Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) launched the new Toyota Avanza with a new sportier exterior and a revamped dashboard that’s highlighted by a new infotainment system – fitting for a Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) segment that has significantly upped the game in recent time.
Since its introduction to the local market in 2006, the Avanza has sold over 100,000 units. This refreshed model of the nameplate’s second-generation is set to hit Toyota dealerships nationwide on May 14.
The Avanza now flaunts a modern and confident fascia thanks to the new chrome bar that sits above the dark grille with three thin trimmings (chrome for 1.5 G and smoked chrome for 1.5 Veloz). Complementing the redesign on the front are new split-type LED headlights to give the MPV a sleek face.
The 1.5 G and Veloz trims get side mirror-mounted LED lighting and LED headlights, while all but the base model 1.3 J receive front fog lamps.
A fin-type antenna is installed on the roof across all variants of the Avanza, adding to its overall contemporary look. The redesign progresses through the rear as the chrome garnish now extends into the updated taillights. Exclusive to the 1.5 Veloz is the smoked chrome backdoor garnish. The Avanza sits on redesigned alloy wheels – 15-inches on the 1.5 models and 14-inches for the 1.3 E.
Inside, a 6.8-inch WVGA audio system with smartphone mirroring comes standard on the 1.5 variants. The system can hold two handsfree and five handsfree phone functions, which are complemented by the four speakers installed throughout the cabin.
Steering wheel controls are available on either 1.5 variants, but the Veloz gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Safety-wise, all models come standard with dual front airbags and ABS with ABD.
The facelifted Toyota Avanza comes in a total of seven colors: Dark Blue SE, Black Mettalic, Gray Metallic, Silver Mica Metallic, Beige Metallic, White, and the 1.5 Veloz-exclusive Dark Red Mica Metallic.
Prices on the G and Veloz remain the same despite the redesign and updated package inside.
Complete price list:
- 1.3 J M/T – 731,000
- 1.3 E M/T – 864,000
- 1.3 E A/T – 907,000
- 1.5 G M/T – 957,000
- 1.5 G A/T – 1,000,000
- 1.5 Veloz A/T – 1,065,000