Toyota Avanza

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Not to be confused with Toyota Venza.
Toyota Avanza
Toyota Avanza (first generation) (front), Serdang.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Astra Daihatsu Motor (Indonesia)
Perodua Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd (Malaysia) (first generation)
FAW Jilin (China) (first generation) [1]
Also called Daihatsu Xenia
FAW Senya M80/S80 (China)[1][2][3]
Production 2003–present
Assembly Sunter, North Jakarta, Indonesia
Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines
Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia
Body and chassis
Class Mini MPV
Body style 5-door MPV
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine Gasoline:
1.0 L I3 VVT-i [4]
1.3 L I4 VVT-i
1.5 L I4 VVT-i
Transmission 5-speed manual
4-speed automatic

The Toyota Avanza is a mini MPV designed by Daihatsu. It is produced in Indonesia[5] 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.[6] 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.

As of October 2011, there have been 1 million Avanza-Xenia units sold, including 113,000 exported units.[7][8]

Engines[edit]

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)[edit]

First generation
Toyota Avanza (first generation, first facelift) (front), Serdang.jpg
Front view of the facelifted first generation Avanza with front bumper spoiler.
Overview
Production 2003-2011
Dimensions
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)
Rear view of the facelifted first generation Avanza with rear bumper spoiler.

Indonesia[edit]

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.[9] 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.[10]

Malaysia[edit]

In Malaysia, the Avanza is available in some models: 1.5 G, 1.5 S in automatic transmission, alongside 1.5 E and 1.3 E in both automatic and manual transmission.

Philippines[edit]

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 sometimes mistaken for a UV vehicle with a dedicated route, like how its ancestors (Tamaraw FX and Revo) were utilized.

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)[edit]

Second generation
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Side view of the second generation Avanza.
Overview
Production 2011-present
Dimensions
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)

Indonesia[edit]

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; with G and Veloz model have a Luxury variant.

Exterior
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. Veloz has a different wheels and spoiler as a standard. Body-kit enhancements on the exterior available on Luxury models
Interior
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, TRD Sportivo and Luxury have 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.

Malaysia[edit]

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).

Exterior
The 1.3 E and 1.5 E does not have fog lamps. The 1.5 G and 1.5 S have fog lamps.
Interior
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.

Philippines[edit]

The second generation Avanza with increased dimensions had launched in the Philippines in January 13, 2012.[11] The second generation Avanza's design gives it a more upscale, high-tech look than that of its plebeian-looking predecessor.[12]

Singapore[edit]

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.

Safety[edit]

ASEAN NCAP test results for a RHD, 5-door MPV on a 2013 registration:[13]

Test Score
Adult occupant protection: 4/4 stars
Child occupant protection: 38%

Daihatsu Xenia[edit]

Daihatsu Xenia
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Daihatsu Xenia 1.0 D.
Overview
Production 2003-present
Dimensions
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)
2008 Daihatsu Xenia Li in Indonesia.

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.[4]

In China, Daihatsu together with FAW launched the first generation Xenia as the FAW-Jilin Senya S80 SUV on June 21, 2007. Production in China is carried out at FAW Jilin Auto until 2010.[14]

Currently, the Xenia is sold in Indonesia only.

Second generation[edit]

Alongside with Toyota Avanza, Daihatsu also launched the Xenia. The design of this car is still the same as the Avanza, but Xenia doesn't have 1.5 L variant and Luxury model, with affordable prices

Models[edit]

The Daihatsu Xenia is available in 4 different trim levels: D, M, X, R. Xenia D, M, and X came with 5-speed manual gearbox, whilst Xenia R have either 5-speed gearbox (R M/T) or 4-Speed Automatic (R A/T). For only the M, X and R model, there are sub-classes consists Family, Deluxe, Sporty and Attivo; differs by the exterior kits (such as body-kit, parking camera and so on) and sound-system (additional double-din DVD player with LCD screen and satnav)

Engine[edit]

Xenia D and M have 1.0L EJ-VE 3 cylinder DOHC engine producing 63 PS (46 kW; 62 bhp) and 9.2 kg·m (90 N·m) of torque, whilst Xenia X and R have a 1.3L K3-VE 4 cylinder DOHC engine producing 92 PS (68 kW; 91 bhp) and 11.9 kg·m (117 N·m) of torque. Both engines are equipped with Toyota's standard electronic fuel injection with Variable Valve Timing with Inteligence system (VVT-i).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tycho" (2010-05-05). "Beijing Auto Show 2010: FAW-Jilin Senya S80 SUV". TheTycho.com. Retrieved 2010-07-07. 
  2. ^ 于声远 (Yu Sheng-Yuan) (2009-09-03). "售价5.49–7.79万元 一汽森雅M80上市". Autohome.com.cn. Retrieved 2010-03-30. (Chinese)
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  6. ^ "Daihatsu 2010 Annual report". Daihatsu Motor Co. 
  7. ^ "Toyota Avanza to released in Indonesia with dual SRS Airbags". PT Astra International Toyota - Auto2000. July 7, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Xenia-Avanza Generasi Kedua Siap Ulang Sukses". November 7, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Daihatsu Xenia VVT-i, More Elegant, More Luxury, and More Powerful". Daihatsu.com. 2006-07-12. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  10. ^ "Toyota Avanza Veloz Indonesia". Auto2000. 2008-08-11. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  11. ^ "Toyota Motors Philippines – avanza". Toyota.com.ph. 2012-01-13. 
  12. ^ "Toyota launches all-new Avanza". TopGear Philippines. 2012-01-13. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  13. ^ "Toyota Avanza". ASEAN NCAP. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  14. ^ "New Models from the 2010 Guangzhou Auto Show (4): FAW Xenia (Senya) S80". ChinaAutoWeb.com. 

External links[edit]

A Toyota Avanza used as a Cape Town Taxi Cab in South Africa


Official sites