A friend of mine (Nigel aka flyguy) drove a Toyota Avanza. Knowing his boisterous ways & highly opinated self, I would have heard all about the car on FB, twitter or his blog if the Avanza was problematic.
The fact that I have yet to hear any complains must have meant something. :-B
2 weeks back UMW Toyota Motor unveiled the all new Toyota Avanza, the 2nd generation of the popular 7 seater MPV.
Improved and refined in numerous areas, the all new Toyota Avanza is retains the practical, yet familiar design of a small MPV.
Exterior -wise it looked much sleeker, probably due to the curvier lines on the body. The older Avanza was “boxier” to me.
Yes, there was a pronounced rounded corners at both the front and back for this model. The trunk however, is still wide and squarish but functional.
Inside, I would say it’s spacious, comfortable and functional. As how a MPV should be.
The all new Toyota Avanza also comes with a selection of recommended accessories that include reverse sensors, body stripes, luggage tray, bag hook, emergency kit and scuff plates on the door sills. Customers can also order their vehicles with a sporty aerokit and standard solar film.
Below: The engine and the car doors.
And of course, I sat in the driver’s seat to get a feel of MPV.
Hhhmm.. apparently the New Avanza has better fuel consumption capabilities too. Well, this can only be put into test during an actual drive.
The new Avanza is available in 4 variants with the following OTR prices in Peninsular Malaysia:
Toyota Avanza 1.5S Automatic – RM 79,590
Toyota Avanza 1.5G Automatic – RM 77,290
Toyota Avanza 1.5E Automatic – RM 72,590
Toyota Avanza 1.3E Manual – RM 64,590
All vehicles come with three years or 100,000 kilometer warranty, whichever comes first.
Since it was open for booking in early December 2011, UMW Toyota Motor has received more than 710 orders and Toyota has set a target of selling 8,800 units of the MPV this year. Currently the all new Toyota Avanza is available at all Toyota showrooms throughout Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak .
From left: En.Ismet Suki, Mr Takashi Hibi, Mr Kaoru Hosokawa at the launch.
I dídn’t walk away with an Avanza but I got a Toyota “key” nonetheless! I’m adding this to my expanding collection of thumbdrives! Thanks Toyota! 🙂
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