Toyota Avanza Price in Nigeria and Features
- Production 2003 – present
- Also known as Daihatsu Xenia
- The new Toyota Avanza is a practical MPV, measuring 4,1900 x 1,695 x 1,660 mm (L x H x B). Its closest rival in class is the Suzuki APV.
- With an efficient and reliable engine, the new Avanza gives you worry-free performancce on the road for a smooth driving experience.
- Base variants are powered by 1.3L petrol engine and 1.5L for higher variants. which can output 95HP / 6000rpm and 103HP / 6000rpm respectively.
- Spacious and comfortable seating across all rows
- Recent variant now equipped with an enhanced touchscreen infotainment system
- Dashboard and cabin layout may be too simple for some
- Side and rear profiles are still bland-looking
- Engine performance could have been upgraded in the current generation
It was in early 2005 when Toyota finally replaced its last Tamaraw with the much more modern-looking, MPV-inspired Innova. Such a move then opened some room for a new entry-level people mover to slot right below the Innova. Finally, in 2006, three years after this variant was birthed into the Philippines, the Japanese automaker’s new entry-level MPV – the Avanza – was ultimately launched.
At that time, the first-generation Toyota Avanza was developed by PT Astra Daihatsu Motor of Indonesia and was marketed understandably under the Toyota and Daihatsu branding in its home market. The series’ first entrant paid homage to Tamaraw, with its retention of the familiar front engine-rear drive layout. However, unlike to the previous AUVs, the vehicle was notably smaller, lighter, and was positively toting around an almost car-like unibody construction. All things considered, the styling of the first Avanza was phenomenally simple albeit contemporary.
The current, second-generation Toyota Avanza debuted in the Philippine shores in early 2012. The latest borrows most of its design cues and performance features from the first Avanza. Nevertheless, that didn’t stop to carmaker to still integrate some subtle refinements. While the shape is notably retained, the present variant is now wrapped in a new skin with a styling that is aligned with other Toyota variants across its global showroom floors.
In 2015, the Toyota Avanza received its first refresh. That time around, the new Avanza sported a more upmarket look, mirroring the modern needs of its consumers. Four years after, another facelift was given to the series – with its sporty design aspirations made even sportier than the former. Such prominence can be gleaned from its new grille, reshaped fascia, unique split headlights, with new taillights and wheels.
The newest refresh’s interior offerings were also given a full makeover. The dashboard now looks more modern due to its sharper lines and more trim details. The Toyota Avanza’s 2015 refresh also introduced a touchscreen infotainment system in its higher variants. The brand was noted to have added some improvements, particularly on the vehicle’s NVH levels. Its 2019’s refresh also received an updated infotainment system as well, besides its new digital AC controls.
Currently, the Toyota Motor Nigeria offers two engine options for the Avanza, with both being the new generation Dual VVT-I 4-cylinder inline 16-valve DOHC engine for the 1.3-liter and the 1.5-liter variants. The brand’s local arm has also released the Veloz variant in 2017 – one that is especially developed to cater to consumers with extra shot of sportiness in them. The variant comes with a unique fascia and a black fabric interior.
The Toyota Avanza retails in six colors – Nebula Blue Metallic, Black Metallic, Grey Metallic, Silver Mica Metallic, Beige Metallic, and White.
Price of Toyota Avanza in Nigeria
The price of Toyota Avanza in Nigeria ranging from N6m to N8m depending on the dealer you are purchasing it from