The all-new 2022 Toyota Avanza is rumored to have its debut this November. According to the Indonesian portal, OtoDriver, its introduction will happen during the 2021 Indonesia Autoshow which starts on November 11, 2021.
Unconfirmed details regarding the all-new MPV have been floating these past few months. Aside from its new exterior, the next-generation Avanza’s safety department will also be a step further from its predecessor, with it being fitted with 6-airbags and autonomous emergency braking (AEB). This should give the Xpander and the Ertiga a fiercer competitor in its segment.
Notably, other unconfirmed details regarding the all-new MPV have surfaced last August 2021 all thanks to the alleged information sourced from a shipping company’s website. According to the forum where the info was posted, both the D34T and D26A are referring to the same model. Plus, the D26A codename is pretty close to the Avanza’s counterpart which is the next-generation Perodua Alza S under the D27A codename.
In terms of powertrain, the upcoming model is expected to carry over the same 1.5-liter gasoline engine from the outgoing model, though the standard automatic gearbox will then be replaced with a CVT option for higher trims. No words if the small 1.3-liter gasoline engine will still be retained for the all-new Avanza.
Also, Malaysian-based website, WapCar, reported last July that the MPV will transition to a front-wheel-drive (FWD), therefore ditching the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) setup of the outgoing model. According to the source, this move is to be done in order to improve the fuel efficiency of the vehicle. Just recently, the source also mentioned that the all-new Toyota Avanza along with its Daihatsu Xenia twin could have 17 variants in total. Opting for the highest trim will give access to Advanced Driver Assistant Systems (ADAS) package and the CVT.
If its rumored debut at the 2021 Indonesia Autoshow pushes through, then Toyota will finally have an all-new model after settling with its predecessor for 10 years. Hopefully, Toyota Motor Philippines could possibly bring in the all-new Avanza anytime soon once it’s launched, granted that many Filipinos love MPVs.