Despite all the adversities happening in the world today, Japanese automaker Toyota is taking the time to continuously step up its game as it refreshes much of its model lineup. One of these set to join the club is its entry-level MPV, the Toyota Avanza.
The current Toyota Avanza
A post from Indra Frathan on Instagram shows what fans can expect for the upcoming possible exterior details of the all-new Toyota Avanza. The post stated that there are currently three to five units of the new model that are in the pre-production stages, suggesting that it should arrive soon, by November 2021 to be more specific.
The new Toyota Avanza on the Instagram post comes with a sleeker design with its new aggressive character lines and smaller window finish. At the rear, it bears new taillights that look smaller yet sharper, discontinuing the large layout in a vertical orientation on the current model.
Looking at previous reports, the new Toyota Avanza will abolish its current rear-wheel-drive layout and use a front-wheel-drive configuration instead. Also, the new model is said to be designed on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA). With the said updates, the Japanese carmaker can benefit from lower production costs and improve the efficiency of its entry-level MPV.
No engine specs have been announced so far. However, the new model is speculated to be powered by a 1.5-liter 2NR-VE gasoline engine, replacing the 1.3-liter gasoline mill solely available in the Indonesian-spec standard Avanza. Moreover, the engine is expected to use either a 5-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The new Avanza is expected to heat up the MPV market
If the reports are true, then Toyota Avanza fans in Indonesia are in for a treat as their market will be getting the new Avanza and limited numbers of the recently-unveiled Avanza Veloz GR Limited. The latter features refinements from the brand’s Gazoo Racing (GR) that make it one sporty-looking MPV.
And once the all-new Toyota Avanza is out in Indonesia, the Philippines and other neighboring countries are expected to follow. This will be a significant contender in the market for those looking for an efficient 7-seater vehicle at an affordable price.
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Know more about Toyota Avanza 2023
The 2023 Toyota Avanza is a seven-seater MPV, which is now in its third-generation model. Locally, there are four trims for this MPV. These include the Avanza J 1.3 MT, the Avanza E 1.3 MT, Avanza E 1.3 CVT, and the Avanza G 1.5 CVT. Toyota Avanza 2023 Price Philippines starts at ₱833,000 for the entry-level J 1.3 MT, while the top-of-the-line Toyota Avanza G 1.5 CVT is priced at ₱1,059,000
Under the hood, the new Avanza either gets a 1.3-liter inline-4 gasoline, or a larger 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine. At max, the 1.3-liter mill can make up to 97 horsepower and 122Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the 1.5-liter can produce up to 105 horsepower and 138 Nm of torque.
There are two transmissions available to the 2023 Toyota Avanza. Depending on the variant, it either gets a five-speed manual gearbox, or a continuously variable transmission with a gear lever manual mode. As of this new third-gen version, the Avanza is now a front-wheel-drive vehicle.
Size-wise, the new Avanza has a length of 4,395mm, and a width of 1,730mm. The Avanza G comes with the tallest height at 1,700mm. The E meanwhile comes next with its height of 1,690mm, while the J is the shortest at 1,665mm. All comes with a wheelbase length of 2,750mm.
Locally, the Avanza rivals the likes of the Suzuki Ertiga, Mitsubishi Xpander, Honda BR-V, among others.
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