Information regarding the upcoming facelifted Toyota Avanza has gone from a steady drip to a full-blown torrent, and it looks like it’s not stopping anytime soon. The latest leak comes from YouTube user Febri Ardani, who has uploaded an internal product video of the updated seven-seater MPV.

Despite being of fairly low resolution, it’s our best and clearest look yet at the new car. We’re already aware of the exterior changes – apart from reshaped headlights, front fenders, bonnet, tail lights and chrome rear number plate garnish, this “standard” version also receives a large chrome bar connecting the headlights, a sizeable trapezoidal upper grille and smaller lower air intakes that rather reminds us of a certain Honda.

The “sports” look that we get with the top-spec 1.5S (and which Indonesia receives as the separate Avanza Veloz) is set to get quite a bit different from the regular Avanza, with projector headlights, a slimmer upper grille and an enormous downturned lower grille that’s reminiscent of the Vios.


It’s the interior that’s of focus here – previously revealed through a sole very low-res photo, the video now shows in greater detail the changes applied. The new touchscreen infotainment system (with Bluetooth connectivity) is clearly visible, and the gearlever and surrounding base also look to have been revised.

Also apparent are what looks like a refaced instrument cluster, new brown fabric upholstery (the Veloz will reportedly receive a full-black interior), and, on the second-row centre seat, a new headrest (split in the middle due to the 50:50 split-folding seats) and three-point seatbelt for improved safety.

Indonesian automotive portal AutonetMagz reported that the Avanza could receive Dual VVT-i technology. It’s unclear which engines will feature in the new car, but if the report holds water then one of the available options would be the 1NR-FE 1.3 litre Dual VVT-i petrol mill, with the current 1.5 litre VVT-i engine staying put. We also expect the current five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmissions to soldier on.