The Avanza is a new model developed to expand the MPV sector, performed by Toyota.
This car is designed for those who are still thinking what to prefer: a sedan or a SUV?
The Avanza includes advantages of both types, this fact is reflected in its name "Avanza" which means "advance".
Compact car body with five doors allows to pick up to seven passengers and there still will be enough place for load and baggage. The capacity of trunk is 470 liters. Easy driving both in city traffic and lack of roads makes the Avanza the ideal vehicle for families with children and their everyday and weekend driving.
The 2012 Avanza has absolutely different and brand new design than its predecessor launched six years ago. It looks much more expensive and slightly resembles a Volvo at first glance.
Another surprising innovation was the interior. It seems that Toyota made this generation of the Avanza more premium-looking than the first predecessor. The interior of the new Avanza performed in beige colors with grey dashes. Avanzaâ€™s interior combines such routine materials like plastics, textile and other bits, but tasteful and clever application of those materials earns more points than was expected, for example, from the budget MPV class.
The Avanza has 1.5 liter DOHC VVT-i gasoline engine and new ABS braking system. Engine produces enough power, though it is considered to be less powerful and has less torque at 102 horsepower and 136 newton meters. The 2012 Avanza is available with a five speed manual transmission or a four speed automatic transmission.
The Avanza comes with 2 DIN audio system, steering wheel audio controls, radio, CD and MP3 players, USB and Aux ports. There is a dual air conditioner system to provide plenty of cool air for everyone in the car. All models of second generation supplied with power windows, alarm, power mirrors and central locking.
Everything in this car is like what was expected to be, except for the fact that there is no 12V socket. It seems odd, especially if you have a lot of such devices as iPad and phone chargers or GPS navigation. Nevertheless, it is the only disadvantage of the 2012 Avanza in comparison with such advantages as comfort and functionality, space, exterior and interior design.