Toyota is now planning to introduce its Avanza in India. In addition to Indonesia and Malaysia, the Avanza is currently being sold in Thailand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and some African countries. The Toyota Avanza is an entry level MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) or a mini MPV. The name “Avanza” was taken from the Italian word avanzato, which means “advance”.
Toyota is anticipating that the launch of the Avanza would be a good decision for the company and the Avanza would be welcomed by the people in India with open arms. The Toyota Avanza is going to be powered by the same engine which has been used in it in the past. It is a 1.5 litre, 4 cylinder petrol engine which is capable to produce a max power of 109 PS at 6000 rpm and a max torque of 141 Nm at 4400 rpm. The 4 cylinders have 16 valves altogether and are controlled by DOHC. Moreover, the engine has VVTi (Variable Valve Timing intelligent system) technology which controls the timings of the intake valves according to the throttle response. The VVTi technology not only improves the performance of the vehicle but also increases the fuel economy and reduces the emissions. The engine of the Avanza is said to be mated with a manual transmission and there is so news about any availability of an optional automatic transmission.
The exterior of the Toyota Avanza is well designed but it gives a slight impression of the Toyota Innova when viewed from some angles. The front facia of the vehicle features a chrome finished grille with the Toyota badge in the centre. The headlight cluster has nice smooth curves. The body coloured bumper incorporated with fog lamps is nice. The air vent is nicely done which compliment the front design of the car. The curve lines above the wheel arcs add to the elegant look of the car. The rear end of the car also has body coloured bumper and the tail lights are mounted at a good height from the ground and is nicely fitted into the body. The rear spoiler with a brake light in the middle makes the Avanza look a bit sportier.
The interiors of the Avanza are very spacious with ample head and leg room for the occupants. The front seats are split fold type while the rear seats are bench type which allows 5 people to adjust easily and if a 7 seats variant would be available in India then there would be ample space for 7 people. The steering wheel has been expected with mounted controls on it. The outside rear view mirrors are not electrically retractable but are electrically adjustable.
The Toyota Avanza will be equipped with safety features like Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Electric Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and SRS air bags. The company has not decided the price at which the Avanza would be launched but it is being anticipated that it would cost around Rs 6-7 lakhs. The price range could increase depending upon the different variants in which the Avanza would be launched in India.
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