2022 Toyota Avanza ready to square up with segment rivals 

Updated Nov 11, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Toyota’s MPV gets an all-new design, and more.

After a series of leaked details, the 2022 Toyota Avanza officially made its debut. Toyota’s MPV is now available in Indonesia, which gives us an idea of the all-new Avanza’s imminent arrival in the Philippine market. 

2022 Toyota Avanza front shot

2022 Toyota Avanza

Featuring a significant design overhaul inside and out, the all-new 2022 Toyota Avanza looks ready to square up with its rival in the MPV segment, which is the Mitsubishi Xpander. The Indonesian-spec Avanza is offered in four variants with the Veloz trim also on offer.


The exterior of the 2022 Toyota Avanza features a bolder and more aggressive design. The design overhaul that’s most noticeable is its new grille, which is way larger, and looks sharper than the outgoing model. The Avanza is also fitted with LED headlights (depending on the variant), and an angular bumper that houses the fog lamps. 

The side profile of the all-new Toyota Avanza is integrated with a crisp character line. It also has a power-folding side mirror, and it sits on a set of 16-inch alloy wheels. While the Veloz trim gets a larger set of 17-inch alloy wheels. 

2022 Toyota Avanza rear shot

2022 Toyota Avanza rear

Similar to the Avanza’s fascia, the rear gets a major design update featuring a more refined styling as compared to the old model. It is equipped with distinctive taillights that look more well-designed compared to the current Avanza we have in the market today. The 2022 Toyota Avanza also has a revamped rear bumper. 

Dimensions-wise, the all-new model is 205mm longer at 4,395mm, 90mm wider at 1,750mm, and 5mm higher at 1,700mm. The Veloz even gets a longer length rated at 4,475mm. The 2022 Toyota Avanza has a ground clearance of 205mm.


 2022 Toyota Avanza interior

The Avanza gets a revamped interior layout

The 2022 Toyota Avanza gets a new interior layout featuring a more premium-looking cabin compared to the outgoing model. The updated dashboard layout makes the Avanza’s interior have a modern feel. Placed right at the center is the floating-type 9-inch infotainment touchscreen (depending on the variant) with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You’ll also see that the aircon vents have been redesigned as well as the steering wheel. 

The Avanza’s automatic gear lever now looks different as well. It doesn’t come with the usual zigzag pattern as it now features a straight pattern. As an MPV, the all-new Avanza can still accommodate up to seven individuals. 

2022 Toyota Avanza seats

New seat configuration

The first row seats of the Avanza can be folded back to link with the second-row seats. Also, the second-row seats can be folded to the front to provide a long sofa-like space for the third-row seats.

Tech & Safety

When it comes to tech features, the all-new top-spec Avanza is integrated with a 7-inch digital-type instrument cluster, 9-inch infotainment touchscreen, electronic parking brake with auto hold, automatic climate control, and a 360-degree camera. 

2022 Toyota Avanza instrument cluster

2022 Toyota Avanza Veloz's instrument cluster

Safety-wise, the Avanza is equipped with the standard features you can expect from a modern car. It has an anti-lock brake system with electronic brakeforce distribution, stability control, and seatbelt reminder for all three rows. 

While the top-of-the-line Toyota Avanza gets six airbags, a pre-collision system, a rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure assist, pedal misoperation control, and front departure alert.    

Engine & Drivetrain

As for what’s under the hood, Toyota is offering the all-new Avanza with the same two engines as the outgoing version. As such, the 2022 Avanza is powered by either a 1.3-liter or 1.5-liter gasoline engine. 

2022 Toyota Avanza Veloz front shot

2022 Toyota Avanza Veloz

The 1.3-liter gasoline power unit delivers 98 hp and 121 Nm of torque while the 1.5-liter engine produces 106 hp and 137 Nm. Transmission options for the all-new Toyota Avanza could either be a five-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with sequential mode. Power is sent to the front wheels, and the 2022 Avanza now comes with a unibody construction as compared to the old ladder-frame design. That said, it now sits on Daihatsu New Global Architecture.

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Know more about Toyota Avanza 2022

Toyota Avanza

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has two entries to the local MPV segment, and one of which is the Toyota Avanza 2021 - 2022. It is made available in five variants, with the J 1.3 MT as the base model and the Veloz 1.5 AT as the flagship variant. As for pricing, the Toyota MPV comes with a price tag that ranges from PHP 743,000 to PHP 1,077,000. Under the hood, there are two engine options. The first one is a 1.3-liter 1NR-VE inline-4 gasoline engine that makes 95 hp and 121 Nm of torque, while the other engine is a larger 1.5-liter 2NR-VE inline-4 gasoline mill that is capable of generating 103 hp and 136 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic are the transmission options. This model is 4,200 mm in length, 1,660 mm in width, and 1,695 mm in height. Competitors of the Avanza Philippines include the Mitsubishi Xpander, Honda BR-V, and Suzuki Ertiga.

The conventional front engine-rear drive layout was retained similar to the Tamaraw. However, it's a bit different from its AUV ancestors in terms of size, weight, and body. The Toyota Avanza is lighter, smaller, and car-like unibody construction. What we have today is the second-generation Avanza, which landed on our shore in early 2012. It received its initial refresh in 2015, wherein Toyota Philippines gave it a more upmarket appearance.

Receiving its second facelift in 2019, the Japanese carmaker decided to give the model a sharper and sportier look. The second refresh features new wheels, new taillights, distinct split headlights, reshaped fascia, and a new grille. Meanwhile, the interior of the Toyota Avanza also received a full makeover. It now features a more modern dashboard with added trim detailing and sharper lines. A touchscreen infotainment system was added on higher Avanza variants during the 2015 refresh. In the 2019 update, it got an updated infotainment system and new digital aircon controls.

₱ 743,000 - ₱ 1,077,000

Martin Aguilar

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