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Toyota Switches to Front-Wheel Drive, Adds More Space and Versatility to the Family-Oriented All-New Avanza

On March 7, 2022 in a face-to-face event at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) with select members of the Philippine motoring press, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) officially launched the all-new Toyota Avanza. TMP is marketing their popular, practical and reliable compact multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) as fit for the fam, guaranteed to bring the joy of driving and more happiness on the road.”

During his speech, TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto stated, “The Philippines loves commercial vehicles or CVs. Through the years, MPVs have served as a practical choice for the day-to-day needs of Filipino families. At Toyota, we love giving our customers choices! That is why, we are reintroducing our reliable, tried-and-tested model in the compact MPV segment. I am sure this full model change of this well-loved family car will bring more happiness for all.”

First generation Avanza (F600) was launched in 2006.

Second generation Avanza (F650) was introduced in 2012

Third generation all-new Avanza (W100)

First introduced in the Philippines in 2006, the Toyota Avanza has become an image of versatility and reliability perfectly suited for the Filipinos’ mobility needs. Developed as a spacious vehicle that can seat seven people with room to spare for items and luggage, the Avanza has been the choice for numerous customers for its capability as a trustworthy road companion. This Toyota MPV even became the darling of taxi cab companies for its fuel efficiency, spaciousness and dependability.

A video presentation during the launch activities showed the new features of the all-new Avanza. Chief Engineer Eiji Fujibayashi explained how the switch from a rear-wheel drive (RWD) platform to front-wheel drive (FWD) opened up more room to make the interior more spacious while improving overall efficiency, agility, and curb appeal. Besides better features and a striking modern design, Fujibayashi proudly announced that the reinvention made the Avanza more fun to drive.

The all-new 2022 Toyota Avanza gets an updated modern exterior featuring a sleek and active design, split-type LED headlamps and 16-inch alloy wheels (for the G variant). Additional convenience has been engineered with the push button start/stop system and a 4.2-inch TFT multi-information display for the G variant, and auto-fold side mirrors for both G and E variants. Better fuel efficiency and improved driving experience is guaranteed with the 1.3-liter and 1.5-liter engines, FWD platform, and CVT transmission.

The interior 0f the all-new Avanza boasts of new two-tone seat material, flexible 7-seating adjustments, an innovative Long Sofa Mode feature for a relaxed limousine-like ride, and ample luggage space even with all seats occupied. Controls are within reach and entertainment is guaranteed for the journey with the 8-inch Audio Display that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity for the G and E variants, and strategically-placed USB ports that can be used to recharge the tech gadgets of family members travelling in it.

Safety features for the G and E variants include a reverse camera and back sensor while the top-of-the-line 1.5 G CVT variant offers safer driving maneuvers in traffic and easier parking with Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Camera Traffic Alert and an even higher level of safety with Vehicle Stability Control and six SRS airbags. Available in four variants that were developed to cater to specific needs, the all-new Avanza in now available in all Toyota dealerships across the country with the following colors and suggested retail prices (SRP):

1.5 G CVT 1,039,000 Greenish Gun Metal Mica Metallic

Silver Metallic 4

Black Metallic 1

Dark Red Mica Metallic

1.3 E CVT 984,000
1.3 E MT 928,000
1.3 J MT 813,000 Silver Metallic 4

Black Metallic 1


Toyota invites everyone to make new memories with your fam and be one of the more than 116,000 happy Toyota Avanza owners. Visit toyota.com.ph/avanza for more information or to inquire online or view it at any of the 72 Toyota dealerships nationwide. Download the myTOYOTA PH app for Android and iOS or contact Toyota Motor Philippines on Facebook and Instagram, Twitter (ToyotaMotorPH), and Viber (Toyota PH) for the latest on Toyota products, services, events, promos, and announcements.