There are a few nips and tucks to the Toyota Avanza as it moves forward into the next segment of its lifespan – the model first introduced in 2010 and chugging along with around 440 unit sales monthly.
The range topping TX-grade, is furnished with revised front and rear bumper designs, new split-level LED-headlamps with vertically-arranged airdams and fog lamp garnish. A body-coloured accent strip divides the headlamps and creates a border between the chrome upper and black lower-grille sections.
More aerodynamically-shaped exterior mirrors, shark-fin antenna and turbine-shaped 15-inch alloy wheels further complement the styling changes.
Moving to the rear, a new rear boot spoiler, revised tail lamps (with clear elements) and chrome accent strip help the new TX model stand out. A new deep blue exterior colour, Fervent Blue, has been added to the colour palette – with Tusk white, Quicksilver metallic, Graphite Grey and Gold Leaf metallic remaining.
The S and SX grades retain their current exterior design and packaging.
All new Avanza models receive a change from rotary-dial-type HVAC controls to push-button control with digital readout. In line with customer requests the interior trim has been changed from light grey to dark grey. Front and rear 12-volt accessory connectors have been fitted as standard.
Model Line-up & Pricing
Avanza 1.3 S 5MT – R 238,300
Avanza 1.3 SX 5MT – R 256,200
Avanza 1.5 SX 5MT – R 263,900
Avanza 1.5 SX 4AT – R 283,800
Avanza 1.5 TX 5MT – R 307,500
Avanza 1.3 S Panel Van 5MT – R 244,000
All Avanza models are sold with a 4-services/60 000 km service plan (12-months/15 000 km intervals). A 3-years/100 000 km Warranty is also included.