|Toyota Kijang Innova|
Toyota Astra Motor|
Toyota Motor Vietnam
Toyota Kirslokar Motor
Toyota Motor Philippines
|Production||2004—present (Still Continuing)|
Santa Rosa City, Laguna, Philippines
Vĩnh Phúc, Vietnam
|Successor||Toyota Kijang (sixth generation)|
|Body style||5-door MPV[steel body]|
2.0 L 1TR-FE VVT-i I4|
2.7 L 2TR-FE VVT-i I4
2.5 L 2KD-FTV diesel I4
5-Speed Manual |
|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)|
Toyota Fortuner |
Toyota Hilux Vigo
The Toyota Innova is a Toyota-designed Compact 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 2004 in Indonesia. Toyota 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 simply Innova.
Powering the Innova is either a gasoline 2.0 liter 136 PS (100 kW) 1TR-FE VVT-i, a 2.7 liter (2TR-FE) version of the same, or a 2.5 liter 102 PS (75 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 the V, with automatic transmission. The Innova features a live rear axle and it is of front engined, rear wheel drive configuration. The 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Toyota Qualis), Malaysia (replacing Toyota Unser), the Philippines (replacing Toyota Revo), Taiwan (replacing outdated Toyota Zace surf), Vietnam (replacing outdated Toyota Zace) and Thailand. Unlike some of the Innova's competition, 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 — 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. The Toyota Innova is also available in Brunei, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.
It has a new engine, different from the older Kijang gasoline engine. Unfortunately, while the new engine produces more power (2,000 cc) it is only capable of 6-8 kilometres on a litre of petrol (14.1-18.8 mpg-US). But after the minor change in 2007, the engine is now equipped with a closed loop combustion system, and based on information from the Auto Bild Indonesia test, it is now capable of 11-12 kilometres on one litre of petrol (about 27.0 mpg-US).
In Indonesia and the Philippines, this is the most basic edition of the Innova. It has a standard type single disc CD tuner with only two speakers (front only) and a plastic interior, and receives steel wheels with full hubcaps.It has manual keys (no remote control), no rear wiper, and no foglamps.
In most areas, the E variant is the most basic edition of the Innova. It has manual keys (no remote control), no rear wiper, and no foglamps. It usually has a standard tape player (cassette with manual tuner), and has only 2 speakers (on the front only). It is usually the cheapest version, sold for around 200 million rupiahs (about US$ 22.000). However, the facelifted versions receives features taken from the now discontinued first generation G-version.
In the Philippines and Indonesia, this is the middle class edition of the Innova. In these markets it also gets a rear wiper, power mirrors, doorlocks, and windows, and also a standard CD/MP3 tuner with four speakers. The E also has ABS and a driver-side airbag.
The G variant has enhanced features like color-keyed wing mirrors and door handles, mouldings, a chrome tailgate garnish, and in the interior wood grain-styled trim on center console and door switch base. The dashboard features Optitron illumination with a rheostat.
The V variant is the top-of-the-line variant of the Innova. It has fog lamps, leather seats, digital environment control panel, a DVD navigation system and is available with captain seats. It also has chrome finish rear view mirrors and handles. It costs nearly Rp 250.000.000. In the Philippines, the V variant comes with two engines, the 1TR-FE 2.0 L VVT-i gasoline engine and the 2KD-FTV 2.5L D4-D diesel engine. Both are equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission and cost around PhP 1,140,000 for the gasoline and PhP 1,195,000 for the diesel. The V variant also equip with ABS and Airbag system. In Indonesia the "V" receives the larger and more powerful 2.7 L 2TR-FE, also only in conjunction with an automatic transmission.
In the Philippines, there is also a new variant of the Innova called the Sport Runner, which is an upgraded E variant. It is only available with a 2.5L 2KD-FTV D4-D turbo diesel engine and has a choice between an automatic or a manual stick-shift transmission. It also has power mirrors, doorlocks, windows, and a 1-DIN CD/MP3 tuner with four speakers. But unlike the E variant, It has fog lamps, semi-fabric seats, color-coded door mirrors and handles, and a high mount stop lamp. It too has ABS and a driver-side airbag. It costs PhP 1,064,000 for the automatic and PhP 999,000 for the manual.
 2009 facelift It is on sale in Far East Asian and Middle East markets.The new 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 facelift
On July 15, 2011, PT Toyota Astra Motor launched a major facelift models called Grand New Kijang Innova. With the revised headlights, grille, bonnet, bumpers & tail lights, the Grand New Kijang Innova is offered in J, E, G, G Luxury, V, and V Luxury model grades. The Grand New Kijang Innova features a variety of practical and versatile features for you and your family comfort during travel, as follows:
- New Steering Wheel with Steering Switch (Type V)
- New Audio 2 DIN 6" Touchscreen, DVD, CD, MP3, USB/AUX & WMA Player (Type G & V)
- New Rear Roof Monitor (Type V)
- New Corner Sensor (Type V)
- New Front Personal Lamp & Sunglass Holder (Type V)
- New Wooden Panel (Type V)
- New Combination Meter (All Types)
This Grand New Kijang Innova has six colors:
- Black Mica
- Dark Steel Mica
- Grey Mica Metallic
- Silky Gold Mica Metallic
- Silver Metallic
- Super White
 Markets outside Indonesia
The Innova is launched on the 27th of May, 2005 with the tagline "Got Class" because of its space. The Innova currently offered by UMW Toyota Motors Malaysia comes in two variants. Both are 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.
Some of the features that the 2.0G offers are ABS, multi-information display, self illuminated meters, map lamps, illuminated ashtray, climate control and dual air bags. The 2.0G looks far more upmarket compared than does the 2.0E as chrome trims are added, whereas the lower grade 2.0E has black coloured door handles and front grille.
The Innova is a slow-seller in Malaysia because of its frame and ladder chassis, poor weight to power ratio and absence of a diesel variant unlike the preceding Toyota Zace. Diesels are often favoured in this segment because of improved fuel economy and high low-rpm torque. Moreover, the rise of reconditioned imported cars such as the Toyota Wish and Toyota Estima further slows down its sales. Nissan Grand Livina, Proton Exora and Perodua Alza have had better sales because of their monocoque body, which leads to better handling and lower asking price.
In the Indian auto market Toyota Innova is available with twelve variants. Three variants of Toyota Innova come with a petrol engine option which is powered by 2.0L, 1998cc, 1TR-FE, Gasoline, 4 Inline Cylinder petrol engine with EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection). The EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection) technology enhances the fuel efficiency and performance of the vehicle. This engine delivers high engine performance and produces 132 PS of maximum power at 5600rpm with 181 Nm of maximum torque at 4000rpm.
The diesel variants of Toyota Innova are powered by 2.5L, 2494cc, 2KD-FTV, diesel engine with Turbocharger, 4 Inline Cylinder and with Common-Rail Direct Injection fuel supply system. This diesel engine produces 102 PS of maximum power at 3600rpm and 200 Nm of maximum torque at 1400~3400rpm.
Toyota Innova Models in India
|Toyota Innova 2.0 G1 Petrol 8-seater||It is a base petrol variant of Toyota Innova that comes without few standard features like Airbags, Trip Computer, Power Windows, Power ORVMs, Rear Aircon, Central Locking, Remote Locking, etc.|
|Toyota Innova 2.0 G4 Petrol 8-seater||Some of the additional features that this variant offers are Driver Seat Height Adjustment, Rear Wiper, Rear AC Vents, etc.|
|Toyota Innova 2.0 V Petrol 8-seater||It is a top end petrol variant of Toyota Innova. Some of the additional features that this variant offers are Alloy Wheels, Fog Lamps, Chrome Outside Rear view Mirror, MID (Multi Information Display), Optitron Combimeter with Illumination Control, Wooden Panels, Automatic Climate Control AC, 2 DIN AM/FM 1CD (With MP3) with Six Speakers, ABS, Airbags and many more features.|
|Toyota Innova 2.5 E Diesel MS 8-seater||It is the base diesel variant of Toyota Innova that comes without few standard features like Clock, Tachometer, Cigarette Lighter, Power Outlet, Audio System, ABS, airbags, etc.|
|Toyota Innova 2.5 E Diesel MS 7-seater||All the features are similar to that of Toyota Innova 2.5 E Diesel MS 8-seater excepth the Power Steering, seven passenger seating capacity and rear seat slide.|
|Toyota Innova 2.5 E Diesel PS 8-Seater||All features are similar like Toyota Innova 2.5 E Diesel MS 8-seater, only two difference are Power Steering, eight passenger seating capacity and rear bench seat.|
|Toyota Innova 2.5 E Diesel PS 7-Seater||All features are similar like Toyota Innova 2.5 E Diesel MS 8-seater, only two difference are Power Steering, seven passenger seating capacity and rear seat slide.|
|Toyota Innova 2.5 G1 Diesel 8-seater||Some of the additional features that this variant offers are Clock, Tachometer, Driver Seat belt Warning, Cigarette Lighter, Power Outlet, Sunvisor Passenger, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Immobilizer, etc.|
|Toyota Innova 2.5 G4 Diesel 7-seater||Some of the additional features that this variant offers are Rear Wiper, Body Colored ORVMs, Front Map Lamp, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, Fabric Seats, Rear AC Vents, etc.|
|Toyota Innova 2.5 G4 Diesel 8-seater||All features are similar like Toyota Innova 2.5 G4 Diesel 7-seater, only difference is eight passenger seating capacity.|
|Toyota Innova 2.5 V Diesel 7-seater||It is a top end variant of Toyota Innova. Some of the additional features of this variant are Alloy Wheels, Fog Lamps, Electrically Controlled Chrome ORVMs, MID (Multi Information Display), Optitron Combimeter With Illumination Control, Driver + Passenger Seat Belt Warning, Wooden Finished Panels, Automatic Climate Control Air Conditioner, 2 DIN AM/FM 1CD (With MP3) with Six Speakers,dual airbags,ABS+EBD etc.|
|Toyota Innova 2.5 V Diesel 8-seater||All features are similar to that of Toyota Innova 2.5 V Diesel 7-seater,centre two seats are replaced with single three seater.|
The Innova was introduced in 2005 to replace the Revo and bring it to international level. 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 and as a patrol vehicle by the Philippine National Police. The 2009 model is currently available. There is also a Sport Runner variant of the Innova on sale, but only with a diesel engine.
The Innova. along with its sister model, the Fortuner, has been very successful in Vietnam. Replacing the Toyota Zace, it has become one of the best selling cars in the country and is very common as a taxi. In April 2011 the Innova hit the news as it became the subject of the biggest ever automotive recall in Vietnam, as 65,703 Innovas and Fortuners were recalled to rectify over-responsive braking systems as well as "improperly mounted camber bolts and seats."
- ↑ "2009 Toyota Innova hits Dubai roads". Drivearabia.com. http://www.drivearabia.com/news/2008/11/25/2009-toyota-innova-hits-dubai-roads/. Retrieved 2011-03-20.
- ↑ Son, Thai (2011-04-16), "Toyota Vietnam apologizes for country’s largest car recall", Thanh Nien, http://www.thanhniennews.com/2010/Pages/20110416101759.aspx
 Official sites
- Official Toyota Innova page (Indonesia)
- Official Toyota Innova page (Taiwan)
- Official Toyota Innova page (Thailand)
- Official Toyota Innova page (Philippines)
- Official Toyota Innova page (Malaysia)
- Official Toyota Innova page (India)
- Official Toyota Innova page (Vietnam)