Toyota Avanza Gets A Facelift
The Toyota Avanza has been a hit in South Africa since the arrival of the first-generation in 2010. Nearly a decade later and it’s still one of their top-sellers with an average monthly volume of 440 units being sold across the country. It looks like Toyota wants that number to increase following the reveal of the facelifted Avanza TX range.
The MPV has managed to appeal to both private and business users across South Africa thanks to its practical 7-seat layout, affordable prices, high ground clearance and general mechanical simplicity which is easy to maintain. The 2019 flagship TX range builds on these strengths through the addition of a few aesthetic and quality improvements that aim to address existing customer demands.
The range-topping Toyota Avanza 1.5 TX is powered by a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol motor, developing 77kW of power and 136Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox which sends drive to the rear wheels. The facelift has been introduced to distinguish the top-of-the-range model from the rest of the Avanza line-up, while the Avanza S and SX range remain unchanged.
The exterior receives heavily revised front and rear bumpers. Up front you’ll find a set of new, split-level LED headlights as well as sporty vertical air intakes with integrated fog lamps. A body coloured accent strip divides the headlights while separating the chrome upper lip from the black radiator grille. The side profile reveals sharper side mirrors, a shark fin antenna and 15-inch alloy wheels. The rear gets a new boot spoiler, new tail lights with a clear section and a chrome strip accent. There is also a new Fervent Blue colour that joins Tusk white, Quicksilver metallic, Graphite Grey and Gold Leaf metallic in the Toyota Avanza TX colour palette.
The facelift Toyota Avanza TX is available now from R307,500 and is sold with a 4-services/60 000 km service plan (12-months/15 000 km intervals). A 3-years/100 000 km Warranty is also included.