Toyota Avanza is an upcoming model of Toyota in Indian market. It will be a mini-Innova from Toyota for Indian customers, the shape of the car looks like MUV and SUV too. Recently Toyota has launched Etios, now Toyota is planning to launch Avanza in the upcoming year (early 2011). It was first sold in Thailand and got good responses from customers. It will be smaller than the Innova. It is expected to be 20-25% cheaper than its bigger sibling.
The Company has unveiled petrol version of Avanza but there are rumors that it is also planning to launch diesel version. It will be a third vehicle to its IMV (Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicle) line-up in the country after Innova and Fortuner.
Exterior – it comes with stylish exterior design. The curves and sharp line on its body adds beauty for the car. Head and fog lamps look sporty. It looks very similar to Toyota Innova from front side. It comes with six spoke 15 inch alloy wheels. The 180mm of ground clearance will make you comfort even in bumpy roads. The smartly designed indicators and body colored bumpers looks elegant. Overall the exterior of it is cleverly designed to meet up typical Indian taste.
Interior – It will come with 5 and 7 door options. It will be a five or seven seater. It is anticipated to give enormous space for driver and occupants. The dashboard of this SUV is will be covered with instrumental panel. The two tone beige with quality seats is also expected in this SUV. You will not get audio control option on the four spoke steering. The luggage box gives sufficient room to carry your luggage. The other interior features like rear door lock, power windows, manual seat adjusting, air conditioner, manual viper control system with timer and electronic adjustable rear view mirrors is guessed to be excellent. Overall it will suit for families and business people.
Engine – It will be powered by 1495cc petrol engine. It will have a capacity to produce topmost power of 107 Bhp at 6000 rpm and utmost torque 141 Nm at 4400 rpm. It will be equipped with 4 cylinders, DHOC, 16 valves, VVTi with 5 speed transmission. It is give enormous power for the SUV. Handling this SUV will be easy.
Safety – It will be loaded with modern safety features like ABS with EBD, Air bags, Seat belts for all passengers, side bar protection, crash body safety, Thief Deterrent system etc. The price tag has not yet revealed but it is expected in between 5-8 lakhs in Indian market. It will give an overall mileage of 14 kilometers per liter.