With the recent launch of the new Toyota Avanza, it only seems fit that we compare it to its predecessor. Let’s find out if Toyota called the right shots for this upgrade.
The new Avanza carries the new Dual VVT-i engine which is available in 1.5L and 1.3L variants. Though it produces the same maximum output in torque and horsepower with the previous power plant, the new engine provides better torque early on that can result to better fuel efficiency.
It also has a redesigned front which features the new headlamp and grille that sports a black and chrome trim. All these contribute to the bigger and more powerful stance of the new Avanza.
There is not much of a difference on the rear end except for the signal lights. It is now neatly tucked in the middle of the rear lamps.
The interior of the new Avanza has a darker theme that exude elegance compared to the brown interior of its predecessor. In addition to that, the new Avanza features a 6.2-inch LCD touchscreen display that can play AM/FM/CD/MP3/Video formats. More importantly, it is navigation ready. A big advancement from the previous 2-DIN headunit.
The gauge clusters give a refreshing look with its white LED lights and chrome accent compared to the dull orange lights on the old Avanza.
Overall, with the changes on its exterior and interior, the 2015 Avanza looks more stylish and advanced than its predecessor. It gives a fresher appeal from inside and out, along with its added features which new-buyers and their whole family could enjoy.