What you’re seeing here are leaked photos of the next-generation 2022 Toyota Avanza. This comes at a time when Honda has just unveiled the all-new BR-V, which also transformed into a significantly more high-tech and modern entry-level MPV.
These photos come courtesy of AutoNetMagz, and based on their photos, we definitely like what we’re seeing.
Gone is the Avanza’s frumpy looks, in its place is an MPV that looks far sleeker and more muscular than the model it replaces. Upfront, we can see a hexagonal mesh grille that’s flanked by what we think are LED headlights. A chrome strip runs above it and the grille, giving it a classier look. The angular front end seems to be inspired by the RAV4, which is not exactly a bad thing to begin with.
Moving towards the side, and the Avanza now has a lower, slender profile compared to its predecessor. The design of the D-pillar and rear quarter window gives an illusion that its roofline is steeply raked, and it bodes well with the MPV’s sleeker character. Unlike the previous model with its unsightly wheel gaps, this new Avanza’s 17-inch wheels fill the wheel wells much nicer. This could also confirm rumors that the Avanza is moving towards a unibody platform instead of a more rudimentary body-on-frame chassis.
As for its read end, the next-generation 2022 Toyota Avanza in Veloz trim gets LED taillights with a strip connecting the two taillights, though we’re not sure if this part actually lights up.
If you also look carefully around the all-new Avanza, we can confirm a few things. First is the presence of rear disc brakes, which should definitely improve its braking performance. And then lastly, if you look closely at the windshield and grille, there’s a forward-facing camera and a two-dimensional Toyota emblem, which confirms the presence of a radar. This means that Toyota Safety Sense will be equipped in higher-end Avanza variants.
Just like the exterior, the interior is a significant step up compared to the previous model. There’s even a two-tone color scheme just like in the Rush. From the photos, we can see that the all-new Avanza gets some niceties such as an electronic parking brake, floating center touch screen, ambient LED lighting, push-button start, and synthetic leather interior.
With rumors suggesting the Avanza’s move towards a unibody platform, the most likely candidate for this would be the DNGA (Daihatsu New Global Architecture) that’s designed for Daihatsus or Toyotas for emerging markets. This could mean that the next-generation Avanza could be powered by a 1.3-liter inline-3 turbo gasoline engine producing 98 hp and 140 Nm of torque. Again, nothing is confirmed at this point, so do not take our word yet.
Thanks to these photos surfacing over the internet, the launch of the next-generation 2022 Toyota Avanza is going to happen sooner rather than later.