Toyota's popular MPV, the Innova, is all set to get a major facelift, with the global unveiling on 23 November in Indonesia. Launched in 2004, the Innova is the bestselling model for Toyota India. In the latest avatar, the vehicle has received comprehensive changes on the exterior, interior, powertrains and feature list
The new car will be available with the new top-of-the-line Q variant followed by the V and G trims. In the latest avatar, the Innova features LED projector headlamp. The front fascia gets a big hexagonal grille with two thick chrome slats on the top that blend into the headlamps. The bumper sports fog lamps and turn indicators are in a single cluster with chrome housing. Toyota calls the new design the "grand tourer exterior design". The ORVMs are now equipped with welcome lights.
The top-of-the-line Q variant features 17-inch alloy wheels in a new design while the V and G trims get 16-inch alloy wheels in a different design. The rear lamps sport a new boomerang-style design. The lamps are also larger than the current model, and the rear bumpers have also undergone tweaks.
The design of the dashboard is inspired by the new Fortuner. The instrument panel is decorated with a bluish ambience light, which is also the theme light inside the cabin. The new steering wheel is complete with buttons and the wooden panel is also part of a dashboard reserved for the V or Q variants. The MPV comes with captain seats and a tray provided for second-row passengers.
The MPV boast of instrument cluster features TFT display for Q and V variants that offer a wide range of information. The eight-inch touchscreen is equipped with a web browser, HDMI, Bluetooth, smartphone integration and voice command. The new Innova also features Miracast, which connects the smartphone with the vehicle via Wi-Fi signal. It also features all-auto window buttons, cooled glow box, console box and many cup holders inside the cabin.
The new Innova measures 4,735mm in length, 1,830mm in width, 1,795mm in height with a wheelbase of 2750mm. The MPV runs on double wishbone with coil spring and stabiliser suspension setup at the front, while rear gets four link with coil spring. The braking duties are done by disc brakes at front and drum brakes in the rear, employed in 215/55 R17 tyres.
The new Innova comes with GD 2.4-litre diesel engine replaces the old KD 2.5-litre engine. The 2,393cc engine develops 147bhp at 3,400rpm and 359Nm of torque at 1,200-2,800rpm, and is mated to a manual gearbox. The diesel engine, which will also be available in six-speed automatic transmission, will have a slightly lesser torque of 342.2Nm, while power remains the same. The in-line four-cylinder 2,000cc VVT-i petrol engine will develop 137bhp and 183Nm of torque, and will be available with manual and automatic transmissions.
The new Innova is equipped with a drive mode system. The Eco mode helps optimise fuel efficiency while the Power mode maximises engine response.
All the variants of the new Innova are equipped with Anti-lock brake system (ABS) with EBD. All the variants feature dual SRS airbag and knee airbag, while the Q variant boasts of side airbags and curtain-shield airbags. The Q variant's safety is additionally spruced up with Hill Assist Control and Vehicle Stability Control, while Isofix child seat tether anchors are provided in all variants.