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Toyota PH all set to launch all-new Veloz SUV

Toyota PH all set to launch all-new Veloz SUV

Jason K. Ang

Toyota Motor Philippines will be adding to its already expansive lineup of SUVs this April with the release of the all-new Veloz. Toyota’s new take on the subcompact SUV reportedly boasts dramatically improved design, and also takes comfort into consideration, making it the ideal choice for experiences with family and friends.

This makes Veloz the SUV counterpart to the newly-launched Avanza MPV, as the two vehicles share a platform. The Toyota Veloz launched elsewhere in the Asean region measures 4,475mm long x 1,750mm wide, with a long 2,750mm wheelbase. Suspension uses MacPherson struts up front and a torsion beam at the rear. Four-wheel disc brakes may be standard, with electric parking brake. Also, 16 and 17-inch alloy wheels will be offered.

The vehicle is a seven-seater with sofa mode for the rear seats. The instrument panel will be a 7” digital screen that can display trip meter and odometer information. Wireless charger and drop-down video screen for the rear seats may be available.

Power comes from a 1.5-liter r-cylinder gasoline engine with an output of 106ps and 137Nm, paired with either a five-speed manual transmission or CVT. Safety features are expected to include vehicle stability assist, hill start assist, rear parking sensor and camera, and available 360-degree monitor.

“The upcoming introduction of the All-New Veloz marks another milestone for Toyota in the Philippines,” said Sherwin Chualim, TMP’s First Vice President for Vehicle Sales Operations. “Previously known as the top grade variant of the Avanza compact MPV range, the Veloz has evolved to become a new standalone brand ready to claim its position as a sub-compact SUV of choice for customers seeking new adventures.”

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Price for the All-New Veloz starts at P1.185 million. Authorized Toyota dealers across the country have started to accept reservations since April 23.

Customers all over the country can witness the unveiling of the vehicle and see the full details of the new sub-compact SUV through a livestream of the All-New Veloz’ simultaneous nationwide launch happening on April 29, 11am, via the Toyota Motor Philippines Facebook and YouTube accounts. For a closer look of the All-New Veloz, customers may also join the experience activities in the grand mall display at the BGC Amphitheater from April 29 to May 1, or check out the displays at their nearest Toyota dealership, also starting on April 29.