Toyota Innova

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Toyota Innova
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Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Also called Toyota Kijang Innova (Indonesia)
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
Layout FR
Platform IMV/N-series
Related Toyota Fortuner
Toyota Hilux Vigo
Toyota Kijang
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission 5-speed manual
4-speed automatic ECT
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 (Indonesia)
Toyota Revo (Philippines)

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 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, Australia, Kuwait and the UAE.

However, the second generation Innova was under development. It planned to launch in the 3rd quarter of 2015, with production starting from September 2015 along with the second generation Fortuner.[1][2]

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 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. All variants use RWD configuration.

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.[3] 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.[4] A four-spoke steering wheel and dual airbags are also standard features on this model.[5]

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]

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.[6]

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)[7][8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rao, Sanjay (2014-11-12). "Video: 2016 Toyota Innova Spied Testing in India". CarTrade.com. India. Retrieved 2015-06-14. 
  2. ^ Hanif, Ridwan (2015-05-24). "Toyota Kijang Innova and Toyota Fortuner Assembled In Indonesia, Starting This September!". AutonetMagz.com. Indonesia. Retrieved 2015-06-14. 
  3. ^ "2009 Toyota Innova hits Dubai roads". Drivearabia.com. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  4. ^ "Toyota Indonesia website shows 360 degree view of revised Innova". Top Gear Philippines. 2013-08-20. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  5. ^ "Toyota Kijang Innova". Toyota Astra Motor. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  6. ^ Chatterjee, Aditya (2015-01-06). "Updated Toyota Innova launched". CarTrade.com. Retrieved 2015-01-06. 
  7. ^ "Penjualan Toyota Kijang Innova Tembus 1.5 Juta Unit" (Press release). Jakarta: Toyota. 2013-08-20. 
  8. ^ "Toyota Vietnam introduces new Innova & Fortuner 2013 - more safety, more pwerful" (Press release). Vietnam: Toyota. 2013-07-09. 

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