Scoop: All-new 2022 Toyota Avanza slated for Indonesian debut in November
Arvind · Sep 26, 2021 11:00 PM
The all-new 2022 Toyota Avanza could debut in Indonesia as early as November, finally replacing the second-generation model that has been on sale for 10 years.
According to Indonesian portal OtoDriver, the 2022 Toyota Avanza could be introduced at the upcoming 2021 Indonesia Autoshow (Gaikindo) which starts on 11-November 2021.
In addition to modern new design and additional safety features, the new Avanza will also crucially drop the current generation’s rear-wheel drive layout in favour of a more fuel-efficient front-wheel drive layout.
A new CVT automatic transmission will also replace the long-serving four-speed automatic that has been a mainstay of the Avanza model since its introduction in 2004. A five-speed manual transmission will remain on offer.
As for powertrains, it is expected that the current generation's 97 PS / 120 Nm1.3-litre 1NR-VE and 104 PS / 136 Nm1.5-litre 2NR-VE will be carried over.
We previously reported, that up to 17 variants could be offered across the Toyota Avanza, Veloz (higher specification trim line) and Daihatsu Xenia models. The highest variants of each model reportedly will be equipped exclusively with the CVT automatic and Advanced Driver Assistant Systems (ADAS).
Of course, besides being massively popular in Indonesia and having a well-earned reputation in Malaysia, the 2022 Avanza is also of particular interest as it serves as a precursor of the next-generation Perodua Alza.
Codenamed D26A, the all-new Toyota Avanza will be a twin model to the next-generation Perodua Alza, mirroring a similar arrangement like the Perodua Aruz and Toyota Rush.
Both the all-new Avanza and next-gen Alza will be based on the DNGA platform and thus largely share the same architecture in terms of the chassis, powertrains and safety systems.
Arvind can't remember a time when he didn't wheel around a HotWheels car. This love evolved into an interest in Tamiya and RC cars and finally the real deal 1:1 scale stuff. Passion finally lead to formal training in Mechanical Engineering. Instead of the bigger picture, he obsesses with the final drive ratio and spring rates of cars and spends the weekends wondering why a Perodua Myvi is so fast.