Toyota Innova

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Toyota Innova
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Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 2004—present
Assembly Karawang, Indonesia (Toyota Astra)
Bidadi, India (Toyota India)
Santa Rosa City, Laguna, Philippines (Toyota Philippines)
Zhongli, Taiwan (Kuozui)
Vĩnh Phúc, Vietnam (Toyota Vietnam)
Body and chassis
Class Compact MPV
Body style 5-door MPV
Platform N-series
Related Toyota Fortuner
Toyota Hilux Vigo
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission 5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,750 mm (108.3 in)
Length 4,555 mm (179.3 in)
Width 1,770 mm (69.7 in)
Height 1,750 mm (68.9 in)
Curb weight 1,665 kg (3,671 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Toyota Kijang

The Toyota Innova is a compact MPV manufactured by Toyota. It is produced in Indonesia under supervision by Toyota Astra Motor since 2004. As with Toyota Kijang, which it replaced, the Innova is produced and first marketed in 2004 in Indonesia. The Innova is part of Toyota's IMV program together with the Hilux Vigo pickup truck and the Fortuner SUV. Its official name in Indonesia is Toyota Kijang Innova, while for other countries it is Innova.

The Innova is also sold in India (replacing the Toyota Qualis), Malaysia (replacing the Toyota Unser), the Philippines (replacing the Toyota Revo), Taiwan (replacing the Toyota Zace surf), Vietnam (replacing Toyota Zace), Jamaica and Thailand. Unlike some of its competitors, such as the TATA Sumo Grande, Chevrolet Tavera, or the Mahindra Xylo, but like the newly launched Tata Aria, the Innova looks more like a minivan. The Innova is also available in Brunei, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Oman and the UAE.

Engine[edit]

Toyota Innova

The Innova is powered by either a gasoline 2.0 L 136 PS (100 kW) 1TR-FE VVT-i, a 2.7 L (2TR-FE) version of the same, or a 2.5 L 102 PS (75 kW) 2KD-FTV D4-D common rail diesel engine. Trim levels are J, E, G, and V. The 2.7 litre unit is only for the V, with automatic transmission.

The 2.7 L gasoline engine was dropped from the Indonesian market due to low demand. The diesel variants use turbocharged 2KD-FTV engine which produces 102 hp and 260 Nm of torque. Both gasoline and diesel versions are available in either manual or automatic transmission. All variants use RWD configuration. correct Size in Feet

Facelifts[edit]

The 2009 and 2011 facelifted Innova in the Philippines (left) and Indonesia (right)

2009[edit]

The 2009 facelifted Innova was first spotted in Indonesia. It featured a redesigned front and rear bumper, front grille, and rear tail lamps. The V variants use updated wheels. This model also features automatic climate control, side door impact beams, as well as new extras such as parking sensors and an in-dash CD changer.[1] It is on sale in Far East Asian and Middle East markets. The Innova was launched in November 2008 in the Philippines and on January 28, 2009 in India. In Indonesia, the facelifted versions include the E variant, which now features the parts from the first-generation G variant.

2011[edit]

On July 15, 2011, PT Toyota Astra Motor launched the 2011 facelifted Innova, which as also known as the Grand New Kijang Innova. It featured redesigned headlights, grille, bonnet, bumpers & tail lights. The interior is updated with a new steering wheel, new air-conditioning knobs (for non V variants), and a revised center dashboard.

2013[edit]

On August 2013, Toyota Indonesia unveiled photos of the Innova's third facelift. Changes consist of a larger grille, redesigned bumpers and a new trunk garnish exclusive to the E, G and V variants.[2] A four-spoke steering wheel and dual airbags are also standard features on this model.[3]

Indonesia[edit]

Models available in Indonesia are J, E, G, G Lux, V and V Lux.

2014 facelift

Standard equipment

J Single air conditioner, tilt and power steering, power windows and power door lock, power outer mirror,upper and lower glove box, four-spoke urethane steering wheel, vinyl seat cover, seat belts on third-row seat, two-tone interior colour, single DIN audio system with 4 speakers, rear wiper, Toyota Auto Alarm, dual SRS airbags, ABS, steel wheel with 6-spoke wheel cap and 195/70 R 14 tyre
E (the E spec has all of the features of the J spec with,) Integrated Rear Blower Air Conditioner for 2nd and 3rd Row seats, double DIN audio system connected to 4 speakers and 2 tweeters, center console and rear console box, rear parking sensor, fabric seat cover and 205/65 R15 Tyre (with 10-spoke alloy wheel)
G (The G spec has all of the features of the E spec with) 2 DIN audio system with 5" display, CD, MP3 and WMA player connected to 4 speaker and 2 tweeters, fog lamp, driver seat with height adjuster, suede seat cover, integrated key with Toyota auto alarm and 205/65 R15 tyre (with 5-spoke forged two-tone alloy wheel)
V (The V spec has all the features of the G spec with,) Digital auto air conditioner with dual zone & climate control, 2 DIN audio system with 6 indash CD changer, 7" touchscreen monitor with Android(TM) operating system and internet connection, CD, DVD, MP3, MP4 and WMA player connected to 6 speakers and 2 tweeters, USB, AUX, SD & smartphone connectivity, Multi Information Display (MID), roof mounted monitor, 4-spoke steering wheel with leather cover, audio and MID switches, new wood instrument panel, optitron instrument panel, leather seat cover, leather covered shift knob, front personal lamp with sunglass holder, 12 Volt Power Outlet, door & body moulding, power outer mirror with automatic folding system, printed glass antenna, rear defogger and high mount LED stop lamp.
G and V Luxury second-row captain seat, emblem luxury, outer mirror with turning signal lamp, rear spoiler with lamp, specially made body aerokit, muffler cutter, side visor (V spec only) and rear licence ornament (V spec only)

Malaysia[edit]

The Innova was launched on 27 May 2005 replacing the Toyota Unser. The Innova is currently offered in two variants, which are both powered by Toyota's 1TR-FE 2.0 litre engine featuring VVT-i. The powertrains available are either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic with ECT.

The Innova sales have steadily improved in Malaysia because of its strong frame and ladder chassis, reliability, large seating capacity and ease of service. So far, the absence of a diesel variant unlike the preceding Toyota Zace has not had a marked impact on sales. Diesels are often favoured in this segment because of improved fuel economy and high low-rpm torque. Competitors, the Nissan Grand Livina, Proton Exora and Perodua Alza both have monocoque body, which are harder to repair, more complex and less durable.[citation needed]

For the 2011 facelift, the Innova was available in three variants: 2.0E (manual), 2.0E (automatic) and 2.0G (automatic)

Engine Powering the Malaysian version of the Innova is a 1998cc 4-cylinder In-line, 16-valve, DOHC with VVT-I. It produce 100Kw (136PS) at 5,600 rpm and 182 NM of torque (18.6 KG-m) at 4,000 rpm.
Transmission The 2.0E (manual) uses a 5 speed manual gearbox while the 2.0E (automatic) and 2.0G (automatic) have to use a 4 speed auto box.
Chassis The suspension used in the Malaysian verstion of the Innova are double wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar at the front and 4-link with coil spring and lateral rod at the back. The brakes are ventilated disc for the front and drum for the back. The tyres used are 205/65R15, Alloy.

India[edit]

In India, the Innova is available with twelve variants. Three variants of the Innova come with a petrol engine option which is powered by a 1,998 cc, 1TR-FE, gasoline, inline four-cylinder petrol engine with electronic fuel injection. The diesel variants of the Innova are powered by 2,494 cc, 2KD-FTV Diesel with intercooler and turbocharger 4 cylinder engine. In 2012, Toyota Bharat introduced a new grade "Z" in India which is placed above the VX grade – making it the most expensive trim in the entire line up. The available grades are E, G, GX, VX and Z.

The Innova received an update for the Indian market in 2015.[4]

Philippines[edit]

The Innova was introduced in 2005 to replace the Toyota Revo and bring it to international level. Variants include the J, the E (mid-level model with power features, airbags, and only available with a Diesel engine, but a Gasoline engine variant was added for MY 2008), the G (middle model with carry over features from the E Variant but with leather seats and interiors), and V, (high end model, which was introduced in the last quarter of 2006 and only available with an automatic transmission, captains chairs on the middle row, and high end audio system). It is used as a taxicab by the Ninoy Aquino International Airport's coupon taxi companies, as a metered taxicab in Metro Manila and as a patrol vehicle by the Philippine National Police. An upgrade vision of the Innova E trim was called the Sport Runner. It is only available with a 2.5 L 2KD-FTV D4-D turbo diesel engine and was offered with an automatic or manual transmission. It was offered until early 2012.

Vietnam[edit]

The Innova, along with its sister model, the Fortuner, has been very successful in Vietnam. The Innova was the first product of Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV) introduced in January 2006. Since its launching, the Innova has achieved resounding success thanks to the utility (multiple purposes), excellent quality, competitive price and high resale value. The Innova has quickly kept the best selling car position in Vietnam market and became the most suitable car to the society and most beloved by people with the accumulated record of sales of nearly 64,000 units, 4,233 units sold in 2012, accounting for the average market share of 64% in MPV segment (as of Feb 2013)[5][6]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Toyota Innova hits Dubai roads". Drivearabia.com. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  2. ^ "Toyota Indonesia website shows 360 degree view of revised Innova". Top Gear Philippines. 2013-08-20. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  3. ^ "Toyota Kijang Innova". Toyota Astra Motor. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  4. ^ Chatterjee, Aditya (2015-01-06). "Updated Toyota Innova launched". CarTrade.com. Retrieved 2015-01-06. 
  5. ^ "Penjualan Toyota Kijang Innova Tembus 1.5 Juta Unit" (Press release). Jakarta: Toyota. 2013-08-20. 
  6. ^ "Toyota Vietnam introduces new Innova & Fortuner 2013 - more safety, more pwerful" (Press release). Vietnam: Toyota. 2013-07-09. 

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