Toyota Motor Mfg. Europe is set to begin exporting the first of the new Toyota Avensis models made at its Burnaston, U.K., assembly plant to Japan. Some 350 cars will be shipped July 20 from the port of Southampton, U.K., to Tahara, Japan, where they are scheduled to arrive Aug. 21. It marks the first time European-built Toyotas have been exported to Japan. The vehicle will go on sale this fall in Japan.

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