Toyota Innova

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Toyota Innova
Toyota Kijang Innova
ManufacturerToyota Astra Motor
Bangalore, India
PredecessorToyota Kijang / Revo
Body style(s)5-door MPV
Engine(s)2.0 & 2.7 liter gasoline (VVT-i),
2KD-FTV 2.5 liter Diesel (D4-D)
Transmission(s)5-Speed Manual and 4-Speed Automatic
Wheelbase2750 mm (108.3 in)
Length4555 mm (179.3 in)
Width1770 mm (69.7 in)
Height1750 mm (68.9 in)
Curb weight1665 kg (3671 lb)
RelatedToyota Fortuner
Toyota Hilux Vigo
Toyota Kijang Innova
ManualService Manual

The Toyota Innova is a toyota designed MPV i.e. being less than 4,600 mm (181.1 in) in length as per the European system of size classification, produced in Indonesia under supervision by Toyota Astra Motor since 2003. As with Toyota Kijang, which it replaced, the Toyota Innova is produced and first marketed in 2003 in Indonesia. Toyota Innova is part of Toyota's IMV program together with Hilux Vigo pickup truck and Fortuner PPV. The official name in Indonesia is Toyota Kijang Innova, while for other countries is just Innova.

Powering the Innova is either 2.0 liter 136 hp (101 kW) 1TR-FE VVT-i, 2.7 liter 2TR-FE VVT-i gasoline, or 2.5 liter 102 hp (76 kW) 2KD-FTV D4-D common rail variable geometry turbocharger Diesel engine. Trim levels are J, E, G, and V. The 2.7 liter is only for V with automatic transmission.It features a live rear axle and it is of front engined rear wheel drive configuration. Newly added V variant adds ABS, leather seats and captain chairs.

The Innova is also sold in India (replacing Toyota Qualis), Malaysia (replacing Toyota Unser), the Philippines (replacing Toyota Revo), Taiwan (replacing outdated Toyota Zace surf), and Thailand. Unlike some of the Innova's competition, such as the TATA Sumo Grande , Chevrolet Tavera or the newly launched Mahindra Xylo, the Innova looks more like a minivan — in fact, its styling can be said to be similar to Toyota's other MPV offerings, namely the USDM Toyota Sienna and the Toyota Previa. In addition the Innova was designed to be affordable and not expensive as the other MPVs in India. The Toyota Innova is also available in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Vietnam.

Philippine version

The Innova was introduced in 2005 to replace the Revo and currently the Philippines' best selling vehicle, surpassing its rivals Mitsubishi Adventure and Isuzu Hi-Lander in total sales having 10,544 units sold (as of 2007). Variants include the J (base model without Power windows, locks, or mirrors, manual transmission ,and plastic interiors), 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 taxicab by the Ninoy Aquino International Airport's coupon taxi companies. The 2009 model is currently available.


Toyota Innova at Kerala, India

It has new engine, different from the older Kijang gasoline engine. Unfortunately, the new engine gives more power (2000 cc) but a liter of petrol (1 liter = 1000 ml) only fit for 7-8 kilometres (1 miles = 1.6 kilometres, 1 kilometres = 1000 metres). But after the minor change in 2007, the engine is now equipped with close loop combustion system, and based from Auto Bild Indonesia test, the consumption of petrol is 1 litre can fit for 9-10 kilometres. A powerful 2.7 petrol engine is also available, tuned to pump out more than 170 bhp featured in the Toyota Venza It available in US also


J(Philippine Model)

In the Philippines, it is the most basic edition of Innova. It has manual keys (no remote control), no rear wiper, no foglamps, no high mount stop lamp, and no power features. It has a standard type 1-CD tuner with only 2 speakers (front only) and a plastic interior, and only has steel wheels with full cap.


E version is the most basic edition of Innova. It has manual keys (no remote control), no rear wiper, no foglamps. It only has standard tape (cassette with manual tuner), and only have 2 speakers (on the front only). It's the cheapest, and sold around 160 million rupiahs (about US$ 14,600).

Philippine model: It is the middle class edition of Innova. It has manual keys (no remote control), rear wiper, but no foglamps and high mount stop lamp. It has power mirrors , doorlocks, windows, and a standard type 1-CD tuner with four speakers. It also has ABS and a driver-side airbag.


The G version has enhanced features like wing mirrors, door handles, moulding and back door garnish in chrome; and wood grain finishing at the center console and door switch base. The meter combination features Optitron illumination with a rheostat. Other elements include a Multi Information Display, dual air-conditioner with Automatic Climate Control, a DC power outlet, a high mount stop lamp to remind drivers of sudden braking, and ABS and SRS airbags.


The V version is the top version and has ABS and SRS Bags for improved safety, fog lamps for good visibility in fog, a high mount stop lamp, Automatic Climate Control, 2 DIN audio system with 6 speakers and alloy wheels. It even has chrome finish rear view mirror and handles. It costs nearly INR 10,79,500.


Facelifted Toyota Innovas were first spotted on test in Indonesia[1]. The updated Innova features automatic climate control, side door impact beams, minor styling changes to the front and rear, 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.


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