Toyota South Africa has launched the new Avanza Panel Van, ideal for small to mid-sized businesses.
It’s enlarged loading bay is a paragon of practicality and features a low lip with a large aperture for ease of loading. Its flat load bay is designed for minimal intrusion and clad in hard-wearing vinyl. In addition, it has a loading capacity of 500 kilograms and comes with a cargo barrier net to secure loads. The rear doors are built for easy access to goods with the windows (electrically operated) blacked out to prevent theft.
Some commercial vehicle USPs unique to the Avanza Panel Van:
Compared to the five metre or larger turning radius of the competition’s FF (Front-engine, Front-drive) lay-out, the Avanza’s FR (Front-engined, Rear-drive) lay-out confers a large steering angle which offers excellent maneuverability on narrow streets.
Making use of the strengths of the FR layout, the class-leading minimum ground clearance of 200 mm has been carried over. Superior traction supplied to the drive wheels as a result of the FR layout ensures drivability when starting on a steep hill with a full load.
Powering the new Avanza Panel Van is an enhanced version of the familiar and durable 1.3-litre K3-VE engine with VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing). By realising a weight reduction of approximately 20 kilograms, the new model has been able to improve on acceleration, braking performance and fuel economy.
Some vital stats include an average consumption figure of 7.7 L/100km in the combined cycle, and a time of 11,9 seconds for the obligatory 0-100km/h dash. A five-speed manual transmission is standard fare on the Avanza Panel Van.
Pricing and servicing:
Avanza 1.3 S Panel Van – R161 400 (includes VAT and emissions tax).
In line with its sister models, the Avanza Panel Van comes with a four-year/60 000 km ToyotaCare Service Plan included in the purchase price (service intervals are every 15 000 km), along with Toyota’s comprehensive three-year/100 000 km warranty.
It is supported by the ToyotaCare Roadside Assistance Programme and entitles customers to 24-hour roadside assistance, ensuring ultimate peace-of-mind motoring.