Motoring Reporter
2 minute read
8 Oct 2015
9:00 am

New look for Toyota Avanza

Motoring Reporter

The Toyota Avanza has forged a solid reputation for itself – a reputation built on the dependability, versatility and user-friendliness of the compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV).

The new Toyota Avanza is up for a new challenge. Picture: Supplied

The exterior design of the new Avanza receives a substantial makeover, thanks to the adoption of the new Toyota ‘corporate face’. At the front, a large radiator grille forms the main focal point, framed by a bold colour-coded ‘brow’, which also plays host to the Toyota insignia. Moving to the rear, revised rear tail-lights and an enlarged rear door garnish compliment the refreshed image.

On the inside, new interior decor welcomes passengers, exuding an elevated sense of quality. A classic monotone black interior colour scheme forms the base of the new interior, creating a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Modernised interior panel trim and trendy accent panels are offset against the durable seat fabric with stylised inserts.

The driver is treated to a new instrument cluster, adopting striking amber hued inserts, a silver outer bezel and white night-time illumination for greater visibility and user-friendliness. All models receive a new Eco indicator to provide feedback to the driver on economical driving – contributing to even better fuel economy.

The new Toyota Avanza is up for a new challenge. Picture: Supplied

The new Toyota Avanza is up for a new challenge. Picture: Supplied

A new, split third row seat allows passengers to independently adjust the back row seating, affording the user the freedom of multiple configurations. In addition, the third row seats also feature a tumble function to conveniently increase cargo space when so required. The adjustable second and third row seating of the Avanza make it possible for owners to configure the interior layout to suit their exact requirements, offering various combinations of passenger versus cargo space – a perfect companion for families and all their gear.

Contributing to an increased level of safety, the second seating row has been fitted with a centre headrest which uses a smart split design, allowing the seats to fold down individually. A three-point centre seatbelt is also on offer, providing greater occupant safety.

ISOFIX restraint points are featured, which are further complimented by a seatbelt warning system for driver and front passenger, as well as driver and passenger airbags – all standard throughout the range.

An anti-theft system with alarm and immobiliser completes the safety specification.