The facelifted 2019 Avanza that was announced earlier this year is now in the Philippines. After just four months since it was revealed in Indonesia last January 2019, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) announced that the refreshed Vellfire-looking Avanza is now available in the local market.
The Toyota Avanza was first introduced in the Philippines in 2006. It is one of TMP’s most prominent nameplate, with almost 100,000 unit sales since the first-generation model. Now on its second generation, the Japanese MPV still vows to provide Filipino families with affordable convenience, as well as the worry-free ownership of owning a Toyota.
As seen earlier this year, the 2019 Toyota Avanza features a split, two-tier LED headlamps that are slightly similar to the ones on the outside market model Vellfire. These headlight design seamlessly flows to the side, as well as complementing the character lines on the hood. There’s a dark hood that separates the two huge areas where the fog lamps sit. The rear showcases minor changes, which is the combination of a center chrome piece and taillight extensions on the tailgate and a shark fin antenna.
Apart from exterior changes, the facelifted Avanza has more to offer inside that ensures safety to all passengers. Aside from the dual SRS airbags, all seats feature three-point ELR seatbelts and ISOFIX restraint system. The refreshed Avanza also gets upgraded with side mirror-integrated turn signals. Even more interesting, TMP announces that prices for the Veloz and G variants will not move despite the facelift.
Since it’s just a facelift, the Avanza retains the current engine lineup – the 1.3-liter engine for the E and J variants and 1.5-liter mill for the G and Veloz. You may also still choose between the 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual transmissions.
The 2019 Toyota Avanza is now available for retail in all 69 Toyota dealerships nationwide. The price starts at P731,000. The top variant Veloz comes in an exclusive Dark Red Mica Metallic color, while the regular lineup is available in six (6) colors: Dark Blue SE, Black Metallic, Gray Metallic, Silver Mica Metallic, Beige Metallic, and White. You may refer in our past article for the full price list.