Toyota Motor Corporation has an awe-inspiring fleet of vehicles in their stable. One of their most rugged multi purpose vehicle series is Toyota Avanza, which is a judicious mix of sheer comfort and a performance packed engine. It comes with a seating option of five or seven passengers for the buyers to select from. The company is offering it with a standard warranty of two years or 50000 Kilometers, whichever is earlier. At the same time, the owners can extend this warranty period for one or two years at an additional cost paid to authorized dealer. This MPV is available in two petrol engines, which are a 1.5-litre and a 1.3-litre mill. Both these engines are mated with five speed manual and four speed automatic transmission gear box, depending on their variants. The braking and suspension mechanism are quite proficient, which keeps it well balanced on any road conditions. The company has given this vehicle a robust external appearance with an intimidating front facade and a masculine side profile. The list of features includes a bold radiator grille with single chrome slat, body colored bumpers, electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors and several other aspects, which makes it look captivating. On the other hand, it has a spacious internal cabin with a lot of comfort and utility based aspects. It gets several innovative features including multi-information display that is incorporated with a combimeter with illumination control along with several other notifications. The GOA (Global Outstanding Assessment) body structure includes impact protection beams and crumple zones, which safeguards the occupants inside in case of any collision.
Both petrol engines are integrated with an electronic fuel injection supply system, which allows the vehicle to generate a decent fuel economy. It allows the vehicle to generate 16 Kmpl on the bigger roads and 12 Kmpl approximately in the city traffic conditions. At the same time, its 1.3-litre power plant can give out in the range of 11 to 13 Kmpl.
The 1495 cc petrol power plant can churn out a maximum power output of 102 hp at 6000 rpm in combination with a commanding torque of 136 Nm at just 4400 rpm. While another engine has the capacity of churning out a peak power and torque output of 90 hp at 6000 rpm and 117 Nm at 4400 rpm respectively.
With the help of a four speed automatic transmission gear box this motor enables the MPV to attain a top speed of 147 Kmph and it can accelerate from zero to 100 Kmph in close to 12-14 seconds from a standstill. On the other hand, the engine, which is mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box has the ability of attaining a top speed in the range of 155 to 165 Kmph, while it takes about 15 seconds for crossing the speed barrier of 100 Kmph from a standstill.
The company has designed this stylish sports utility vehicle, Toyota Avanza with an aggressive body structure that gives it a captivating look on roads. To start with the side profile, it has body colored door handles and external rear view mirrors, which are electrically adjustable and integrated with side turn blinkers. The flared up wheel arches are fitted with a set of steel or alloy wheels, depending on the variants. These rims are covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres that ensures a superior grip on any road conditions. Then the black colored styling tape on the B-Pillar adds to the classiness of this utility vehicle. Coming to its front profile, it is designed with a slanting bonnet that has a couple of visible lines. The muscular radiator grille is fitted with a single chrome slat and is embedded with a prominent company logo in the center. This grille is flanked by a well designed headlight cluster that is incorporated with high intensity multi reflector halogen lamps and side turn indicator. Just below this, it has a body colored bumper, which is accompanied by cladding. It houses a wide air intake section for cooling the powerful engine quickly. The air dam of top end variant is surrounded by a couple of bright fog lamps as well. The rear end comes with an expressive boot lid with chrome strip and variant badging. Its has a sporty rear spoiler, which is embedded with a high mounted stop lamp. The windshield has a defogger along with a wash and wipe function.
The company has designed this multi-purpose vehicle with a minimum ground clearance of 180mm that is rather good for off-roading. Its total length is about 4140mm along with a decent height of 1695mm. Its total width is about 1660mm, which includes both external rear view mirrors. The large wheelbase of this vehicle measures about 2655mm that offers a spacious cabin inside. Its steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 4.7 meters.
The interiors of this Toyota Avanza model series are quite decent with a dual tone dashboard that is equipped with a few features like an advanced instrument cluster, 4-spoke steering wheel, AC vents and a large glove box. The company has incorporated its cabin with well cushioned seats that provides ample leg space for all passengers. These seats are covered with premium fabric upholstery and are integrated with adjustable head restraints. The 2nd and 3rd row seats have sliding and reclining function, which helps in increasing the boot volume. Its driver seat comes with power adjustable function and it also has proper lumbar support. The molded and fabric inserted door trims, silver accentuated door handles and parking lever gives the cabin a classy appearance. Its advanced instrument cluster houses a digital tripmeter, tachometer, door ajar and driver seat belt warning notifications, speedometer, low fuel warning light and so on.
The company has bestowed this vehicle with a number of sophisticated features, which gives the occupants a pleasurable driving experience. It has an advanced 2-DIN audio system, which is equipped with various input options for creating a pleasant ambiance in the cabin. It is bestowed with a manual HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioner) unit, which has rear AC vents for cooling the entire cabin quickly. The top end variant has a multi-functional steering wheel, which is mounted with audio and call control buttons for convenience of its driver. For charging mobiles and other electronic devices the company has given it a couple of 12V power socket in front and middle row. In addition to these, it is equipped with hydraulic power steering with tilt adjustable function, follow me home headlamps, puddle lamps on front doors, cargo area light, illuminated ignition key slot and all four power windows with window winding switches.
The roomy internal cabin of this MPV is perfect for accommodating seven or five passengers, depending on the variants. Its fuel tank capacity is about 45 litres, which is reasonably good for this class. It has a spacious boot compartment, which can be increased by folding its rear seat.
The 1.5-litre petrol engine comes with a displacement capacity of 1495cc. It is integrated with four cylinders and sixteen valves using double overhead camshaft based valve configuration. It has the ability of producing a maximum power output of 102hp at 6000rpm in combination with a torque of 136Nm at 4000rpm. On the other hand, the 1.3-litre power plant can displace 1298cc. This mill has the ability of generating a peak power of 90hp at 6000rpm in combination with a torque output of 117Nm at just 4400rpm. Both these engines are mated with a four-speed automatic and five speed manual transmission gear box, which sends the engine power to its front wheels.
The manufacturer has bestowed this Toyota Avanza model series with an advanced 2-DIN audio unit that features a CD/MP3 player, radio with AM/FM tuner, USB interface, Aux-in port along with six speakers that offers better sound experience. It also has a roof mounted antenna for better reception of FM radio. The controls of this audio unit are mounted on the leather-wrapped steering wheel, which makes it quite convenient for the driver. At the same time, it can be decorated with a number of accessories like navigation system, touchscreen display, rear parking sensors, leather seats, floor mats, body graphics, alloy wheels, spoiler, roof rails and many other such aspects.
The neatly crafted wheel arches of its entry level variant are are fitted with a set of 14-inch steel wheels, which have full wheel covers. These rims are further covered with 185/70 R14 sized tubeless radial tyres. While the other trims are equipped with a classy set of 15 inch alloy wheels, which are fitted with 185/65 R15 sized radial tyres that provides a superior grip on any road conditions.
The car manufacturer has given this multi purpose vehicle an efficient braking as well as reliable suspension mechanism that gives a trouble free and comfortable driving experience. Its front wheels are fitted with a set of ventilated disc brakes, while rear gets a set of drum brakes. This mechanism is augmented by anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution. The front axle is assembled with a McPherson strut with coil spring and stabilizer bar and its rear axle is equipped with 4-link with lateral control rod. At the same time, it is incorporated with hydraulic power assisted steering system that has tilt adjustment function and makes it easy to handle.
The list of essential safety features includes dual airbags for driver and front co-passenger, anti-lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution, engine immobilizer, a high mounted stop lamp, vehicle stability control, shift lock system and front fog lamps.
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