Toyota Innova Overview
The new Toyota Innova,
a popular multi-utility vehicle, belongs to a breed of cars hardly seen in the Indian Auto market. This vehicle of Toyota is the fifth generation of the Toyota Kijang.
This car is a combination of spaciousness and ruggedness and renders the comfort of MUVs. The all new Toyota Innova
has dynamic exteriors with a lean and stylish shape, giving it an appealing look. The price of the car is between Rs. 8.35 lacs and Rs. 12.6 lacs and is available in both the petrol and diesel variants.Launch History
Toyota Motor launched its Toyota Innova
in the year 2005. The idea behind the launch of this vehicle was to replace Toyota Qualis. Toyota Innova
is basically a multi-utility vehicle with the elegance of a sedan. Since its launch, the company has been able to sell many cars in the country. Toyota Innova Variants
| Fuel Type || Variant || Features |
| Diesel || Toyota Innova 2.5 G4 || The Toyota Innova 2.5 G4 is powered by a diesel engine which offers a maximum displacement of 2494 cc. The maximum power output of the vehicle is 102 hp, whereas the torque generation of the vehicle is 200 Nm. A 5-speed manual transmission has been kept in this variant. |
| Petrol || Toyota Innova 2.0 GM || The Toyota Innova 2.0 GM Is powered by a petrol engine which produces a power of 136 hp while the torque generation capacity of the vehicle is calculated as 182 Nm. In this variant also, a 5-speed manual transmission is available. |
| Diesel || Toyota Innova 2.5 E MS 7 || This diesel variant has an engine displacement of 2494 cc. The vehicle produces a maximum power of 102 hp and comes with the A/C. |
| Petrol || Toyota Innova 2.0 G || The Toyota Innova 2.0 G is powered by a petrol engine and its maximum displacement is the same as that of the other petrol variants of Toyota Innova. The difference is that this car is available with the A/C and engine immobiliser. |
| Petrol || Toyota Innova 2.0 GX(8) M || The all new Toyota Innova 2.0 GX is a petrol variant and has similar technical specifications as the other petrol variants. The engine offers a displacement of 1998 cc with 5-speed manual transmission. The vehicle is available in a pure shiny metallic finish which separates it from the other petrol variants. |
| Diesel || Toyota Innova 2.5 V || Another diesel variant that offers a displacement of 2494 cc and generates a power of 102 hp. The added feature is that it comes with the A/C and advanced security features such as ABS and air-bags. |
| Petrol || Toyota Innova 2.0 GX (8) || This petrol variant comes powered with a petrol engine which produces a maximum displacement of 1998 cc. The Toyota Innova 2.0 GX (8) is an 8-seater car which separates it from the other petrol cars of Toyota Innova. |
| Diesel || Toyota Innova 2.5 G || The all new Toyota Innova 2.5 G is a diesel variant which produces similar displacement like the other diesel variants. The vehicle comes powered with a 2KD FTV, 4 in-line diesel engine. |
| Diesel || Toyota Innova 2.5 G M || This diesel variant comes powered with a similar engine as of the Innova 2.5 G. The difference is that it comes with an added feature of air-conditioning. |
| Diesel || Toyota Innova 2.5 GX (7) || This is a 7-seater variant which runs on diesel fuel and is available with air-conditioning. |
| Diesel || Toyota Innova 2.5 GX (8) || This is an 8-seater variant of the Toyota Innova and runs on diesel fuel. |
| Diesel || Toyota Innova 2.5 GX (7) M || This variant is a 7-seater and is of GX series of Toyota Innova. It is available in the metallic version. |
| Diesel || Toyota Innova 2.5 GX (8) M || It is the metallic version of the 8-seater Innova 2.5 GX and also has air-conditioning. |
| Petrol || Toyota Innova V (7) || The all new Toyota Innova V (7) is a 7-seater car and it runs on petrol and has an engine displacement of 1998 cc. |
| Petrol || Toyota Innova 2.0 VX (8) || It is a petrol variant of Toyota Innova, which has a seating capacity of 8 people. Features include A/c, AM/FM and a CD player. |
| Petrol || Toyota Innova 2.0 VX (8) M || This variant produces a maximum displacement of 1998 cc and is the metallic version of the Innova 8-seater 2.0 VX. |
| Diesel || Toyota Innova 2.5 VX (7) || Another diesel variant which produces a maximum displacement of 2499 cc. It is a 7-seater car of the Innova 2.5 VX series. |
| Diesel || Toyota Innova 2.5 VX (8) || The Toyota Innova 2.5 VX (8) is an 8-seater variant of the Innova 2.5 VX series. |
| Diesel || Toyota Innova 2.5 VX (7) M || This is the metallic version of the 7-seater Innova 2.5 VX. |
| Diesel || Toyota Innova 2.5 VX (8) M || This is the metallic version of the 8-seater Innova 2.5 VX. |
The pricing of the Toyota Innova
has been fairly done keeping in mind the pricing of its competitors. The new Toyota Innova car price
lies between Rs 8.35 lacs and Rs 12.6 lacs. Review
The all new Toyota Innova
is a premium multi-utility vehicle which comes in both the petrol as well as diesel variants. Toyota Innova
is termed as a family car due to its seating capacity, spaciousness and comfort. This car also has the advantage of a powerful engine.Toyota Innova
has scored well in terms of performance and safety. The exteriors and interiors both have an appealing look adding to the advantages of this car. Moreover, Toyota Innova also serves well in terms of fuel-economy. Used Car Market
Toyota has been able to create a space for itself in the Indian market. Due to Toyota’s popularity and reliability there lies a constant demand of used cars in the market.
For this purpose, Toyota came up with a used car programme called Toyota U-trust. This programme ensures that the used car buyer and seller have similar experiences as that of a new car buyer.
Toyota U-trust has been set up to facilitate sales, purchase and exchange of Toyota and other brand cars. Through this used car programme, Toyota provides certification and warranty on the sale of its used car models.Specifications
The all new Toyota Innova
is available in two types of engine- petrol and diesel. The petrol variants are available with a 16-valve, DOHC Wti engine which produces a maximum displacement of 1998 cc. The maximum power output of the petrol variants is 132 hp at 5600 rpm, whereas the torque generation capacity of the vehicle is 181 Nm at 4000 rpm.
On the other hand, the diesel variants are powered with a 16-valve DOHC Diesel engine which produces a maximum displacement of 2494 cc. The maximum power output of the vehicle is calculated as 102 hp at 3600 rpm and the torque generation capacity is 200 Nm at 1400-3400 rpm. ExteriorExterior AppearanceThe all new Toyota Innova
is a stylish multi-utility vehicle with a rugged look. The side foot steps, head and tail lamps add to the ruggedness of the car. The Toyota Innova
has a muscular body, rear view mirrors and classy alloy wheels.
Other prominent features of the Toyota Innova
include three dimensional front grille, intermittent and mist wiper, rear wiper, front fog lamps and superior multi reflector headlamps. In addition to this, the Innova consists of side protection molding, distinct rear combination lamp, grip type body coloured door handles and large chrome emblem in front.Exterior Measurements
| Length || 4580 mm |
| Width || 1770 mm |
| Height || 1755 mm |
| Wheelbase || 2750 mm |
The interiors of the Toyota Innova
are elegantly designed giving the car an impressive look. The car is spacious and has features like dual tone beige interiors, dual tone dashboard with advanced graphic instrument panel and leather covered steering wheel.Toyota Innova
consists of ergonomically designed instrument panel, high quality seats, dual tone elegant interior and wooden finished panels. Multi information display, tachometer, tripmeter and front map lamp are a few more features.Interior Comfort
Regarding the comfort level, the luxurious Toyota Innova has many features which ensure great comfort during the drive. The car comes with features such as climate control air conditioner with heater; rear air conditioner ceiling vents, tilt steering column, power steering, power windows and power door lock.
Other comfort features such as audio system with integrated speakers, audio control & mid switch on steering wheel, key-less entry, parking sensor, driver seat height adjustment reclining are also provided. Interior Measurements
The newToyota Innovacar is spacious and has a seating capacity of seven to eight passengers. This car offers front headroom of 980 mm, whereas the rear headroom is 940 mm. The maximum legroom of the vehicle is 1170 mm whereas the minimum is 970 mm.
With a maximum knee room of 950 mm and a minimum knee room of 615 mm, the comfort level is quite impressive. The boot capacity of Toyota Innova is 620 litres and the shoulder room is 1430 mm.Mileage, Average and Fuel-economy
The all newToyota Innova car in India is available with the option of petrol or a diesel engine. The petrol variants are powered with a 2.0 L, 1TR-FE engine which offers a mileage of 8.3 kmpl on the city roads and 12.5 kmpl on the highway. The electronic fuel injection technology makes Toyaota Innova highly fuel efficient.
On the other hand, the diesel variants of the Toyota Innova are powered by a 2.5 L, 2KD-FTV engine which offers a mileage of 10.2 kmpl on the city roads and 13.5 kmpl on the highway.On-Road Drive
The on-road driving experience of the all new Toyota Innova car
is excellent. The vehicle is powered by 16-valve DOHC VVTi petrol and 16-valve DOHC diesel engine which delivers an amazing performance on the roads. The acceleration and pick-up has been good and the braking system of the Toyota Innova
prevents the unwanted jerks during the drive.
The all new Toyota Innova
is also available with various comfort features. This makes the drive of the Toyota Innova
a comfortable one as well. PowerToyota Innova
is available in both petrol and diesel engine offering different level of power and performance. The petrol variants are powered with a 2.0 L, in-line 4 -cylinder engine which offers a maximum power of 131 hp at 5600 rpm with a maximum torque of 181 Nm at 4000 rpm.
The diesel variants of Toyota Innova
are powered with a 2.5 L, 2KD-FTV diesel engine which produces a maximum power of 101 hp at 3600 rpm and the torque generation capacity of the vehicle is 200 Nm at 1400-3400 rpm.Acceleration and Pick-up
The 5-seater Toyota Innova
consists of two variants- petrol and diesel having different engine configurations. The petrol variants are powered with a 4-cylinder in-line engine which produces a maximum displacement of 1998 cc. This facilitates the vehicle with an amazing pick-up and because of this, the vehicle can cross the 100 kmph mark in just 12.8 seconds. The top speed of the petrol variants is 179 kmph.
On the other hand, the engine configuration of the diesel variants is much more powerful than the petrol ones. The diesel variants come equipped with 2.5 L, 2KD-FTV diesel engine which offers a displacement of 2494 cc. The vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 17.4 seconds and its top speed is 149 kmph.Safety and Security
The makers of Toyota Innova
have put considerable efforts regarding the safety and handling of the car. The advanced suspension system of the Toyota Innova
reduces the risk of jerks on rough roads and it makes the handling of the car much more convenient.
To ensure safety of its passengers, the Toyota Innova
comes packed with safety features such as dual front SRS air-bags, anti-lock braking system, collapsible steering wheel column, front disc brakes, anti submarine seats, global outstanding assessment body and load sensing proportion valve. Other safety features of the Toyota Innova
are high rigidity frame, side door impact beams, immobilizer with theft deterrent system, child locks and central locking.Comfort and Convenience
Regarding the comfort, the all new Innova car
does not lag behind any of the other MUVs available in the market. The interiors have been made spacious with sufficient legroom for the passengers. The new Innova car can easily accommodate seven to eight passengers comfortably.
Prominent comfort features such as climate control air conditioner with heater, rear air conditioner ceiling vents and tilt steering column are available in the new Innova India. Other features such as power steering, audio system with integrated speakers and driver seat height adjustment adds to the comfort and convenience of the car.Wheels
The all new Toyota Innova
is available with both steel and alloy wheels adding to the stylish looks of the car. The vehicle comes packed with puncture resistant 205/65 R15 radial tubeless tyre and 16 inch, 6.5J alloy wheels.Stereo and AccessoriesTo add on to the entertainment side, the all newToyota Innova
comes packed with a high end music system that has 2 DIN AM/FM CD player with MP3. The music system is accompanied by six integrated speakers.
For the convenience of the passengers, the Innova is available with a powerful climate control dual air-conditioning system and it has AC vents at the second and third row.
Other accessories of Toyota Innova
are Leather Seat Covers, Fabric Seat Covers, Four different body graphics, Wooden Panels, Sports Metal Pedals and many more.Dealers
The Japanese auto-giant Toyota Innova
has been functional in India since a long time and has evolved according to the demands of the Indian market. This has lead to the establishment of a wide network of dealers all over the country.
At present, Toyota has established 147 dealerships across 92 cities across the subcontinent. This includes states such as Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh and many more. The metropolitan cities of India have always been the company’s first priority since its launch in India. Company Quotes
On the eve of the launch of Toyota Innova
in India, the company officials said “Toyota fully understands the remarkable potential of the Indian automotive market. Passenger car market in India is projected to grow to two million units by 2010”.
They also stated “The Qualis will now be withdrawn and make way for a more modern and customer-value driven vehicle. The new vehicle will enable TKM to achieve market share in India”.
Atsushi Toyoshima, the then Managing Director, TKM (Toyota Kirloskar Motor) had said in a press conference in 2005, "Innova is truly a model of the 21st century. The success of Innova is a confirmation of the belief that the Indian auto industry has matured and customers want global products. This new-generation vehicle provides performance, versatility, innovative comfort and perfect luxury, which are at par with customer requirements internationally."Competitor AnalysisToyota Innova
has many competitors in the Indian market. The top competitor is the sports-utility vehicle from Mahindra, Scorpio. Mahindra Scorpio is the most popular SUV that has a robust and an aggressive look. The Scorpio is a dynamic car with advanced features.
The vehicle is powered by a 2.2 L mHawk diesel engine which produces a maximum displacement of 2179 cc. The engine of the car is packed with both 5-speed manual transmission gearbox and automatic transmission. The maximum power of the Scorpio is 120 hp at 4000 rpm.
Apart from a powerful diesel engine, the Mahindra Scorpio also has many comfort features. The pricing of the Mahindra Scorpio is between Rs. 7.4 Lacs- Rs. 12.4 Lacs, which is similar to the pricing of Toyota Innova.
The second competitor is another car from Mahindra which is Xylo. The Mahindra Xylo is a multi-utility vehicle which is available in two types of engine- the mEagle CRDe diesel engine and the mDI CRDe diesel engine. The mEagle CRDe diesel engine produces a maximum displacement of 2498 cc whereas the mDI CRDe produces 2489cc.
The difference between these two engines also lies in their power generation as mEagle CRDe generates a maximum power of 112 hp, whereas the mDI CRDe generates a power output of 95 hp. The looks and the interior features are also very appealing of the Xylo. The Xylo is available in the price range between Rs 7.23 lacs and Rs 9.6 lacs.
Tata has also been a competitor for Toyota with its Tata Aria. The all new Tata Aria has the look of a sedan and the stylish features of an SUV. The vehicle comes powered with a 2.2 L, DICOR diesel engine which performs really well on the roads.
The Tata Aria has classy exteriors along with spacious and comfortable interiors. The price range of this vehicle lies between Rs. 11 lacs and Rs 15.8 lacs.
Another competitor from Tata is the Tata Safari which gives a tough competition to Toyota Innova.
The Tata Safari comes powered with a 2.2 L, 16 valve and a VTT DICOR engine which churns out a maximum power of 140 hp at the rate of 4000 rpm. The car with its powerful engine delivers an excellent performance on road. The price range of this Tata vehicle lies between Rs 8.08 lacs and Rs 12.5 lacs.LPG/CNG Version
Toyota has also launched the new Toyota Innova
in LPG fuel type in the Indian market. This means that the variants of Toyota Innova
can be run on LPG fuel kits.Pros
Excellent reliability, spacious, smooth ride and good-fuel economy are the advantages of Toyota Innova. Cons
The huge size of the new Toyota Innova car
could prove to be a disadvantage in the city.Conclusion
The all new Toyota Innova car
is a premium MUV with the touch of a sedan. Apart from its looks, the vehicle has also achieved appreciation regarding its on-road performance. The availability in both the petrol and diesel engines proves to be an advantage.
The car is priced between Rs 8.35 lacs and Rs 12.6 lacs which is fairly reasonable as compared to the pricing of its competitors. Overall, the all new Toyota Innova
is a good buy.