All-new 2022 Toyota Avanza to share Ativa's engine, debuting in November 2021?

Sanjay · May 31, 2021 03:44 PM

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It's not only Malaysia that's dealing with aging MPVs - Indonesia is too, and the ten-year old Toyota Avanza (as well as donor car, the Daihatsu Xenia) are testaments to that.

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Indonesian-spec Avanza pictured

Little surprise then that rumours of an all-new Avanza have been rife. There's reports that the next-gen Avanza could appear as early as in November 2021, coming with major changes like a front-wheel drive layout (the current Avanza is rear-wheel drive), as well as possible hybrid variants.

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The Xenia - a literal spitting image

This is on top of other reports that peg the upcoming Avanza to use the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) platform too.

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Also read: Spied: Next-gen FWD Toyota Avanza spotted, basis for new Alza?

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Could the next-gen Avanza look like this? Render and inset by bagasatriakbar

Aside from the purported November reveal, OtoDriver's sources also say that the model could be exported to other markets beginning February 2022.

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Could this find its way to the Avanza? Perodua Ativa pictured

The question remains - what powertrain does it use? There's word that the next-gen Avanza will share the same 1.0-litre, turbocharged three cylinder mill with the Toyota Raize and Daihatsu Rocky, or the Perodua Ativa as we know it.

Also read: DNGA-based, next-gen 2022 Perodua Alza could launch at the end of this year

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The 1.5L NA mill in the Malaysian-spec Avanza. The last of its kind?

Yes, with only 98 PS / 140 Nm, it's a bit down on power compared to the currently-employed 1.5-litre, 103 PS / 136 Nm mill found in the current-gen Avanza. But it makes sense for other reasons: one, FWD means there's less parasitic power loss compared to RWD, and two, shared components mean lower engineering costs.

Also read: Indonesia may get a Toyota Avanza Hybrid soon, Malaysia sticking to 1.5 NA?

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Malaysian-spec Avanza pictured

On the other hand, there's also claims of the seven-seater coming with a 1.2-litre hybrid powertrain. Whether or not this system will adopt the Indonesian-market Raize's 1.2-litre mill (codenamed WA-VE) or the Toyota Calya's older 3NR-FE engine remains to be seen.

Also read: Rendered: All-new 2022 Toyota Avanza as a jacked up Corolla Altis, drops RWD

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