Avanza gets more leg and knee-room
THE Toyota Avanza has come a long way since its initial introduction as a comfortable and affordable multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) that moved many people from one place to another. True to its name (Avanza is derived from an Italian word “avanzata”, which means advance), the Avanza has — over the years — evolved into a more sophisticated MPV that boasts a lot of passenger carlike qualities.
Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is proud to announce the addition of Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) — including Brake Assist System and Traction Control — as a standard safety feature on all Avanza models. ABS is standard across the range.
The latest safety enhancements come exactly a year after the addition of Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), three-point centre seatbelt, driver and passenger airbags, Isofix restraint points and centre headrests for the second seating row.
“The current generation Avanza has been remodelled continuously, with a variety of improvements in style and capabilities, since its launch in 2012. While it has become smarter on the inside, its exterior looks have not been neglected. The Avanza is definitely more refined, but it’s still the multi-faceted and multifunctional MPV that our customers fell in love with a decade ago,” said Kerry Roodt, general manager of marketing communications at Toyota South Africa Motors.
The Avanza features a lowered instrument panel which has improved driver visibility, and a centrally located cluster.
Occupant luggage space was also addressed and all three rows have ample legroom and knee-room. The extra space was created by adjusting the shape and placement of the seatbacks and door trim.
Despite these improvements, the Avanza has always maintained its status as a value-for-money proposition.
The peace of mind that comes with owning any model in the Toyota range cannot be understated.
The Avanza came second in this year’s Kinsey Report, which is produced by Pinetown-based veteran journalist Malcolm Kinsey to provide motorists with real market costs to service, maintain and repair a vehicle based on prices quoted by parts retailers in the KZN area. Avanza 1.3 S 5MT: R219 100 Avanza 1.3 SX 5MT: R235 900 Avanza 1.5 SX 5MT: R243 100 Avanza 1.5 SX 4AT: R261 600 Avanza 1.5 TX 5MT: R277 100 Avanza 1.3 S Panel Van 5MT R224 400
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