In May 2019, Toyota Motor Philippines introduced the refreshed Toyota Avanza in the local car market. The updated MPV showed a massive revamp at the rear and got a total redesign in the front. The variant and the engine lineup is still the same. The 5-seater option is still available with the Avanza J.
For car enthusiasts searching for an extra shot of sportiness, Toyota Motor Philippines launched the Veloz variant way back 2017. It features a sports trim, black fabric interior, and unique fascia.
The latest version of the seven-seat MPV Avanza from Toyota is one of the country's recent chart-toppers. The refreshed sporty look, redesigned dashboard, new infotainment system, and practical safety features are just some of the reason why the Avanza tops the chart in the Philippines.
The new Toyota Avanza showed a massive revamp at the rear and got a total redesign in the front
The refreshed Avanza gets a three-tier front lighting trend, which is popularly used in most modern vehicles. The Veloz variant, on the other hand, has rear garnish and smoked chrome grille. Other variants get LED headlights except for the 5-seater base variant that comes with halogen headlamps.
The Toyota Avanza is offered in six different colors: Dark Blue SE, Gray Metallic, Black Metallic, Beige Metallic, Silver Mica Metallic, and White. The Veloz is available exclusively in Dark Red Mica Metallic.
The refreshed Avanza gets a three-tier front lighting trend, which is popularly used in most modern vehicles
Inside the Avanza, the cabin is designed towards being practical instead of class. It features a modern dashboard with sharp lines and new trim detailing.
The interior comes with abundant hard plastic and fabric for the seat coverings. Avanza is an excellent choice for a family car due to its configurable seats. Moreover, the last row of seats can be folded to increase the cargo space.
The Toyota Avanza features a modern dashboard with sharp lines and new trim detailing
Several cubbyholes plus a handful of cupholders are also available inside the Avanza. A manual A/C and roof-mounted A/C vents at the rear cabin handles the air conditioning inside this family car.
Technology & Safety feature
Since the Toyota Avanza is an entry-level MPV, it only offers basic to intermediate car tech features for both driver and passengers. Most of the Avanza’s lineup gets powered features like windows, side mirror adjustments, steering, and door locks.
There’s a WVGA display audio measuring 6.8 inches that is mounted at the center of the dashboard. It comes with smartphone mirroring and Auxiliary input, DVD, CD, MP3 Bluetooth, and USB capabilities. It also features a hands-free function that can pair up with up to two phones.
Each variant of the Toyota Avanza has standard dual SRS airbags, three-point seatbelts for all passengers, and ABS with EBD. ISOFIX child seat anchors are also featured in this family car.
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Platform & Chassis
The Toyota Avanza sits on the same Daihatsu-sourced platform with the Toyota Rush. The Avanza is a mini MPV with a 5-door wagon body style. Its length is 4,200 mm, with a width of 1,600mm, a wheelbase of 2,655 mm, and a ground clearance of 180 mm.
In terms of suspension, the Toyota Avanza is equipped with a McPherson strut with a stabilizer for the front suspension and multi-link with lateral control rod for the rear setup.
The stopping power is handled by the ventilated discs for the front brakes and lead-trailing drums for the rear wheels. The conventional front-engine – rear-drive layout remains in the refreshed Avanza.
Toyota Avanza sits on the same Daihatsu-sourced platform with the Toyota Rush
Engine & Drivetrain
Two engine options are available in Toyota Avanza. The first option is the 1.3L gasoline engine that produces 95 horsepower and 121 Newton-meter of torque. The second option is the bigger 1.5-liter powerplant that delivers 103 horsepower and 136 Newton-meter of torque. Both engines can be paired with either the 4-speed automatic transmission or 5-speed manual transmission.