2016 New-gen Toyota Innova
The latest generation of the Toyota MPV already garnered over 15,000 bookings. Pictured: Toyota Innova CrystaPR handout

Toyota's new Innova is just fresh from the oven and the first country to receive the latest version is Indonesia. Anticipating the surge in sales, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) had invested nearly Rs 2,422 crore in the manufacturing facility in Indonesia. The efforts seem to have paid off.

Nandi Julianto, Director of Production Engineering, TMMIN, stated that every 90 seconds, a New Toyota Innova is rolled out from the factory, reports otomotif.kompas.com.

Priced between 282 million to 423.8 million Indonesian rupees, which is roughly Rs 13.59 lakh to Rs 20.43 lakh, the new Innova was launched on 23 November in Indonesia. The production of the vehicle at the Karawang plant commenced early November.

The new Innova measures 4,735mm in length, 1,830mm in width, 1,795mm in height with a wheelbase of 2750mm. The new car will be available with the new top-of-the-line Q variant followed by the V and G trims. 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 India launch is expected in early 2016 and the new MPV will be manufactured at Toyota Kirloskar Motor's plant near Bengaluru. An increased sale similar to that witnessed in Indonesia is expected in India. 

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