Toyota Innova

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Toyota Innova
Toyota Innova (first generation) (front), Kajang.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Also called Toyota Kijang Innova (Indonesia)
Production 2004–present
Body and chassis
Class Compact MPV
Body style 5-door wagon
Chronology
Predecessor Toyota Kijang

The Toyota Innova (Japanese: トヨタイノーバ Toyota Inōba) 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 Toyota Hilux 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, Kuwait and the UAE. The name "Innova" comes from the English word Innovation.

First generation (AN40; 2004–2015)[edit]

First generation (AN40)
Toyota Innova face.jpg
2005 Toyota Innova (TGN40)
Overview
Production 2004–2015
Assembly
Body and chassis
Layout Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Platform Toyota IMV platform
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
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)

On 1 September 2004, Toyota launched the AN40 series Innova, badged Kijang Innova in Indonesia. This came after the 2003 introduction of the new Toyota Avanza—the replacement for cheaper versions of the Kijang. Thus, Innova is more luxurious and expensive than the Kijang. The Kijang Innova has a body-on-frame chassis constructed from the Toyota IMV platform, as shared with the Hilux pickup truck and Fortuner SUV.

The Innova MPV sold in large numbers in India (where it's known as an MUV)- primarily serving the tourist taxi market and fleet operations of large technology business process outsourcing companies. It also enjoyed large markets in Malaysia, East Timor and Philippines. In the Philippines, it replaced the Revo, the name of Kijang in that market.

Engine[edit]

The Innova is powered by either a gasoline 2.0-liter 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 D-4D common rail turbo diesel engine. Trim levels are J, E, G, and V. The 2.7-liter unit is only for the V, with automatic transmission.

The 2.7-liter gasoline engine was dropped from the Indonesian market due to low demand. The diesel variants use turbocharged 2KD-FTV engine which produces 102 hp (76 kW) and 260 N·m (190 lb·ft) of torque when mated to the four-speed automatic transmission and 200 N·m (150 lb·ft) when mated to the five-speed manual. Gasoline versions are also available in five-speed manual or four-speed automatic versions. All variants utilise the rear-wheel drive configuration. It is available in five variants : GX, VX and ZX for 2.4- and GX and ZX for the 2.8-liter.

Facelifts[edit]

2008[edit]

The 2008 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.[2] 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 17, 2013, during the 68th Independence day of Republic Indonesia, Toyota Indonesia unveiled photos of the Innova's third facelift, also known as the New Kijang Innova. Changes consist of a larger grille, redesigned bumpers and a new trunk garnish exclusive to the E, G and V variants.[3] A four-spoke steering wheel and dual airbags are also standard features on this model.[4]

Market[edit]

Indonesia

Sold as the Kijang Innova, the models available were J Business, J, E, G, G Luxury, V and V Luxury.

This generation, has been facelifted three times:

  • 2008: Changed front bumper and grille design, rear lamps and bumpers, and redesigned the wheels (V only, G use the wheels from old V). Two-tone interior color (grey and beige) is now a standard.
  • 2011: Changed front and rear fascia (such as lamps, bumpers & grille) and redesigned the wheels (V only, G use the wheels from old V). E grade now received alloy wheels (shared the same design with G, J grade received center caps) and double blower AC. The steering wheel design is now changed. Center dashboard fascia is now have freshened design and add more features such as sat-nav, cameras, etc. A rear wiper was now a standard.
  • 2013: Redesigned the front bumper, rear bumper and grille (is now larger, similar to Toyota Alphard) and added rear ornaments (not available for J). G, V and Luxury variants got two-tone wheel color and new aerokit. Interior color changed to black and grey. ABS, four-spoke steering wheel, rear blower and dual SRS airbags is now a standard.
India

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 four-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 first generation Innova received an update for the Indian market in 2015.[5] With this update, all variants gained dual airbags and there were cosmetic changes such as the inclusion of dark grey two-tone alloy wheels, wood finished steering wheel, redesigned leather seats, and a new oak interior colour.[6] Rear HVAC outlets were also specified as standard as part of this update.[7]

Malaysia
Pre-facelift Innova (Malaysia)

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-liter engine featuring VVT-i. The powertrains available are either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic with ECT.

Philippines

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 and in that same year, a facelift version of the Innova was launched, featuring a redesigned front bumper, headlights, and taillights. The only difference is that the E variant offers Twilight blue color and in early 2014 another facelift version of the Innova was launched redesigned front bumper and tailgate were featured and an additional color was add Dark brown metallic was available in E,G and V variants and the V variant receives GPS navigation. In June 2015, TMP offered a limited edition 1 million Innova with GPS navigation, rear spoiler and 1 million badge and it has an additional emerald green exterior color.

Vietnam

The Innova was the first product of Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV) and was introduced in January 2006.

Second generation (AN140; 2015–present)[edit]

Second generation (AN140)
2016 Toyota Kijang Innova 2.0 Q (TGN140R) 2016-05-18.jpg
Toyota Kijang Innova 2.0 Q (TGN140R)
Overview
Production 2015–present
Assembly
  • Indonesia
Layout Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine
  • 2.0 L 1TR-FE I4 (gasoline)
  • 2.7 L 2TR-FE I4 (gasoline)
  • 2.4 L 2GD-FTV I4 (turbocharged diesel)
  • 2.8 L 1GD-FTV I4 (turbocharged diesel)
Transmission
  • 5-speed manual
  • 6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,750 mm (108.3 in)
Length 4,735 mm (186.4 in)
Width 1,830 mm (72.0 in)
Height 1,795 mm (70.7 in)
Interior

The second generation Innova, the AN140 series, was launched on 23 November 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The new series is a completely new vehicle with a new platform and new diesel engines.[8] 2.0- and 2.7-liter petrol engines are carried over from the previous model, while 2.4- and 2.8-liter diesel engines are completely new. The available transmission options are five-speed manual and six-speed automatic.

Market[edit]

Indonesia
Toyota Kijang Innova (TGN140R) 2.0 Q

Models range from the base Grande (G type) to the Victory (V type) to the top level Quantum (Q type).[9] J and E variants were stopped because of low demand.

The G and V variants were equipped with standard halogen headlamps with reflector, while the Q variant has LED projector headlamps and LED daytime running lights. All models were equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels as standard. Only the 2.4 Q has 17-inch alloy wheels. Outer mirror with turning signals was available as standard feature. Optional body kit is available for all variants.[10]

All models have multi information display (monochrome for G and TFT screen for V and Q), parking camera, driving mode selector (Eco & Power mode), triple blower AC, steering-mounted audio control, 6 speakers, chilled glove box and a tilt-telescopic steering system as standard. G variant has a 2 DIN audio system with 7-inch touchscreen monitor, while the V and Q were equipped with 8-inch monitor. All models were capable to play MP3, MP4, DVD and WMA. SD card reader, USB port, AUX in, Bluetooth and voice command were available as standard. V and Q audio systems were enhanced with Miracast, DLNA, WiFi, internet browser, Toyota Move application and GPS navigation system. Automatic dual zone climate control AC was available as standard for V and Q variants. G and V has copper brown interior color with faux aluminium panel, while Q variant has full black interior color, wood panel and captain seats as standard. The start-stop engine button and follow me home function are only available in Q variant. The Q diesel variant exclusively provides emergency brake signal, vehicle stability control, and hill-start assist. These features are not present in the Q gasoline.[9]

The engine variants in the Indonesian market are the 2.0-liter 1TR-FE gasoline and 2.4-liter 2GD-FTV common rail diesel.

The 2.4-liter 2GD-FTV diesel engine generates 149 PS (110 kW) and 36.7 kg·m (360 N·m) of torque when mated to the six-speed automatic transmission and 34.9 kg·m (342 N·m) of torque when mated to the five-speed manual.[9]

India
Toyota Innova Crysta 2.4 Z (India)

For the Indian market, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) showcased the second generation Innova at Auto Expo in February 2016. Called the Innova Crysta, the all-new model of the MPV was launched in May 2016.[11] Exclusive for this model is a 2.8-liter 1GD-FTV inline-four turbo diesel engine producing 132 kW (177 hp) and 266 lb·ft (360 N·m). Features include cruise control, leather seats, powered seats and a powered boot lid.[12] The MPV launched in May 2016 as with two diesel engine options: the 2.8-liter 1GD-FTV diesel and the 2.4-liter 2GD-FTV diesel. The 2.8-liter "1GD-FTV" gets the six-speed automatic transmission while the 2.4-liter "2GD-FTV" gets the five-speed manual transmission.[13]

The Indian specification AN140 employs a double wishbone suspension with coil springs and stabilizer up front and a four-link with coil spring and lateral road suspension at the rear. The low end variants ride on 16-inch wheels, while the top-end variant receives 17-inch wheels.[14]

Philippines

The all new second generation Innova (AN140) debuted in the Philippine market on 26 February 2016.[15] The Innova variants includes the base J, the mid-level E, the higher spec G and the top of the line V.

The 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine power is rated at 171 PS (126 kW) and 360 N·m (270 lb·ft) of torque. Gasoline powered Innovas retain the familiar 2.0-liter TR engine with 136 PS (100 kW) and 183 N·m (135 lb·ft) of torque. Automatic transmission models inherit the six-speed automatic from its IMV cousins and also gets power and economy modes. A five-speed manual is also available. The J, E, and G variants received a standard halogen headlamps, while top-end V variant features LED projector headlamps and LED daytime running lights. The Philippine specification Innova (G/V) is equipped with a touchscreen as standard.[16] On the side, the 2016 Innova continued to be manufactured at Toyota's assembly plant in Santa Rosa, Laguna, rolled out on 14 April 2016[17] and went on sale across Toyota's Philippine dealerships later.

Middle East

Al Futtaim Motors, the distributor of Toyota in UAE, launched the AN140 on 6 April 2016. The UAE-specification is available with the 2.7-liter 2TR-FE producing 122 kW (164 hp) and 180 lb·ft (250 N·m) of torque, combined with the six-speed automatic transmission.[18]

China

The AN140 is already patented and scheduled for launch in China later.[19]

Vietnam

On 18 July 2016, the AN140 series launched in Vietnam with three different trim levels: Innova J, Innova E, and Innova G.[20]

References[edit]

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