UMWT Toyota Motor (UMWT) has launched the Toyota Veloz seven-seater MPV for Malaysia, and the Japanese brand is now bringing its sister vehicle to the higher positioning of the Perodua Alza at price of RM95,000 as a single-model variant on-the-road without insurance.

Toyota Veloz Specs As Follow:

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The Malaysian market Veloz which manufactured at Sungai Choh in Rawang, is one of four related models based on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) platform. The move to the new platform means a change to the transverse-engine front-wheel-drive layout compared to the RWD underpinnings of the previous Avanza.

The external dimensions of the Veloz are slightly larger than the Alza, at 4,475mm long and 1,750mm wide, or 50mm longer and 20mm wider than the Alza.

The main exterior difference between the Veloz for Malaysia and the Perodua Alza starts with the LED daytime running lights, the exterior kit includes LED self-leveling headlights with a “follow me home” function, as well as LED daytime running lights, the latter in a configuration exclusive to the Malaysian market.

The rear end of the Veloz features a full-width three-dimensional tail lamp assembly, while the auto-folding side exterior mirrors also feature auto-on footlights (puddle lights). On top of the roof are low roof rails with a rated load capacity of up to 75kg.

The powertrain is provided by a 1,496 cc NR-VE inline four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 106 PS at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm, driving the front wheels via a continuously variable transmission. The unit in Veloz also offers a manual input selection with seven virtual ratios. Three drive modes are available; Power, Eco and Normal.

The rolling stock for the Malaysian market Veloz is a set of 17-inch all-round dual-tone alloy wheels with 205/50 tires. The Veloz’s ground clearance is 205mm to the centre section of the exhaust muffler, or 190mm to the suspension hardware which result it’s 30mm taller than the Alza, with 160mm of ground clearance.

Inside, Veloz Malaysia’s seven-seat cabin features semi-leather upholstery along with soft-touch padding on interior panels, and select panels in lighter tones contrasting with the seats’ darker tones to create a two-tone cabin; The contrast in Alza is a darker combination of black and deep red. The Veloz’s ambient lighting is located along the door trim and centre console.

The infotainment connects to smartphones via a 9-inch display panel with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay; both wired and wireless (the Alza in top AV form complements wired Android Auto). Wireless charging is via a Qi 2.4 wireless standard charging pad; other mobile devices can be charged via the three USB charging ports in the Veloz cabin. There are also two 12-volt power outlets, one of which is located near the window of the third-row seat.

Safety equipment on the Veloz comes with the Toyota Safety Sense suite of advanced active safety suites that include a pre-collision system, lane departure warning, lane departure prevention and lane keeping control. They operate through a stereo camera setup.

In addition to the quartet of TSS active safety systems, the Veloz also gets adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward departure alert, 3D panoramic monitor (PVM), automatic brake hold, electronic parking brake, and adaptive High beam. Other safety systems on the Veloz include six airbags, ABS, stability control, traction control and hill start control.

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