Avensis, a very popular car from Toyota, is all set to appear in a new avatar. Production of new Avensis packed with features has been started by Toyota. The company says that manufacturing this new car is not just challenging but also signals a new milestone for the company in terms of achievement. Toyota will present the new Avensis in petrol as well as diesel models. This is not all as consumers will also have the option of choosing between two different body styles namely Tourer and Saloon. The all new Avensis will be manufactured alongside Auris 2015 in the Toyota plant at Burnaston.
This is unprecedented as never before has a manufacturing plant of Toyota outside Japan been entrusted with the task of not just planning and designing but also production of two new cars from the company. This is certainly a new milestone for Toyota Great Britain, an achievement that makes the management at Burnaston proud and very happy.
Avensis and Auris will share the same production line. This is something that is believed to cause a lot of problems but the dedication and motivation of the staff at Burnaston makes Toyota hopeful that the project will be completed in time without any delays. Toyota GP is sure to reach a production of 800 cars per day from zero in just 10 days’ time.
Jim Corpe, who is a project manager at Toyota Motors UK feels that it is possible to manufacture both Auris as well as Avensis on the same production line. He says that slowing down of production of an older model allows the new model to be produced. This means that the number of cars coming out of the production facility does not fall. But this is a unique situation as both Avensis as well as Auris are new cars. It posed a challenge for the staff at Burnaston as they had to make sure that the demand for both these cars had to be met through consistent production.
Tony Walker, who is the Deputy Managing Director at TMUK, said that the challenge of manufacturing both cars at the same time was made possible because of the experience of the staff at Burnaston. Average length of service experience of the employees at Burnaston happens to be 12 years. It is this huge experience that made them confident about taking on the challenge of producing both Avensis and Auris at the same time on the same production line. With these two cars, Burnaston plant becomes a facility of Toyota outside Japan that has been involved with development of no less than 12 cars since 1992. Burnaston has seen not just these 12 new cars rolling out of its plant in the last 25 years but it has also helped in facelifts of similar number of Toyota cars in the same time period.
The all new Toyota Avensis will go on sale in UK on 1 March 2016 while it would be made available to consumers in other European countries a few months later.