Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has officially announced that the all-new Avanza will soon make its debut this March 7, while reservations will be open as soon as March 1. As expected, dealers are already stocking up on units to prepare for the Avanza’s arrival. This has led one reader named Rem Tiangco to spot the all-new 2022 Toyota Avanza on its way to dealers.
Based on what we’re seeing here, the Avanza that’s loaded on this truck is probably the mid-spec 1.3 E variant and is clearly not the 1.5 G or even the sporty Veloz trim. This is evident from its smaller 15-inch wheels, though LED taillights are offered as standard on all variants. This variant also does not come with LED headlamps and instead uses halogen bulbs for illuminations. These are specs based on the Indonesian-market Avanza, but the situation for the Philippine-market Avanza will most likely be similar. Toyota’s teaser photo did show an Avanza with LED illumination, so a G variant will definitely be offered, too.
We still have no clue on the 2022 Toyota Avanza’s interior specs, though we won’t be surprised if it does not stray too far from the Indonesian-spec model. Due to its shift to an FWD platform, interior packaging is better than ever. Toyota is introducing a feature called “Long Sofa Mode” which is basically the front seats being folded flat enough to meet the second-row seats, or the second-row seats having the ability to act as a footrest for the third-row occupants. Other features could include smart entry with push-button start, digital aircon controls, and a color multi-information dispaly.
The all-new 2022 Toyota Avanza will still be powered by the same 1.3- and 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engines as the previous rear-wheel drive (RWD) models. The 1.3-liter engine produces 90 hp and 121 Nm of torque, while the bigger 1.5-liter engine produces 106 hp and 137 Nm of torque. This drives the front wheels via a 5-speed manual or a new CVT.
Continue to stay tuned to Go Flat Out PH to keep yourselves updated on the latest news about the Toyota Avanza, which is arguably one of the most anticipated car launches this year.