The Toyota Avanza has changed the mobility of many in ASEAN, particularly in Indonesia where it was originally conceived with Daihatsu. The third-generation Toyota Avanza and Daihatsu Xenia that is scheduled for launch in November will see a major shift in technology due to the ever-changing demands of consumers as well as manufacturing methods.
Based on Indonesia’s otodriver.com website, the all-new Toyota-Daihatsu multi-seater compact MPV will be launched at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show 2021 (GIIAS) that is planned from November 11th. The timing to introduce an all-new model also suits the companies well, making it the latest and freshest model after the introduction of the Mitsubishi Xpander which has taken quite a significant chunk of sales from Toyota and Daihatsu.
Just last week, PT Honda Prospect Motor introduced the all-new Honda BR-V that features the full suite of the latest Honda Sensing ADAS. With competitors offering so much more refinement and comfort levels, Toyota and Daihatsu were rumoured to have completely re-engineered that Avanza-Xenia product, moving from a workhorse-like rear-wheel drive and rigid axle set up to a more common front-wheel drive platform.
The duo will continue to be powered by the existing naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engines and paired to either a manual transmission or a new CVT automatic transmission from the Toyota Sienta. Similar to the all-new Honda BR-V, as well as the pair of Raize and Rocky, the all-new Toyota Avanza is expected to feature the Toyota Safety Sense ADAS suite that encompasses at least autonomous emergency braking and lane departure warning.
The Indonesia websites have also speculated that the all-new Toyota Avanza and Daihatsu Xenia duo will have its styling influenced by the Daihatsu DN Multisix concept vehicle from 2017. Many of Daihatsu’s concept car stylings have seen the light of day, such as our Perodua Ativa and Rocky/Raize pair which was all based on the DN TREC concept car.
In the interior of the Daihatsu Multisix Concept, individual seats were fitted on the second row to create an aisle for easier movement to the third row, something that did not really work well in the 2010 Honda Freed.
UMW Toyota Motor has the current generation Toyota Avanza 1.5 in three variants, priced from RM77,963 to RM84,848.50, equipped with the usual five-year/unlimited mileage warranty coverage.
2017 Daihatsu DN Multisix Concept Car