The W10 Avenir was initially available with either the 1.8 L SR18i or 2.0 L SR20DE in FWD or a 2.0 L SR20DE in 4WD ATTESA configuration. The FWD was available with either a 4 speed automatic transmission or a 5 speed manual, the 4WD only with the automatic. A 2.0 L Turbo-Diesel was added to the range and the 1.8 L SR18i models were given the better 1.8 L SR18DE with electronic gasoline injection in 1993.
A turbocharged model badged Salut GT turbo was introduced in 1995, this came with a 210 PS version of the SR20DET and was available only in 4WD with the automatic transmission.
The W11 model was introduced in 1998. Initially available with the 1.8 L QG18DE, 2.0 L SR20DE, 2.0 L SR20DET or the 2.0 L CD20ET Turbo-diesel. The QG18DE models were FWD only and available with either a 4 speed automatic or 5 speed manual transmission, the SR20DE models were an FWD manual or CVT transmission, the 4WD continued to be conventional automatic only. Once more the turbocharged 2.0 L SR20DET variants were available only in 4WD with the conventional 4 speed automatic. The power output of the turbo version increased to 230 PS.
In 2000 the CVT was fitted to some non-turbo 4WD models. In 2002 the SR series engines were replaced by the newer QR series.