Daihatsu in Indonesia and Malaysia produced Toyota Avanza. It marketed by Toyota. It was sold under the labels of Daihatsu Xenia and Avanza. The name “Avanza” was derived from a Spanish word Avanza, which means “get moving,” and the Italian word “Avanzato,” means advance. The name Xenia is a Greek word that means guest-friendship.
Moreover, the Avanza is sold in Thailand, Singapore, Pakistan, the middle east. Mexico, South America, and many other countries, including Egypt, South Africa, etc. One million Avanza/Xenia units were sold in October 2011. In December 2018, the Avanza was sold 1.7 million units and Xenia up to 2.75 million units. All-new Toyota Avanza 2020 is here with some outstanding upgrades and changes from the company along with the facelift.
The exterior design of Toyota Innova Diesel has been upgraded this year with some fascinating looks. There are no overall changes in the shape of the outer body. Toyota Avanza’s exterior design is not impressive.
The cabin design of Avanza may not win your hearts. But the use of hard plastics is intended to please your wallet. The seats are covered in fabric, too, but the test unit was covered with seat covers. The storage area around the cabin is usable and makes an excellent interior. Door pockets are also massive. The 1.3 E does not have any audio unit. The 1.3 G has a sound system with radio, CD, and MP3 player. In E and G trims, interior color has changed to brown, and Veloz turned into black.
Avanza is the extent of space inside the car. Eight people can comfortably seat up, but six people would be more comfortable in journey multi-link setup on the back and coils on all fours. As expected, the Innova’s ride is bouncy; however, it is better than its midsize SUV counterpart. The driver will feel the vibration from the engine bay behind the steering wheel. Toyota should have been wrapped the elbow rests on the doors with better cushioning. Air-condition is great.
Avanza isn’t great when it comes to tech offerings. Innova doesn’t have door locks with speed sensing, wipers, reverse camera, and automatic headlights. It has audio control and power windows, two sockets, and also a Bluetooth feature.
Safety is an essential trait of all Toyota vehicles. The famous old Avanza has much safer options than its older models. Apart from airbags of the driver and passenger seats, there is an addition of traffic warning along with digital video recording for the front-facing camera. Blind Spot Monitoring was also added to save you from any accidents while reversing. It has side and curtain airbags, and hill assists control, brake assist, and stability control. Toyota Avanza 2020 is equipped with more safety features than its predecessor. New things include the Traffic Warning. Front-facing Digital Video Recorders, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Around View Monitors. In addition, Avanza 2020 is also equipped with Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, rear parking sensor with reverse camera, and ISOFIX anchor point.
As predictable from gasoline, the Avanza registered impressive fuel budget statistics even with its relatively heavyweight. With two people on board, we were able to get 18.7 km/L though at an average speed of 90 km/h on the highway.
In the town, the Avanza returned 8.2 km/L after an hour with traffic. On better days, it completed in 12.7 km/L at an average speed of 60 km/h.
Driving & Handling
Avanza’s hood resides most commonly 1.3 gasoline engine, the same as one found in the Corolla. Avanza got good feedback, handling wise. It has a perfectly weighted steering wheel, which is easy to use.
Toyota Avanza is not that elegant or sportier than any other MPV offered by the company. Nevertheless, the MPV has upgraded a lot after seconding face-lifting. You can read more about different reviews at OtoHome.