Maybe some of us have seen the advertisement from local media about the new toyota vanguard advertisement by the NAZA WORLD, one of the company under NAZA group of companies. The question is, why NAZA WORLD? Why not Toyota (UMW) Malaysia? What ever it is, lets take a look at the future fully imported car by Naza World – Toyota Vanguard.
The Toyota Vanguard is a compact crossover SUV that released in Japan on August 30th, 2007. It is sold in five- and seven-passenger versions and based on the third-generation Toyota RAV4 with a long wheelbase. The Vanguard slots between the RAV4 and Kluger.
As it is often the case in Japan-only vehicles, the Vanguard comes loaded with high-tech gadgets, including steering-assisted stability control, keyless entry and satellite navigation.
Toyota Vanguard Prices start at around 2.7 million Yen (US$23,000) to almost 3.5 million (US$30,000). It is around RM76,000 and RM99,000 not included import tax that will increase the price around RM200,000. No details if the Toyota Vanguard will come to the rest of the world, but because the Toyota Vanguard has been labeled as a “luxury-class” model I see an upcoming Lexus crossover release.
Toyota vanguard engine and fuel consumption
The Toyota Vanguard 2.4-liter 2AZ-FE engine achieves high torque at low and medium speeds for stable cruising and smooth acceleration at high speeds. The engine is paired with Super CVT-i (Super Continuously Variable Transmission-intelligent) and a seven-speed Sports Sequential Shiftmatic transmission that provides the feel of a manual transmission, to achieve high fuel efficiency and smooth cruising.
Adopted as standard equipment on all vehicles in the series is Active Torque Control 4WD, which distributes optimum torque to the front and rear wheels depending on driving status, such as vehicle speed and road surface conditions. Toyota Vanguard system is integrated with S-VSC (Steering-assisted Vehicle Stability Control), which optimally balances driving power, steering and braking, to achieve stable driving regardless of road conditions.
A newly designed suspension and a highly rigid body provide excellent handling and cruising stability as well as a comfortable ride.
The 2.4-liter Toyota Vanguard models boast a fuel efficiency of 12.6km/l in the 10-15 test cycle outlined by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) with CO2 emissions under the test cycle just 184g/km, achieving fuel efficiency that exceeds by 20% the level called for by Japan’s 2010 standards*. Both NOx (nitrogen oxides) and NMHC (non-methane hydrocarbons) have also been reduced, meaning all Toyota Vanguard models achieve emissions levels 75% lower than the 2005 standards under MLIT’s Approval System for Low-emission Vehicles.