The new Toyota Avanza is a 7-seater MPV that’s been given a facelift. It went ahead with less chrome on the front grill and removed the strip at the side. The headlamps were smaller and sleeker. Its body was heavily sculpted with lines starting from the front bumper run seamlessly towards the rear.
Inside is a black/brown or black/grey interior, depending on the variant, giving it a classy look. Even with its large boot, more trunk space can be made by simply folding the 50:50 rear seats. Entertainment is via 6.2-inch touchscreen system or a 2DIN music player, while cooling comes in a dual aircon system. Safety is managed by airbags, ABS with electronic brake distribution, isofix and Toyota Vehicle Security System.
Toyota Motor Philippines offers 2 engine options for the Avanza; both being the new generation Dual VVT-i 4-cylinder in-line 16 valve DOHC engine. The 1.3L powerplant is capable of producing up to 95 hp and 121 Nm of torque while the 1.5L engine can provide up to 103 hp and 136 Nm of torque - a slight increase compared to the previous model. The new engine is paired to a 4-speed automatic transmission or to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The Avanza comes in 6 colors: Nebula Blue Metallic, Black Metallic, Grey Metallic, Silver Mica Metallic, Beige Metallic, and White.