UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) will soon introduce the new Toyota Avanza 1.5X with a rugged theme in its appearance. This new variant is on sale from 5th Feb 2018 with pricing starting from RM82,700 (excluding insurance, for private registration in Peninsular Malaysia). The new variant comes with front and rear bumpers having black coloured extensions and silver mouldings as well as over-fenders around the wheel arches. The over-fenders, finished in black, provide additional protection from road debris that may be thrown up by the wheels. At the same time, it visually lessens the gap between the tyres and wheel arches. The side cladding also contributes to the rugged image while having a functional purpose of protecting the bodywork. New rear combination reflector units are integrated with the rear lights, providing a stylish touch at the rear end of the Avanza 1.5X. Also available as optional accessories are a Roof Ornament and 16-inch alloy rims with a unique design. Both items complement the rugged and modern appearance of the vehicle. The new Avanza 1.5X is still very much a family-oriented MPV with accommodation for up to 7 persons on 3 rows of seats. For flexibility in carrying people or cargo or both, the second row and third row of seats are divided into two equal sections and can be folded for extra cargo space. Every effort has gone into providing a comfortable atmosphere for all the occupants to enjoy every drive in the Avanza. The dual-blower air-conditioning system with second blower mounted on the ceiling ensures cool air reaches passengers in the third row. Customers who wish to upgrade their infotainment system can opt for either the optional DVD-AVX or DVD-AVN systems. Both come with large touchscreens and reverse camera displays and the DVD-AVN includes an internet browser (requires a wifi internet connection by the user) and GPS route navigation. All Avanza variants, including the new Avanza 1.5X, have high levels safety, especially with respect to collision impacts. There are dual front airbags and every one of the seven occupants has a 3-point seatbelt which gives better restraint over the upper body as well as two ISOFIX points on the second row for ease of installing and securing compatible child seats. All Toyota models come with a 5-year warranty and unlimited mileage for peace of mind ownership. The warranty is available for the next owner within the first 5 years which further enhances the value of the car. The new Avanza 1.5X can be viewed from February 24 onwards when there will be a Toyota Weekender event at all showrooms. For more information, kindly visit toyota.com.my.