Toyota has updated the Avensis, with a smart new look inside and out. There are also two new diesel engines, borrowed from BMW. We’ve been towing with the more powerful of the two, the 141bhp (143PS) 2.0-litre unit, fitted to the Touring Sports (estate).

So, what are we looking for – and what tow car ability does it have? Well, the Avensis has always been a sensible choice, but there are plenty of talented rivals out there. Does the revised Toyota have a bit more personality? Read our Avensis review.