2022 Toyota Avanza minivan gets new design and improved safety tech
The 2022 Toyota Avanza comes with a redesigned exterior and a heavily updated interior with the inclusion of new features and technologies
Toyota unveiled the new generation Avanza MPV a few months ago in Indonesia and is ready to reach other Southeast Asian markets as it will soon be introduced in Thailand. The third-generation Avanza comes with a host of changes inside and out of its new avatar and it will likely come in a single-engine and transmission option there.
This could mean that the existing 1.3-liter four-cylinder with manual transmission combination found in Indonesia might not be offered in Thailand. The naturally aspirated 1.5-liter Dual VVT-i 2NR-VE four-cylinder engine is good enough to develop a maximum power of 106 hp at 6,000 rpm and 137 Nm of maximum torque at 4,200 rpm.
The powertrain is mated to a CVT automatic transmission. The new Toyota Avanza is based on the DNGA (Daihatsu New Global Architecture) platform because it has a lot in common with Perodua Ativa. Mechanically, the MPV now has unibody construction with a front-wheel drive setup and features MacPherson struts and torsion beam suspension.
As for the dimensions, the Toyota Avanza 2022 is definitely bigger and has an overall length of 4395mm, width of 1730mm and height of 1700mm with wheelbase length of 2750mm. Compared to the outgoing model, it is 205mm longer, 70mm wider and 7mm taller with a 95mm longer wheelbase contributing to a noticeable increase in interior space for occupants.
Along with the exterior and interior updates, the 2022 Toyota Avanza gets a significantly improved feature list. It includes a seven-inch digital instrument console, nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, wireless charging facility, 360-degree camera, parking brake technology electronics and automatic climate control.
Other highlights are six airbags, electronic stability control, cruise control, keyless entry, engine start/stop button and a suite of safety features from Toyota Safety Sense. It includes Autonomous Emergency Braking, Pedal Misapplication Control, Forward Departure Alert, Lane Keeping Assist, and more, as Toyota’s answer to modern MPV rivals is certainly appealing. .