The Toyota Avanza is a mini MPV designed and produced by Daihatsu and marketed by Toyota. The name “Avanza” is taken from the Spanish word “avanza”, which means “get moving” and Italian word “avanzato”, which means “advance”.
The Avanza is mainly developed as an entry-level MPV. Its spiritual predecessor was the Kijang, whose model program has since been split to two different models (the other being the larger, more expensive Kijang Innova) to expand Toyota’s reach in the MPV sector. Unlike the Kijang and the succeeding Kijang Innova, the Avanza uses a unibody chassis construction instead of ladder frame type.
The second generation Avanza is featured with increased dimensions and a more passenger car like design and was launched on 9 November 2011, and is available in E, G and Veloz trim line.