avoidance – how does this work? I’ve never been advised to divert. I also find that the system misses post codes and I can’t input a post code if the system doesn’t have it stored? Also does not advise of roadworks closures and diversions. How can Toyota sign a licensing agreement that ends up being so expensive for its customers to update. Our other car until recently was a Renault Megane TomTom version and the satnav on an older car was so much better!

    1. Hi Neal,

      We have a dedicated multimedia support team who can assist you with this. You can contact them on 0344 701 6202.

      Thanks.

  2. I just bought my seventh Toyota but the first with built-in satnav. I was delighted that I was no longer going to need to stick my TomTom on the windscreen. Then I found out that the annual map update (against TomTom’s four updates for one year’s sub) costs a lot more than a whole new TomTom! This is so extraordinary that I phoned Toyota Customer Care to ask if this was really true. They told me that it is but that Toyota has no control of the price as it is the result of a licencing deal with the map provider.
    To say I’m shocked is to understate so I am going to get in touch with the Consumer Association and ask them to take up the matter and publicise it in the Which? magazine.

    1. Hi Ian
      Thank you for your post.
      Sorry to learn of your disappointment with the cost of the satnav upgrades. The fact that you have spoken with our Customer Care team does mean we will have logged your details so that your feedback will be passed on and used by our vehicle product team when they review these services in the future.

  3. Apart from the convenience factor incar satnav is inferior in performance and useability to the hand held version.

    However, I might be tempted to buy it if I could upgrade the maps myself at a reasonable cost and configure the GPS in the same way I can with my handheld. In fact given the exorbitant cost of adding the satnav option to the car purchase price I believe all subsequent updates should be free.

    Additionally since I am effectively buying an integrated PC/tablet computer with GPS/radio/internet I would also like full control over its configuration and to be confident that Google etc are not tracking me over the internet connection.

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