The Toyota Avnaza is no stranger to the Philippine market. Toyota Motor Philippines first introduced the subcompact seven-seat MPV to the local scene back in 2006. Since then, it has gone on to sell some 100,000 examples. Now, the current, second-generation Avanza gets a mid-cycle refresh to help keep things interesting.
Boasting a sporty vibe, the 2019 Toyota Avanza gets a bold new look with a large front grille, split-type LED headlamps, foglights that have been revised, a new set of alloy rims, and a redesigned rear end. All these complement the side profile with dominant character lines that give the vehicle a stylish demeanor.
Stepping inside reveals the familiar seven-seat cabin that has become a hit among Filipinos who love to take the whole brood along for a ride. The biggest highlight here is the 6.8-inch Capacitive Touchscreen Display that allows easy integration with mobile devices. This makes for fun trips thanks to a wide range of entertainment and media options available to everyone.
Powering the new Avanza are the tried-and-tested 1.5L and 1.3L motors. The former still pumps out 103hp while the latter produces 95 horses. Each one can be paired with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearbox. Both transmissions are tuned for fuel efficiency and adequate power delivery.
As for safety, dual SRS airbags, ABS, ISOFIX child seat anchors, and side mirror-mounted turn signal repeaters are all there to help keep the whole family safe. And yes, tjhis is a family vehicle penned for the likes of the Filipinos clan.
The 2019 Toyota Avanza is now available in the following variants with their corresponding prices:
- 1.3J MT: P731,000
- 1.3E MT: P864,000
- 1.3E ATL P907,000
- 1.5G MTL P957,000
- 1.5G ATL P1,000,000
- 1.5 Veloz AT: P1,065,000