The Toyota Avanza has just been given a mid-cycle facelift that brings a bevy of visual enhancements and improved capabilities. This mini MPV is currently in its second generation that was first revealed in 2011. The model was originally designed by Daihatsu and sold across Asia under Xenia nameplate as well. While the 2016 model arrived with substantial upgrades, the 2017 Toyota Avanza is expected to offer only minor alterations. Nevertheless, this versatile MPV will once again be among the most appealing options in its class on various markets. The 2017 Toyota Avanza is likely to hit the showrooms in late 2016.
2017 Toyota Avanza Exterior Styling
The updated Avanza now features a revised front end that gives it a more sophisticated appearance. It includes a redesigned grille, bumper, while the headlights and fog lights have been reshaped. As a result, the Avanza now appears wider than before, adopting a much more refined look. Expect the refreshed model to offer a number of new exterior colors, including Black Metallic, Nebula Blue Metallic, Silver Mica Metallic, Gray Metallic, Beige Metallic and White. Moreover, the 2017 Toyota Avanza will be available with a new set of 15-inch alloy wheels.
2017 Toyota Avanza Interior Design and Features
Toyota’s designers have given a lot of attention to the interior as well. The cabin design now appears more elegant thanks to the new dark brown and gray colors. It also sports a revised instrument panel with rearranged gauges and more user-friendly controls. The new center console has been fitted with a touch-screen and an optional navigation system. As you’d expect from an MPV, the updated Avanza offers more cargo space thanks to the new third row of seats with 50:50 split capability. When it comes to safety systems, the 2017 Toyota Avanza will benefit from the recent overhaul. Some of the newly introduced features include an Anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution, as well as a Child Restraint system.
2017 Toyota Avanza Engine Specs
The 2017 Toyota Avanza will be offered with a choice of two four-cylinder engines. As for the 1.3-liter dual VVT-i unit, it generates 97 bhp and 120 Nm of torque. The more powerful engine option comes with the 1.5-liter inline-four with VVT-i delivering 105 bhp and 139 Nm.