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Toyota Innova

Overview
Outside

The new Toyota Innova, coined as Toyota Innova Aero has been upgraded with fine quality features in its exteriors in 2012.

Inside

The classic version of the Toyota Innova is available in both 7-seater and 8-seater. A combined comfort and ruggedness associated with other MUVs are often offered in this version of Innova.

Mileage

9.0 kmpl / 13.0 kmpl (City / Highway)

Engine

2.5-litre 100.57bhp 16V 2KD-FTV Diesel Engine

Performance

Maximum Power - 100.57bhp@3600rpm
Maximum Torque - 200Nm@1400-3400rpm

Suspension

Front - Double Wishbone
Rear - Four Link With Lateral Rod

Brakes

Front - Ventilated Disc
Rear - Leading-Trailing Drum

Competitors

Mahindra XUV 500, Renault Lodgy, Honda Mobilio, Mahindra Scorpio, Maruti Ertiga

Price

Rs 10.5 - 16.0 Lakh

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Positives

1. Impressive performance of the diesel engine
2. GOA chassis structure ensures maximum protection
3. Large cabin space and interiors
4. Complete family car for picnic purposes

Negatives

1. NHV levels are pretty high
2. Mileage is not up to the mark
3. Interiors are rather cheap and no leather upholstery
4. A bit pricey compared to its competitors in the same segment

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7.6
Interior
6.1
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7.2
Handling
7.6
Safety
6.3
Bottom Line

Toyota Innova is one of the most popular Multi-Utility Vehicle (MUV) that the Indian auto market had ever seen. The official name of this car in Indonesia is Toyota Kijang Innova whereas in India, it is known simply as the Toyota Innova. Studies have revealed that this car has replaced Toyota Kijang globally.

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Toyota Innova is one of the most popular Multi-Utility Vehicle (MUV) that the Indian auto market had ever seen. The official name of this car in Indonesia is Toyota Kijang Innova whereas in India, it is known simply as the Toyota Innova. Studies have revealed that this car has replaced Toyota Kijang globally. However, in India, this MUV has replaced Toyota Qualis and got its name embedded in every human mind. The famous Toyota Motors, following their success in every country, finally collaborated with an Indian Kirloskar group and is known as Toyota Kirloskar Motors. Toyota Innova is regarded as the most commonly used vehicles in India and has been found to be the best match for Indian roads. Although Toyota had launched this version of Innova in 2005, it had found their path to success, ever since. Being one of the most economical MUV in India, Toyota Innova ranges from 9.2 – 14.2 lakhs.

Toyota Innova

Exterior

The new Toyota Innova, coined as Toyota Innova Aero has been upgraded with fine quality features in its exteriors in 2012. From the front, the protruding indicators on its angular headlamps give this car a more dignified appearance. The beautiful grille which encloses the oval shaped fog lamps with the chrome thick band makes this car look rather wide. The windshield, slanted A and D pillars and outstanding alloy wheels are other stunning features of the advanced Toyota Innova. The rear has a quarter windows along the side and a rear tinted window. Good ground clearance of 176mm along with these jaw dropping features makes the new Toyota Innova simply irresistible. The MUV measures 4584mm in length, 1760mm in width and 1760mm in height.

Toyota Innova Toyota Innova

Interior

The classic version of the Toyota Innova is available in both 7-seater and 8-seater. A combined comfort and ruggedness associated with other MUVs are often offered in this version of Innova. The plushest interiors ever seen in an MUV segment has been the key feature that makes this product outstanding. Space and the comforts offered by the car is the most significant specialty of this car. The elegance of the interior designing is another contributing factor that makes the product wanting. Beige shade is offered on the plastics that are used on this esteemed car. An advanced graphic instrument panel has been the yet another feature offered by this MUV. The dashboard is colored with a single tone all through, which is separated from the features stuffed under it by a dark faux wood. The gear knob, steering wheel and other upholsteries is made out of leather which gives this car a yet more impressive interior. Wooden finished pane, Multi Information Display, Tachometer, Trip Meter, High Quality dual tone seat color, etc. are some of the distinguishing features of the new Toyota Innova.

Toyota Innova Toyota Innova

Engine & Performance

Toyota Innova will have both diesel as well petrol engine option. Three of the petrol variants will be powered by a 2.0L, 4 cylinder inline petrol engine with EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection). This engine will be producing a maximum power output of 132 PS @ 5600rpm and a max torque of 181 Nm @ 4000 rpm. Similarly all the diesel variants will be powered by high performance 2.5L, 4 cylinder inline diesel engine equipped with Turbocharger, and CRDi (Common Rail Direct Injection) fuel supply system. This engine can produce a maximum power output of 102 PS @ 3600 rpm and a max torque of 200 Nm @ 1400-3400 rpm.

Safety

Advanced safety features are yet another key factor that makes the version inexplicable. Dual Front SRS airbag Anti Lock Brakes System, Collapsible Steering Wheel Column, Front Disk Brakes, High Rigidity Frame, Child Lock, Theft Deterrent system in Immobilizer, Anti Submarine Seats, Global Outstanding Assessment Body, Load Sensing Proportion Value, Side door impact beams, Central Locking  System,  etc. are some of the other impressive safety features of the Toyota Innova. Excellent handling is ensured by greater ground clearance offered by this advanced Toyota Innova, even on bumpy and rough roads. Outstanding driving comfort is offered by the coil spring double wishbone of the front suspension.

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