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Safety boost for Toyota's Avanza MPV

2016-10-17 07:56

IMPROVED SAFETY: The Toyota Avanza has gained a number of safety features standard across the range. Image: QuickPic

Cape Town - Toyota South Africa Motors is proud to announce the addition of Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) – including Brake Assist System and Traction Control - as a standard safety feature on all Avanza models.

Anti-Lock Breaking System (ABS) is standard across the range.

The latest safety enhancements come exactly a year after the addition of Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), three-point centre seatbelt, driver and passenger airbags, Isofix restraint points and centre headrests for the second seating row.

'Fell in love'

Kerry Roodt, GM of marketing communications at Toyota SA, said: "The current generation Avanza has been re-modelled continuously, with a variety of improvements in style and capabilities, since its launch in 2012.

"While it has become smarter on the inside, its exterior looks have not been neglected. The Avanza is definitely more refined, but it’s still the multi-faceted and multi-functional MPV that our customers fell in love with a decade ago." 

READ: Toyota's refreshed Avanza now in SA

The Avanza range offers customers three grades to choose from depending on their individual needs.

Forming the starting point of the line-up with a strong value focus, is the S grade model, which features power windows, remote central locking, power steering, a centrally mounted console box, intermittent windscreen wipers and an anti-theft system as standard.

The SX grade brings touches of added comfort and style with colour-coded exterior mirrors with power operation, a refreshing air-conditioner system and vanity mirror for the front passenger. Forming the flagship of the Avanza range is the TX grade, which is equipped with sporty ‘switchblade’ 15" alloy wheels and adorned with chrome treatment on the front ‘brow’.

A rear mounted roof spoiler adds a stylish touch to the profile.

Providing the in-car entertainment for family road trips is a four-speaker audio system with USB input for added convenience. A multi-information display provides feedback on various elements to the driver.

READ: Refreshed Toyota Avanza - New design, engines for SA

Lastly, the 1.3-litre panel van remains part of the line-up, providing a perfect utility vehicle with great manoeuvrability, fuel efficiency and a cavernous cargo area. 

Prices:

Avanza 1.3 S 5MT: R219 100
Avanza 1.3 SX 5MT: R235 900
Avanza 1.5 SX 5MT: R243 100
Avanza 1.5 SX 4AT: R261 600
Avanza 1.5 TX 5MT: R277 100
Avanza 1.3 S Panel Van 5MT: R224 400

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