Facelifted Toyota Avanza now with added boldness
A prolific top seller in the compact MPV segment, Toyota has given its Avanza a mid-life facelift with the introduction of a new front facia and revisions underneath the bonnet.
Compared to the outgoing model, the newcomer borrows a number of styling cues from the US market Toyota Highlander SUV in the form of a larger grille topped by a thinner v-shaped logo bar, new headlights, enlarged rear taillight cluster, and front foglamps on higher spec versions.
Inside, the interior has also undergone some changes with the most noticeable being a new instrument cluster, upgraded fabrics and trim as well as an eco-meter.
As before, the Avanza is once again offered as a seven seater with the middle row now benefiting from a centre armrest and ISOFIX mounting points.
Changes under the skin are more subtle and mainly comprises of revised suspension geometry for improved handling, and better sound denting.
Available in six models, the Avanza once again comes powered with a choice of two petrol engines and two transmission options.
Powering the entry level S, mid-range SX and panel van derivatives, the 1.3-litre remains unchanged from the outgoing model with the amount of twist coming to 70 kW and 131 N.m of torque. A five-speed manual gearbox continues to send the grunt to the rear wheels with Toyota claiming a combined fuel consumption of 6.1 L/100 km.
Completing the range, the 1.5-litre drops the previous SZ series of the engine for the NR family previously used only in the Etios.
The change sees the engine now producing 77 kW and 137 N.m of torque. A five speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox can be have on the mid-range SX, with the former the sole option on the flagship TX. Fuel consumption is rated at 6.3 L/100 km for the manual and 6.7 L/100 km for the automatic.
|1.3 S||70 kW / 131 N.m||R193 400|
|1.3 SX||70 kW / 131 N.m||R208 500|
|1.3 Panel Van||70 kW / 131 N.m||R198 000|
|1.5 SX||77 kW / 137 N.m||R214 900|
|1.5 SX||77 kW / 137 N.m||R231 600|
|1.5 TX||77 kW / 137 N.m||R245 000|
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