Even though it’s been 6 years since the Toyota Avanza was first introduced in 2004, I don’t think budget “ASEAN” models such as the Avanza follow Toyota’s regular 5 year lifecycle so the Avanza is soldiering on here in Malaysia, though I think the Perodua Alza has stolen much of its thunder.

Nevertheless UMW Toyota has given it another update, some based on feedback from consumers. The biggest change would be on the interior, where the Avanza now gets a dark interior colour scheme as opposed to the cream interior it previously had.

Fitments around the interior such as the carpet mats, bag hook and center console box are now black to match the darker interior theme.

Not much changes on the outside – the only one being a different “body stripe” design. Available in Grey Metallic, Dazzling Silver, Black MIca, White and Light Green Metallic, the Avanza is available in four different equipment levels:

  • Toyota Avanza 1.5 S Automatic – RM77,490
  • Toyota Avanza 1.5 G Automatic – RM74,990
  • Toyota Avanza 1.5 E Automatic – RM69,990
  • Toyota Avanza 1.3 E Manual – RM62,000