Currently Toyota only offers the optional automatic gearbox on the 1.8 litre petrol model, if you choose either of the diesels they are manual transmission only unfortunately. The Auto costs around £1,400 more than the equivalent manual version and is a CVT (continuously Variable Transmission) type, which revs the engine to it's most fuel efficient position and holds it there and changes the gearing to speed the car up, which can be slightly disconcerting at first as you expect the revs to rise with the speed rather than staying the same, but once you're used to it, it's a very fuel efficient way to travel. There's no paddle shift option though, so you can't quickly knock it down a couple of gears manually, (there are no gears!) you simply press the accelerator pedal more and relax and let the car do it's thing. The entire selection of new Toyota Avensis Automatic deals are shown above, just select the new car specification you're after to see our best prices, deals and special offers from our authorised UK main dealers on a new 2018 Avensis Automatic for sale in the UK, either as a cash deal or with a low rate PCP finance quote.