The Veloz is all-new for 2022. While it’s still based on the Toyota Avanza, the latest version is now a standalone model and not just a trim level.
The new gen Toyota Veloz features a stylish front end dominated by a high-mounted hexagonal main grille flanked by slim long LED headlamps. Moving on to the side, it gets a full-length chrome beltline trim that begins from the headlights. It also features wheel-arch extensions for that SUV-look. At the rear, the taillights are linked by an LED lightbar. An integrated faux skid plate adds some ruggedness to the rear bumper design. All Veloz variants feature 17-inch alloy wheels shod with low-profile 205/50 R17 tires.
Inside, it follows the basic dashboard layout of the all-new Avanza, but with a more premium treatment. The restyled console features an electronic parking brake with auto hold.
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In the safety department, all Veloz variants get six airbags, antilock braking system, electronic stability control, traction control, and hill-start assist. The range-topping 1.5 V variant gets blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, and the Japanese carmaker’s Toyota Safety Sense suite of driver-assist systems, including features like lane-departure alert, pre-collision system, and automatic high-beam.
Powering the all-new Veloz is the 1.5-liter 2NR-VE gasoline mill that puts out 105hp and 138Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission.
Like the all-new Avanza, the new Veloz features independent MacPherson strut front suspension and a torsion beam rear setup. All variants get vented front disc brakes and rear disc brakes.