10 November 2011

Toyota Avanza 2012 - technical review

Toyota Indonesia revealed all the details of the all-new Toyota Avanza today, together with its sibling Daihatsu Xenia. The new Avanza is available in 1.3l in E and G version, in either 5 speed manual or 4 speed automatic transmission. The 1.5G meanwhile is available in manual transmission only. The range topper is called Avanza Veloz, which comes with 1.5l drivetrain paired to either manual or automatic gearbox. All the variants are differentiated by the accesories level.

The most basic model is 1.3E. This version is available in both manual and auto box. This version does away with fog lamps and build-in side indicator in side mirror. The garnishing on the bumper is deleted too. The interior is two-tone beige and dark grey theme. The instrument panel gets no audio systems at all.

1.3G Instrument Panel
Opting for G version will gets you a chrome hood garnish (body coloured on E version), foglamp with surrounding garnish and in case of 1.5G, a side-mirror repeater. The 1.3E and 1.3G are differentiated by inclusion of alarm system, rear roof spoiler, side moulding, rear reverse sensor, alloy wheel (covered steel wheel on E), 1 DIN audio system with 4 speakers and vanity mirror. Going an increased capacity in 1.5G trim will buy you, of course a 1.5 VVTi engine, integrated double DIN audio system with classier silver finishing and 15" alloy wheels. The cabin for both version is still two-tone as per 1.3E. Double blower is available even for the entry level E model.

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1.5G Instrument Panel
1.3G Front End Styling

1.5G Front End Styling

Rear end styling of G version

Beige and dark grey two-tone cabin for E and G versions

Accomodating boot with 3rd row in place

The highest in line is the Avanza Veloz, which gets a unique front and rear bumper design, side skirting, an all-dark grey interior with silver accents and the steering audio switches. The design of the hood garnish is different from the E and G version, where the chrome garnish is at the top of the grille instead of floating in the middle. ABS is included in the Veloz package too. This version is pitched as a sportier model with a pricetag to match.
Avanza Veloz Front End Styling

Avanza Veloz Rear End Styling

Avanza Veloz classier cabin color scheme with additional accessories

Avanza Veloz cabin configuration

Spacious Avanza Veloz cabin trimmed in dark grey fabric

Dimensionally, the 2012 Avanza/Xenia is 4,140mm long, 1,660mm wide and 1,695mm tall. Wheelbase is 2,665mm. This is 20mm longer, 15mm wider and the wheeltrack of 1,425/1,435mm (F/R) is 20mm wider than outgoing model. This is to enhance the stability of the MPV.

The technical specification for 2012 Avanza is as below:

Transmision: 5-speed manual/4-speed automatic
Steering: Rack & pinion with Electronic Power Steering (EPS)
Front Suspension: MacPherson Strut with Coil Spring
Rear Suspension: 4 link lateral rod with coil spring
Front Brake: Ventilated disc
Rear Brake: Drum
Tyre & Rim Size: 1.3 liter: 185/70 R14 1.5 liter: 185/65 R15

Type: i-4 cylinder, 16 V, DOHC, VVT-i
Fuel System: Electronic Fule Injection (EFI)
Fuel Capacity: 45 liter

1.3 liter detail
Code: K3-VE
Displacement: 1298 cc
Max Power: 92 PS@6000 rpm
Max Torque: 116Nm@4400 rpm

1.5 liter detail
Code: 3SZ-VE
Displacement: 1495 ccMax Power: 104 PS@6000 rpmMax Torque: 136Nm@4400 rpm

Color available:Silver Mica Metallic, Dark Steel Mica, Light Blue Metallic, Maroon Mica, Gray Mica, Champagne Metallic, White, Black Metallic

The price of the new Toyota Avanza in Indonesia is as below:
Avanza E 1.3 MT Rp.144.000.000
Avanza E 1.3 AT Rp.154.200.000

Avanza G 1.3 MT Rp.158.000.000
Avanza G 1.3 AT Rp.168.600.000
Avanza G 1.5 MT Rp.165.300.000
Avanza Veloz 1.5 MT Rp.170.700.000
Avanza Veloz 1.5 AT Rp.180.200.000