2019 Toyota Avanza facelift features several exterior updates inspired from the Vellfire; powered by the same 1.5-litre engine
The facelifted Toyota Avanza has reached showrooms in Malaysia and it has been priced at RM80,888 (Rs. 13.57 lakh) for the 1.5 E variant and it goes all the way up to RM83,888 (Rs. 14.08 lakh) for 1.5 S and RM87,888 (Rs. 14.75 lakh) for 1.5 S+ models (on-road prices without insurance). It is on display at the UMW Toyota showroom in Seksyen in 1.5E and 1.5S guises.
As for the exterior, the 2019 Toyota Avanza comes with an updated front end comprising of the newly designed bumper, split headlamp setup inspired by Vellfire, new larger air intake and refreshed fog lamps. At the back, the tail lamps have been redesigned with a chromed out trim and a new reflector has been added to the 1.5S trims.
As standard, the MPV gets bi LED headlamps, shark fin antenna and a roof-mounted spoiler. On the inside, the basic layout remains the same while the centre console has some minor updates. The new Avanza rides on 15-inch alloy wheels across the range with the 1.5S variants getting dual-tone touches.
The entry-level comes with electrically retractable ORVMs as well. Moving up the range the Avanza offers better equipment. A two-din audio, six speakers on all but base variant, urethane standard steering wheel, USB charging ports, fabric seats, multi-info display in the instrument cluster are other main features in the facelifted Avanza.
The safety feature list consists of ABS, ISOFIX child seat mounts, dual front airbags, blind spot monitoring system, rear cross traffic alert, EBD, etc. It derives power from a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine developing 103 hp and 136 Nm and is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission.
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