Yesterday, leaked photos of the heavily revamped Toyota Avanza surfaced online, and the internet chimed in on the new look. Today, more photos have come out showing the interior this time around.
Being a facelifted model, there's no major change to the cabin save for the center stack. Perhaps the biggest news in the 2019 Avanza's cabin is the availability of automatic climate control, at least for the range-topping Veloz variant. Also, it appears to have a new infotainment screen that's now flush into the whole center panel.
Other changes however are still up for speculation. It is possible that there will be a new seat design pattern, but it's unlikely that the Avanza will ever get faux leather-trimmed seats. Another thing that could be new for 2019 is the instrument cluster. It could get a different set of graphics or be totally different from the current model. Also, with Toyota fitting stability control standard on more models, the small MPV could soon get this safety feature.
A leaked price list from Indonesia shows the model range being largely similar to the one we have here. Their range starts with the 1.3 E Standard, and moves up to 1.3 E, 1.3 G, 1.3 Veloz, 1.5 G, and 1.5 Veloz. Should the 2019 Avanza be launched here soon, it is likely that the variants will still be the same as the current model with the 1.3 J serving up the entry-level model, moving up to the 1.3 E, 1.5 G, and 1.5 Veloz.
As it is yet to be officially launched in Indonesia (where it is manufactured), the heavily facelifted Avanza could take a while to arrive here. There is no definite timeline for the small seven-seater in the Philippines just yet, but a mid-2019 reveal could be on the cards.