2022 Toyota Avanza Launched with Major Changes, Level-Up Design
For the past couple of weeks, there have been leaked photos of the next-generation Avanza floating around the internet. While we know what it looks like, the specifications are still unknown, that is, until today. After several leaks, Toyota has finally and officially revealed the all-new MPV.
This generation represent a massive shift in the Avanza's design. It bears almost nothing in common with the outgoing model, and expectations are high for the 2022 edition. For starters, it no longer has a traditional ladder frame chassis like what you see in trucks or some SUVs. The chassis is now a single structure or a unibody.
That's not the only massive change for the 2022 Avanza. Because of the new chassis, this MPV is no longer rear-wheel drive. It now shifts to a front-wheel drive drivetrain just like all of its competitors. The front-wheel drive layout means we can expect more space inside.
As for design, the entire front end looks significantly different from the present model. While the sharp angles and creases are still there, it's done in a way that makes this subcompact look bigger than before. The rear is also a significant departure from the 2012-present version. It draws some inspiration from the newer Toyota MPVs and crossovers. There's even a hint of Lexus thanks to its connected tail lights.
Now, for the variants. For Indonesia, there are four available, namely the 1.3E, 1.5G, 1.5G TSS and 1.5Q Veloz. The 1.3-liter model only comes with a manual transmission. The 1.5-liter models are still available with a manual, but Toyota has gotten rid of the four-speed automatic. In its place is a CVT or Continuously Variable Transmission. Expect better fuel economy results with this generation.
Horsepower figures are still the same but the Toyota NR-series engine gets a mild update. It's now called the 1NR-VE or 2NR-VE, depending on the variant. The 1.3-liter makes 98 PS and 121 Nm of torque, while the 1.5-liter puts out 106 PS and 137 Nm of torque.
All variants get dual airbags, stability control, and anti-lock brakes. The 1.5G TSS and 1.5Q Veloz come standard Toyota Safety Sense features. This includes automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and rear cross traffic alert just to name a few. These higher-spec versions also get six airbags.
Expect the all-new Avanza to arrive in the Philippines sometime during 2022. If you can't want that long for an MPV, check out the outgoing version of this model. At Automart.PH, we have regular stocks for used, second-hand Toyota Avanza units nationwide. And if you want to stay updated in the motoring world, keep following out blog for more news.