Toyota Avanza

The Toyota Avanza is a mini MPV designed by Daihatsu and marketed by Toyota. It is produced in Indonesia and also contract assembled in Malaysia for the first generation. Daihatsu designed and manufactures the vehicle, which is then sold by both Daihatsu and Toyota under Xenia and Avanza name plate respectively. Daihatsu supplies the vehicle to Toyota under a consigned production and OEM manufacturing agreement. The car was unveiled at the Gaikindo Auto Expo in July 2003, and launched in December 2003 and sold over 100,000 units that year. The name "Avanza" was taken from the Spanish word "avanza", which means "get moving". The Avanza is a new model developed as an entry-level MPV. Its spiritual predecessor was the Kijang, whose model program has since been split to two different models to expand Toyota's reach in the MPV sector. The Avanza has similar to the Kijang's rural road-capable, rear-wheel drive, body-on-frame design. In addition to Indonesia and Malaysia, the Avanza is sold in Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Middle East, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Caribbean, Egypt, South Africa and various other African countries.

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