Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) unveiled the new and improved Avanza, the brand’s best-selling compact multi-purpose vehicle which has sold over 50,000 units nationwide since its introduction in 2006.
In his welcome remarks, TMP president Michinobu Sugata said “we first introduced this vehicle to local shores back in 2006. Just like all the other models in Toyota’s line-up, it has been warmly welcomed by the public not just because of its already known features of Quality, Durability and Reliability – but also because of its functionality and overall value. True enough, it has sold over 50,000 units nationwide since then, making it clear that it is definitely one of the preferred choices in its segment.”
The new Avanza sports a new engine that promises more power, improved fuel efficiency, and an enhanced level of suppressing NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) for a more comfortable ride. It is available in a 1.5 or 1.3 Liter Dual VVT-I 4-cylinder in-line 16-valce DOHC engine that produces a maximum output of 104Ps @ 6000rpm and maximum torque or 136Nm @ 1600 to 4200rpm for the higher displaced engine.
Some of the new features of the Avanza include:
- Redesigned headlamps, grille and bumper with integrated fog lamps and lower grille.
- Darker and more sophisticated shades of brown and gray
- Navigation-ready touchscreen display for G variants
Safety features of the Avanza include side door impact beams and SRS airbags, and all variants now include ABS with EBD, as well as child restraints (isofix + tether anchor).
Pricing is as follows:
- 1.3J MT PHP 667,000
- 1.3E MT PHP 756,000
- 1.3E AT PHP 797,000
- 1.5G MT PHP 869,000
- 1.5G AT PHP 910,000
The new Avanza comes in a refreshed color line-up: nebula blue metallic, black metallic, grey metallic, silver mica metallic, beige metallic, and white.
For more information on the New Avanza, log on to www.toyota.com.ph or any of their 46 authorized Toyota dealerships nationwide.