2019 Toyota Avanza facelift gets revealed before debut
Ahead of an official debut, several photos of the facelifted Toyota Avanza for the Indonesian market have made their way onto various social media platforms. The refreshed MPV appears to draw inspiration from its larger sibling, the Vellfire, as its exterior design so subtly suggests.
At the front, you’ll find a bolder face that is highlighted by an aggressive bumper with concaved sections for the fog lamps. Also present is a set of two-tier headlamps that are separated in the middle by body-coloured trim, similar to the Vellfire.
Between the clusters is a chrome piece, which is something you’ll spot on the pre-facelift model as well. A new grille with more prominent slats is also part of the makeover.
Meanwhile, the rear end has been tidied up thanks to new red reflectors that are slimmer in shape. These wrap around the centre chrome piece that leads into the revised vertical taillights. Further down, the additional reflectors have been reshaped and positioned near small “slits” in the corners of the rear bumper.
As before, the Avanza will be offered as standard or Veloz versions, with the latter sporting tweaked front and rear ends to project a sportier look.
Moving inside, the general layout of the dashboard is almost unchanged from before, although there are more upmarket features. For starters, there’s now buttons and a screen for the car’s air-conditioning system instead of two dials, keyless start, nicer materials and an improved head unit.
Based on the leaks, the new Avanza (sold in Indonesia) will be available with a 1.3 litre (96.5 PS/120 Nm) or 1.5 litre engine (104 PS/136 Nm), paired with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic.
In Indonesia, the Avanza is produced by Daihatsu and sold as the Xenia, which will also get the same visual updates.
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