Thursday, September 3, 2015

Toyota Motor Philippines Offers Smart Advantage with 2015 New Avanza (w/ Brochure)


The best-selling compact MPV in the country has received a fresh update for 2015 to keep it in touch with its recently launched competitors. Since its introduction to the Philippine market in 2006, the Avanza has already sold more than 50,000 units. And now, with this new revamp, Toyota Motor Philippines is confident that it’ll remain the preferred choice in its segment.

All in all, the 2015 Avanza sports a new engine that offers more power, improved fuel efficiency, and enhanced levels of NVH for a much more comfortable driving experience. The new Avanza remains available with two engine variants: 1.3-liter and 1.5-liter. The 1.3-liter K3-VE engine produces 90 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 117 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm while the 1.5-liter 3SZ-FE outs 102 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. Both of these engines are mated to either 5-speed manuals or 4-speed automatics.


Outside, it gets a refreshed front fascia with an expressive new grille, re-shaped headlights, and new designs for its alloy wheels (15-inches for the 1.5 and 14-inches for the 1.3). The rear doesn’t change as much and is limited to tweaked brake lamp clusters.

Inside is where the Avanza gets its biggest difference. For one, it feels more sophisticated with its new dark brown scheme (at least for the 1.5). Next, the instrument cluster has been updated with new graphics including a helpful eco indicator that guides the driver to maximize fuel efficiency. Furthermore, the infotainment system is now GPS navigation ready with inputs done through a 2-DIN audio system (except for 1.3J). Finally, it offers better flexibility with the addition of a 50/50 split-tumble third row.



Aside from these cosmetic and creature feature enhancements, the Avanza also gets reinforcements when it comes to safety. Dual SRS airbags are now standard across the line-up as are ISOFIX child seat anchors. The 1.5-liter model gets the added security of anti-lock brakes with EBD.

The 2015 Toyota Avanza is offered with a refreshed color line-up, the availability of which depends on the exact variant: Nebula Blue Metallic, Black Metallic, Grey Metallic, Silver Mica Metallic, Beige Metallic, and White.

Prices of the Avanza are as follows:
  • 1.3J M/T: P 667,000
  • 1.3E M/T: P 756,000
  • 1.3E A/T: P 797,000
  • 1.5G M/T: P 869,000
  • 1.5G A/T:  P 910,000

75 comments:

  1. Are you sure the brochure posted is right especially the engine? I thought they are now equipped with Dual VVTi engines?

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    1. I figured that the brochure is the correct one. The official PR they gave said Dual VVT-i which I'm not sure of. Hence why I removed in the story. The brochure doesn't even indicate Dual VVT-i.

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    2. Engine bay of the display unit says dual vvti.

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    3. How is it spelled? DVVTi or Dual VVT-i?

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    4. based on some pics in FB from some local Toyota dealers, it's Dual VVT-i

      here is one I saw on FB:

      https://www.facebook.com/mvicta4/posts/962206400487692

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    5. Well, you can't get any clearer than that. It is indeed Dual VVT-i.

      The brochure though came straight from Toyota as well.

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    6. hi guys...I just did the physical recently and the new Avanza 1.3 has the 1NR engine...so, brochure is clearly wrong...

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    7. hi guys...I just did the physical recently and the new Avanza 1.3 has the 1NR engine...so, brochure is clearly wrong...

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  2. Ok, so from what I understand, the Avanza is getting dual VVT-i but the mass selleing Vios, still has an outdated VVT-I?

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    1. It will be upgraded to nr series later

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    1. The ultimate basher of ertiga and mobilio is actually an ultimate avanza fan. Why am I not surprised.

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  4. If fuel consumption is improved from current 7km/ to 8 or 9km/l, I'm getting this instead of the Ecosport. Additional 2 seats and a bigger boot is very useful for close to the same price. Looks-wise, they're not that far off anymore.

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    1. 20% inprovement...you can do the math.

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    2. Where'd you get the numbers? Need to see real world figures.

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    3. ERTIGA 1.4 GLX AT
      812,000
      19.2 km/L highway. Carguide PH tested

      Mobilio 14.4 km/L highway CGPH tested

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    4. improve first the design of Ertiga

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  5. This seems to be a bit 3rd world-ey. Is this being sold on 1st world countries as well?

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    1. Indonesia(home country) middle east, south africa, singapore and Philippines to name a few.

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    2. it's being sold here in UAE as well.

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  6. Oh no i hoped that ABS would be standard across all the variants, ill trade the chrome grille or even the new engine for ABS,EBD and stability control and few more airbags.

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    1. ABS is standard to all check the new brochure in the toyota showrooms.

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  7. Sir Uly,
    any suggestions planning to buy family vehicle. We are family of six. This, Mobilio or Ertiga?. What are the cons and pros of each vehicle?.

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    1. ERTIGA 1.4 GLX AT
      812,000
      19.2 km/L highway Carguide PH tested.

      Mobilio 14.4 km/L highway Carguide PH tested.

      ERTIGA has all the features needed for a decent AUV.
      Dual Airbags, Dual A/C.
      ALL Power, Keyless entry System.
      Immobilizer, Security Alarm.
      ABS&EBD.
      98Hp and 130Nm.
      810L max luggage capacity.
      TECT Body, Collapsible Steering column, Side Impact beams.
      Slidable 2nd row seats for adaptive legroom.
      With driver's height adjuster.


      Comparing with other units like Avanza and Mobilio which prices reaches 900K+, with Ertiga's price of 812,000 all of these features are included.

      And the Great Fuel Consumption of 19.2 km/L in Highway for Automatic Transmission.

      Luxury and amenities age. But having a great engine and fuel consumption, it would satisfy you more.

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    2. This really sounds like an ad hahaha

      -r

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    3. Still not sure about avanxa

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  8. If I remember correctly, the Indonesian models have the 1.5L 1NR-FE and the 1.3L 2NR-FE.

    And yes, these are Dual VVT-i engines.

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    1. My bad, seems like I'm mixed up on which of the NR series power the refreshed Avanza.

      But yeah, most sites point out that it is powered by the NR series.

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  9. ^The front-end and overall looks get interesting this time... as for the fuel consumption, the power to weight ratio will surely give this a low rating no matter how rosy the manufacturer would present it...

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  10. when will it be launch?

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  11. Hi Norbert, whats the average FC in mixed city and highway driving ni Ertiga? Yung Avanza 1.3AT ko is 9.6km/L lang. Planning to replace it with Ertiga or Mobilio in 2 years, pero mukhang mas matipid ang Ertiga. Thanks in advance

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    1. 13.2 km/L po sa Light Traffic. Based on Automobile Researchers' Association in India. (ARAI).
      21.98 km/L highway ARAI.

      Pero nagtest po CarGuidePH.
      19.2 for AT sa Highway.

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  12. Avanza pala e 9.6km/l so mejo mas eco fuel ang ertiga at mobilio?am i right? need a good advise which is better from ECOSPORT, Mobilio, Ertiga , Avanza in terms of the ff cheaper Maintenance (part, change oil, etc), comfortability of passengers, better handling? TIA

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  13. Anong pinaka maganda sa segment na to? mobilio , new avanza or outdated ertiga?

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  14. gud day po. im an owner of avanza J 2012 model. i was really curious regarding its fuel consumption. as far as i remember, my car consumes an average of 11-12km/l on combined expressway and city driving.

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  15. I think Toyota Philippines need to clarified regarding the engine model of the new Avanza. The press release of toyota and even there sales people claimed that the New Avanza will have a new Toyota engine. K3 VE is a daihatsu made engine which used on 2012-2015 Avanza.

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  16. if only, Toyota will have a diesel variant of Avanza.

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    1. bibili ka? hindi ka naman bibili eh....

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  17. Avanza 3rd generation or Gen 2.5 an uplift version of Gen 2 avanza? since it has major change like new engine, new throtle by wire, new cabin, more safety with side impact beam and more secure with imobilizer..

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  18. Ilan km/l na ung bagong avanza na 1.3 AT? Malaki iniba sa dating model? Thank you.

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  19. I Am Kirk Patrick from Cagayan de Oro City. I have just sold my Avanza 2008. Can i get any recommendations from the reviewers. Im planning to get a new mpv. either avanza brand new or a second hand innova.

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  20. Hi! I am a 4-day old user of the 2016 M/T 1.3E Avanza and overall, it is a seamless and not to mention "pogi car" for a girl like me. Last year, I drove the 2015 A/T 1.5G but the upgrade for this year is quite remarkable. And yes, please call me an Avanza girl. :)

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    1. Ms. Avanza girl, anymore inputs on your new Avanza? What color did you get? Does the Avanza 1.3 E comes only with a 14" wheels, and the 15" wheels comes only with the Avanza 1.5 G? Can you post pictures of your new baby Avanza? Planning to get one Avanza too, soon... Many thanks. :-)

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    2. Hi Anonymous,

      Hmmm... How do you post photos here? But to answer your question, standard wheels are 14, no 15 option. Been driving my unit for a month now. And basics are complete, including power windows.

      Added info: Fuel consumption is about 8.5km/L, mostly city-driven--meaning, dealing with Ortigas/C5 traffic--and loaded with high-octane fuel.

      Cheers! -Avanza Girl

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  21. Does the new Avanza 1.3 E comes only with a 14" wheels, and the 15" wheels comes only with the Avanza 1.5 G?

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  22. Yes only the 1.5 G will have the 15" allow wheels, According to Toyota Baguio all variants will have ABS and EBD even the base model. Not sure though about the power windows because the brochure says yes but the Toyota rep said no.hehehe

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  23. With regard to ground clearance, winner ang avanza. Isa Ito sa kinokonsider ko when I buy a vehicle dahil sa baha.

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  24. Hi! does anyone know the gas consumption difference between 1.5 matic and manual? thanks much...

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  25. Hello Guys. My new avanza 1.5G matic will be release soon. Now, i am just confuse what does it mean "navigation ready" what should i do how to activate my navigator. Can anybody enlight me please. Thanks

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  26. avanza parin dahil rear wheel drive! unlike its competitors lahat front wheel drive.

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  27. my brother has just bought a Toyota Avanza E Model last April 2016 and they now observe that it has a problem when it comes to its aircon unit. Kahit nasa #3 na ang control parang malakas lang s fan ang lamig. Nagcomplain na kami s Toyota dealer and they said that the aircon unit has no problem, natural daw na lamig yun ng Avanza eh mararamdaman mo talaga n hindi sya ganun kalamig, compared s mga aircon ng mga car na masasakyan mo, to think na bagong-bago p ito. Kung yun ngang nasa gitnang seat ay ramdam mo na ang init lalong lalo na s third back seat, sabi ng taga Toyota na they will inform Toyota Philippines about this. Too bad, parang need pa ipa-replace ang aircon unit kahit kakabili p lang

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  28. Hello,

    alin ang mas fuel efficient, Avanza 1.5 AT or MT? by how much in percentage? planning to get AT kaya lang sabi ng sales person mag MT na lang daw kasi tipid ka by 50% gas consumption. Is this correct? matraffic kasi sa Manila,Ayala at Edsa pag rush hour kaya AT ang plan ko. pero if mas mahal ang gastos sa gasoline MT nalang.

    Thanks in advance

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  29. I have a 2016 avanza 1.3 E matic. Gas consumption is 6kms per liter. Masakit sa puso.

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    1. is this in heavy traffic ? How many kms does your avanza have ?

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  30. Ask lang po what is the best gasoline for avanza 2016 (Unleaded or Premium) in terms of engine protection, Thanks po sa reply.

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  31. hi ano po ung mga disadvantage ng avanza 1.3E planning to buy kasi.

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  32. hi ano po ung mga disadvantage ng avanza 1.3E planning to buy kasi.

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  33. Hi want to ask lang po.. Is toyota 1.3 e at already have abs with ebs? Mejo magulo kasi bnbgay na info ng nasesearch ko sa google eh.. Some says it has. Ungbiba naman sabi wala daw. Thanks sa answer..

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  34. Hi want to ask lang po.. Is toyota 1.3 e at already have abs with ebs? Mejo magulo kasi bnbgay na info ng nasesearch ko sa google eh.. Some says it has. Ungbiba naman sabi wala daw. Thanks sa answer..

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    1. Meron na all variant ng avanza.

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    2. Meron na all variant ng avanza.

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  35. Meron na all variant ng avanza 2015.

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  36. Hindi ba under power ang 1.3 a/t? Tnx

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  37. Hindi ba under power ang 1.3 a/t? Tnx

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  38. fuel consumption?
    and any other drawbacks?
    thanks!

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  39. Hi po...naguguluhan ako sa mga variant ng avanza..need help..tnx

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  40. Hi po...naguguluhan ako sa mga variant ng avanza..need help..tnx

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  41. If you're looking for frugal gas consumption and love to drive anywhere, take the 1.3 AT. If you're looking for a more powerful one for your whole family, take the 1.5 AT.

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  42. If you're looking for frugal gas consumption and love to drive anywhere, take the 1.3 AT. If you're looking for a more powerful one for your whole family, take the 1.5 AT.

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  43. If you're looking for frugal gas consumption and love to drive anywhere, take the 1.3 AT. If you're looking for a more powerful one for your whole family, take the 1.5 AT.

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  44. avanza 1.3 e consumes 11-12km/liter.
    owner of an avanza 1.3e 2016

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  45. I just got my toyota Avanza 1.5G last July. So far, it is satisfying.

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