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|Manufacturer||Astra Daihatsu Motor (Indonesia)
Perodua Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd (Malaysia) (first generation)
FAW Jilin (China) (first generation) 
|Also called||Daihatsu Xenia
FAW Senya M80/S80 (China)
|Assembly||Sunter, North Jakarta, Indonesia
Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door MPV|
|Layout||Front engine, rear-wheel drive|
1.0 L I3 VVT-i 
1.3 L I4 VVT-i
1.5 L I4 VVT-i
The Toyota Avanza is a mini MPV designed by Daihatsu. It is produced in Indonesia and also contract assembled in Malaysia (under Perodua) for the first generation. Daihatsu designed and manufactures the vehicle, which is then sold by both Daihatsu and Toyota under Xenia and Avanza name plate respectively. Daihatsu supplies the vehicle to Toyota under a consigned production and OEM manufacturing agreement. The car was launched at the Gaikindo Auto Expo in 2003 and sold over 100,000 units that year. The name "Avanza" was taken from the Italian word avanzato, which means "advance".
The Avanza is a new model developed as an entry-level MPV. Its spiritual predecessor was the Kijang, whose model program has since been split to two different models (the other being the larger, more expensive Kijang Innova) to expand Toyota's reach in the MPV sector. The Avanza has similar to the Kijang's rural road-capable, rear-wheel drive, body-on-frame design.
In addition to Indonesia and Malaysia, the Avanza is sold in Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Mexico, Peru, Egypt, and various other African countries. A rebadged version of the car is sold in China under the FAW badge until 2010.
- 1 Engines
- 2 First generation (2003–2011)
- 3 Second generation (2011–present)
- 4 Daihatsu Xenia
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Introduced in December 2003, the Avanza is a five-door MPV with a front engine, rear-wheel drive layout. It features a 1.3 L K3-VE gasoline inline-four engine with a maximum output of 92 PS (68 kW; 91 hp) at 6,000 rpm, and a 1.5 L SZ-VE gasoline engine that produces 109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp) at 6,000 rpm.
First generation (2003–2011)
Front view of the facelifted first generation Avanza with front bumper spoiler.
|Wheelbase||2,655 mm (104.5 in)|
|Length||4,120 mm (162.2 in)|
|Width||1,630 mm (64.2 in)|
|Height||1,695 mm (66.7 in)|
When the Avanza was launched in Indonesia, booking when up to six months and was available in two different models: 1.3 E and 1.3 G. The Avanza later became known as one of the best selling cars in Indonesia.
The Avanza was restyled near the end of the third quarter of 2006 with a new grille, new bumpers, new interior, and new front and rear lamps. The 2006 Avanza 1.5 S also has a new engine, a 1.5 L 16-valve DOHC VVT-i gasoline engine (similar to the Rush SUV) along with the new anti-lock braking system. The 1.3 E and 1.3 G models given a new 1.3 L 16-valve DOHC VVT-i gasoline engine.
In the Philippines, the Avanza has been offered since 2006 with 2 trim levels: J line with a 1.3 L engine, having no power windows and locks, and only available with a manual transmission, while the G line has a 1.5 L engine, and available with a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed automatic transmission respectively. In 2008, the J line was made available without the third row seat. This particular line is popularly used as metered taxicabs in the Philippines; although it is often mistaken as an end-to-end passenger vehicle, like its ancestors (Tamaraw FX and Revo).
The Avanza was updated in 2008 with a new ceiling with grooves to improve airflow to the rear and a new interior colour scheme.
The Avanza has folding seats in the back, forming a third row of seats.
Second generation (2011–present)
Side view of the second generation Avanza.
|Wheelbase||2,655 mm (104.5 in)|
|Length||4,140 mm (163.0 in)|
|Width||1,660 mm (65.4 in)|
|Height||1,695 mm (66.7 in)|
The second generation Avanza is featured with increased dimensions and a more passenger car like design and has launched on November 7, 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The second generation Avanza is available in E, G, and Veloz trim line. For Daihatsu, the Xenia is identical to the Avanza, but it is cheaper.
- The 1.3 E does not have fog lamps, in contrast with its 1.3 G, 1.5 G and Veloz variants. The 1.5 L version of the Avanza in Indonesia (1.5 G and Veloz) has an outer mirror with turning signal lamp.
- The 1.3 E does not have an audio unit, the 1.3 G has a 1 DIN audio system with radio, CD, and MP3 player. The 1.5 G has a 2 DIN audio system with radio, CD, and MP3 player. The Veloz has the same audio unit with 1.5 G, but with additional steering switches, USB and AUX input. All models has multi information display and a tilt steering system. On May 2013, Toyota added dual SRS airbags to increase the safety features in all the Avanza lineups.
The models that available in Malaysia are 1.3 E, 1.5 E, 1.5 G, and 1.5 S (known in Indonesia as the Veloz).
- The 1.3 E and 1.5 E does not have fog lamps. The 1.5 G and 1.5 S have fog lamps.
- The 1.3 E has a 1 DIN audio system with radio, CD, and MP3 player. The 1.5 E has the same audio unit with 1.3 E, but with WMA, AUX and USB input, and iPod compatibility. For the 1.3 E steering wheel, it is a 3-spoke, urethane, and fixed steering wheel, while 1.5 E one is a 3-spoke, urethane, and tilting steering wheel. The 1.5 G and 1.5 S has the same steering wheel with 1.5 E, but with steering switch, and silver ornament.
The second generation Avanza with increased dimensions had launched in the Philippines in January 13, 2012. The second generation Avanza's design gives it a more upscale, high-tech look than that of its plebeian-looking predecessor.
The second generation Avanza is available in Singapore since December 2013. Only the 1.5 L version is available with a 4-speed automatic transmission.
The Avanza's twin model is the Daihatsu Xenia that is powered by a 1.3 L engine similar to the Avanza's, and a three-cylinder 1.0 L engine with power and torque rating at 63 PS (46 kW; 62 hp) at 5,600 rpm and 92 N·m (68 lb·ft) at 3,600 rpm.
Currently, the Xenia is sold in Indonesia only.
The second generation Xenia was launched together with the new Avanza.
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