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Here are the first clear shots of the new Toyota Avanza Veloz from Indonesia. Veloz is the sporty variant, and for this facelift – which has been leaked but not yet officially launched – Toyota has given it and the standard variant two very distinct faces, pretty much like what Perodua has done with the Axia and Myvi facelift.

While the standard “Grand New Avanza” gets a Honda HR-V-style face, with a thick upper chrome bar connecting the headlights and an enormous trapezoidal grille, the Veloz adopts a Vios-like look.

There’s a slim upper grille and a large downturned lower grille connected to the fog lights. The grille pattern is a honeycomb variation as opposed to plain horizontal bars.

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Seen in an Indonesian showroom here (thanks Nathan!), the new Veloz 1.3 variant (Veloz was previously 1.5 only) gets a new Dual VVT-i 1NR-FE engine with 97 hp and 120 Nm of torque, eco driving indicator, a 2DIN head unit (with USB, AUX and Bluetooth), rear centre headrest and three-point seatbelts for all passengers. Apparently, the new car is claimed to offer 15% better performance and fuel economy, and is 19% quieter.

The Veloz 1.5 also gets a new engine to replace the previous 3SZ-VE – the 2NR-FE is a bigger version of the new 1.3 litre motor, and also has Dual VVT-i. It makes 104 hp and 139 Nm, slightly more than before. All the above kit are in, plus a 2DIN touchscreen head unit with DVD player and Bluetooth, different rims, aerokit and projector headlamps. As the sportier sister, the Veloz gets a black interior.

We have been told that Indonesia’s most popular car (also sold by Daihatsu as the Xenia, facelift on the way) will see a small price hike of around 10-12 million rupiah (RM 2,800 to RM3,400), and the new Veloz 1.3 is priced at 215 million rupiah (RM60,910).