A prototype for the 2016 Toyota Avensis has been spied undergoing testing near the Nürburgring.

A prototype for the 2016 Toyota Avensis has been spied undergoing testing near the Nürburgring.

Since development is still at an early stage, most of the bodywork carries over from the current model. However, the prototype has been equipped with a new front fascia and sweptback headlights.

Engine options remain a mystery but the model will likely be offered with a variety of petrol and diesel engines. We can also expect a hybrid variant but there's no word on specifications.

The next-generation Avensis is expected to be introduced in early 2016 so expect to learn more in the coming months.

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