Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Toyota Innova

Toyota Innova


Rs. 7,74,000 - Rs. 15,50,000


Innova Diesel
Car Body Type:
C+ Segment
Top Speed:
Fuel Consumption: 
17.00 kmpl.
Fuel Consumption: 
13.00 kmpl.


Quality Interiors
Good Resale Value
Comfortable Seating
High Price
Bland Looks


2494cc, CRDi
Engine Type:
Maximum Power:
101 Bhp @ 3600 rpm
Maximum Torque:
200 Nm @ 1400 rpm


4580 mm
1770 mm
1755 mm


Seating Capacity:
Tyre Size:
205/65 R15
Double Wishbone With Stabilizer, Coil Spring
Turning Circle:
5.40 mtrs.
Front Disk, Rear Drum
5 Manual
Ground Clearance:
176.00 mm
Kerb Weight:
1640.00 kgs.
Fuel Tank:

The fact that the Innova is 2 generations ahead of the Qualis can easily made out at first glance. The Innova's contemporary design emphasizes the fact that it is designed to cater to the world market. Toyota has recently launched new innova in Malaysia with minor facelift. Since its launch in 2005 in India, the Innova has been a favourite with taxi operators as well as Indian families and the facelifted model should only increase its appeal.
Design & Style
A glimpse of the new innova will acquaint you with a new bonnet that slopes to ensure better visibility, easy parking, and even contributes to driving safety. Highlighting the external appeal is the new taillight, impressive 3-dimensional grille, and front fog lamps. Innova retains its MPV-ish looks which looks very good viewed from all angles. It looks much better and proportionate than the Mahindra Xylo which looks very unstable due to less width and more height. Here is a list of some additions and changes made to the esterior design of New Innova.
  • New front grille
  • New front and rear bumpers.
  • New clear lens headlamps.
  • New front fog lights.
  • New clear lens tail lamps.
  • New centre console.
Engine & Transmission
New Innova is available with two engine options - The 2.0 litre 4-cylinder fuel injected petrol engine, featuring the VVT-i technology & the more popular engine option - the 2.5 litres 4 cylinder turbocharged common rail direct injection diesel. Both mated to 5-speed manual transmission. New Innova is also available with option of CNG. 
The Innova doesn't feel like a compromise at all, it doesn't feel like those split personalities we encounter so often with cars in India. The Innova rides on a rigid tubular section chassis. It uses double wishbones with coil springs up front and the rear uses a non-independent suspension, with four links and a lateral rod with coil springs.
The engine seems very relaxed and composed even at speeds just above 1300rpm and the torque seems relentless, all the way to 4500rpm, beyond which you do get a feeling of driving a diesel. Noise and vibrations associated with diesels seem to be from a bygone era, as far as this engine is concerned.The transmission is very well designed and is very capable of using the power of this diesel quite well.
The gearshift is surprisingly short throw and the positioning of the shifter couldn't have been better. This car is capable of cruising with much composure, even at speeds exceeding 120Kph. The torquey engine also means that you need not shift too many times during your city runs. Toyota has gone about their plan by making sure that components are either localized or manufactured in large numbers, both of which result in increased profits without any compromise on quality.
Interiors & Features
The Interiors of top model comes with faux wood finish on the centre console and the seats are fabric which feel very comfortable, thanks to the good lumbar and under thigh support. A very thoughtful feature is the adjustable seat at the back, which can move back and forth. This feature can maximize rear seat space, especially if you are regularly driven around.
Pockets integrated into the seats form perfect recesses for the seat belts and their clips to be tucked away. The Plastics used are of very high quality and will most definitely keep rattles at bay. The stereo is placed high for easy access and readability, an important safety feature skipped in most cars. Innovation seems to be the idea behind the entire design and engineering process.
The centre console and dashboard design gives a very neat and clean look. New innova comes with dash integrated CD player which enhances the looks further. The music system controls are mounted on steering wheel. Also it has automatic climate control system - which was not even optional in the top variant of outgoing innova model. Here is a list of interior changes and additions made in New Innova.
·  Automatic climate control system.
·  In-Dash 6 CD changer.
·  Steering mounted audio controls.
·  Faux wood finish on centre console and around AC vents.
Thus making sure that the product remains worthy of the Toyota brand. A brand associated with cars that are well worthy of outliving their owners. Not many cars of recent times have enjoyed the anticipation that the Innova has. It has replaced one of the best selling cars in the country. As a matter of fact, Innova seems to be the face of an all new mini van market, while also making sure that SUV, Taxi and sedan buyers take a close look. And the new innova is going to take all this a step further with additional features and up-to-date designing.

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