Toyota's small MPV gets another round of safety updates after October 2015.
The Toyota Avanza has been updated in South Africa that will make the compact MPV a safer car right from the base configuration.
The South African-spec Toyota Avanza now comes with Vehicle Stability Control, Brake Assist and Traction Control standard. A year back, dual airbags (driver and front passenger), EBD, three-point centre seatbelt, ISOFIX restraint points and centre headrests for the second seating row were made standard with the introduction of the facelifted model. These features, along with ABS, continue to come standard.
In the South African market, the Toyota Avanza is available with the 1NR-VE 1.3-litre VVT-i four-cylinder engine that produces 71 kW (95.17 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 121 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm and the 2NR-VE 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine that develops 77 kW (103.22 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. Transmission choices include 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic.
The Toyota Avanza is available in five variants: 1.3 S, 1.3 SX, 1.5 SX, 1.5 SX AT and 1.5 TX. Vehicle features include 15-inch alloy wheels, electric power steering, electric front windows, Multi-Information Display cluster and four-speaker audio system with integrated steering wheel controls.
Five colour choices are available: Tusk White, Quicksilver Metallic, Gold Leaf Metallic, Cosmic Blue and Graphite Grey Metallic.