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Care for a new Toyota Avanza variant called Veloz?

Featuring a new paint job and revised face

New Toyota Avanza variant gets new aero grille and sport bumper. PHOTO FROM TOYOTA

Since launching the Avanza in the Philippines in 2006, Toyota says it has already sold more than 80,000 units of the popular compact MPV. Literally speaking, there’s a sea of Avanzas out there. So if you’re thinking of buying one now, a major concern is its ubiquity. No car owner ever enjoys going to the parking lot and mistaking other similar-looking vehicles for his own.

Toyota offers a solution: a new, cosmetically distinct variant called Avanza Veloz.

At the back, the Avanza Veloz has smoked chrome lamp trimmings and a new handle. PHOTO FROM TOYOTA

The Veloz, according to Toyota, boasts an aero grille and a sport bumper up front. At the back, the new variant gets smoked chrome lamp trimmings and a new handle.

Inside, the audio head unit has added a new GPS navigation system. Other standout features include the black interior color, seat/door fabric stitching, chrome door handles, leather shift knob material, and plated air-conditioning vents.

The Avanza Veloz interior is predominantly black. PHOTO FROM TOYOTA
The audio head unit comes with a new navigation system. PHOTO FROM TOYOTA
Raise your hand if you like lots of black inside your car. PHOTO FROM TOYOTA

If you want to make your Avanza Veloz really stick out in traffic, get one in the new Red Mica Metallic paint job. The new variant is also available in three other existing colors: Black Metallic, Silver Metallic and White.

The Veloz now leads the whole Avanza range, and is priced at P1,025,000—P67,000 more expensive than the previous top variant (1.5G AT). Who knew this small MPV would breach the million-peso mark this soon?

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.