Subang Jaya, 11 January 2012: UMW Toyota Motor today unveiled the all new Toyota Avanza, showcasing an advanced and dynamic design. The second generation of the popular seven seater MPV provides better comfort and convenience, maneuverability and performance. The all new Toyota Avanza also equipped with safety, quality and durability makes it the best value and reliable MPV.
The event was launched by Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin, Chairman of UMW Toyota Motor, at UMW Toyota Motor Subang Jaya Branch. Also present were Mr Takashi Hibi, Deputy Chairman of UMW Toyota Motor, Encik Ismet Suki, President of UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd and Mr. Kaoru Hosokawa, Chief Engineer, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan.
Speaking at the launch of the all new Toyota Avanza, Ismet Suki, President of UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd said, “The first generation Toyota Avanza was launched in October 2004 and was an immediate hit among the Malaysian public. In fact, we’re proud to have made Avanza a household name among Malaysians, which was once became the best-selling non-national model for three years in a row since 2005 till 2007. In total, we sold over 140,000 units of the Toyota Avanza up till the end of 2011.”
“Today, we introduce the all new Avanza which has been developed based on customer feedback. Our product planning team at UMW Toyota Motor, together with the Avanza team at Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan has worked very hard to provide the right package for our customer’s satisfaction. It is yet another example of our company’s theme of “One Team, Customer First” which sets high priority and attention to customers’ needs,” said Encik Ismet.
The all new Toyota Avanza retains the practical, yet dynamic design of a small MPV. There have been some very significant changes to the look of all new Toyota Avanza. The new features on the exterior include a wider and dynamic styling front outlook with the three-dimensional appearance centered on the bonnet ornament creates an image of strength. The windscreen angle of the all new Toyota Avanza is shallower, giving a sportier profile to the new model and giving a positive benefit to aerodynamics. A flowing character line on the sides adds dynamism, and together with the glass area makes the all new Toyota Avanza look sleeker and longer.
The interior has a more modern-looking image and spaciousness has been one of the strong points of the all new Toyota Avanza. The new black interior theme combined with the solid and modern surface textures present an image of high quality comparable to that of a passenger car. The new dashboard design is lower to give a wider and more open feel for the front occupants. Complementing the two-tone theme of the dashboard is the high-quality textured surface.
The all new Toyota Avanza 1.3E is available only with a manual 5-speed transmission while the three 1.5-litre variants are available only with a 4-speed automatic transmission with electronic controls and lock-up torque converter to enhance fuel efficiency.
Improved and refined in numerous areas, the all new Toyota Avanza is available in four variants with the following on-the-road prices in Peninsular Malaysia:
Toyota Avanza 1.5S Automatic – RM 79,590
Toyota Avanza 1.5G Automatic – RM 77,290
Toyota Avanza 1.5E Automatic – RM 72,590
Toyota Avanza 1.3E Manual – RM 64,590
The all new Toyota Avanza also comes with a selection of recommended accessories that include reverse sensors, body stripes, luggage tray, bag hook, emergency kit and scuff plates on the door sills. Customers who choose the Avanza 1.5G, 1.5E and 1.3E can also order their vehicles with a sporty aerokit and standard solar film.
All vehicles come with three years or 100,000 kilometer warranty, whichever comes first.
Since it was open for booking in early December 2011, UMW Toyota Motor has received more than 710 orders for all the new Toyota Avanza. The company has set a target of selling 8,800 units of the MPV this year.
The all new Toyota Avanza will be available at all Toyota showrooms throughout Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak from 13 January 2012 onwards.
ABOUT UMW TOYOTA MOTOR SDN. BHD.
UMW Toyota Motor is a joint venture between UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd and Toyota Motor Corporation Japan and Toyota Tsusho Corporation Japan. UMW Toyota Motor subsidiaries are Assembly Services Sdn. Bhd. (ASSB), Toyota Boshoku UMW Sdn. Bhd. and Automotive Industries Sdn. Bhd. (AISB) while UMW Toyota Motor associates companies are KYB-UMW Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., KYB-UMW Steering Sdn. Bhd. and JTEKT Automotive (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. The company is the exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus models in Malaysia. UMW Toyota Motor has established an extensive network of 92 sales and after sales outlets including dealers, throughout the nation.
Under the company’s theme of “One Team - Customer First”, UMW Toyota Motor puts high priority and attention to customers’ needs and demands. Toyota’s philosophy of improving the quality of life and contributing to the society where they operate their business is exemplified through innovative products and services, building and maintaining sound relationships with customers; business partners and employees, the preservation of the environment and honouring the language, law and culture of the society they live in.