Toyota Avanza gets safety upgrades [with prices]
The current generation Avanza has had various upgrades and remodelling since it was launched in 2012. The latest upgrades to the range include the addition of Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) – including Brake Assist System and Traction Control – as a standard safety feature on all Avanza models.
These changes come in addition to the current safety features that include ABS (standard across the range), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), three-point centre seatbelt, driver and passenger airbags, ISOFIX restraint points and centre headrests for the second seating row.
Inside the MPV, the instrument panel has been lowered to improve driver visibility and to give the Avanza a more passenger car-like feel compared to its predecessor. Extra space was created by adjusting the shape and placement of the seatbacks and door trim.
The Avanza came second in this year’s Kinsey Report (The report is an independent reference on parts’ pricing and is intended to assist motorists seeking knowledge on the cost involved to service, maintain and repair a vehicle.)The Avanza has always performed strongly by either winning the category or finishing second.
The flagship TX Avanza range is equipped with sporty ‘switchblade’ 15 inch alloy wheels with chrome treatment on the front ‘brow’. It also comes with a rear mounted roof spoiler adds a stylish touch to the profile.
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