The latest version of the 2012 Toyota Innova has been given a facelift, and this popular car is going to be on display at the stall of this car maker from Japan, at the Delhi Auto Expo 2012.
The styling of the new Toyota Innova has been given its first major improvement and there are some alterations that you are going to recognize instantly. The front grille is now more upright and has been widened a bit. A modified central ridge has been provided, and it seats just on top of the car logo. The ‘V’ factor gets much more prominence in the lines of the bonnet. A complete new set of headlights that are angular in shape have been provided. The headlights have been extended to end slightly above the car’s front fenders. The fenders too, have received a degree of elegance. The exterior looks are rounded off by the restyling of its front bumper that includes in itself a larger air dam along with cleanly entrenched fog lights.
On the whole, in terms of its profile, it might be said that the new Toyota Innova does not differ too much in the look aspect from its erstwhile model. However, the components that are included in the redesigning include turn indicators that have been mounted on the rearview mirror, a slight alteration in design of its alloy wheels as well as the skirting on its sides. Subtle changes have been made to its tail, styling of which can be prominently noticed in areas like the wider bar of chrome above car’s number plate as well as the re-profiling of its taillights.
Once you step inside the car, you will find that the maker has retained the adequate space that had been provided in the earlier model. However, the interior has been finished with plastics with a lighter beige shade. The artificial wood trimmings have also been given a darker shade. The seat covers have been dual-toned, thereby enriching the tastefully designed cabin, even further.
The central console has also been redesigned, and it has been finished with a false silver trimming. The audio of the high-end VX model has been provided with a six-inch touchscreen along with additional functions of Bluetooth and CD. Operations of these features can be done through buttons placed at the top of its latest steering wheel. The high end variant also enjoys the usefulness of a rear-view camera.
Engine and Performance:
One thing that you readily get the feel of is, that the mechanics of the new Toyota Innova has not been changed much from its erstwhile version. The turbo diesel engine still offers the same refinement as had been enjoyed before. The only improvement that could have been done is providing the vehicle with a little more power so that the vehicle could create an impact on the highways. However, the latest 2012 Toyota Innova still offers a beautiful balance between its riding and handling.
There is no disputing the fact that the latest updates have been able to provide the necessary style to the Innova to perfectly compliment its already proven practicality and reliability. However, market analysts are expecting this new version to be significantly higher priced than the outgoing model, which is the only aspect that the consumers might not enjoy.
|Price Range (in lakhs)||Ex-showroom price - Rs 13 lakh (est. ex-showroom Delhi)|
|Engine||Fuel - Diesel
Installation - Front, Transverse
Type - 4 cyls in-line, 2494cc, turbo-diesel
Power - 102bhp at 3600rpm
Torque - 20.4kgm at 1400-3600rpm
|Transmission||Gearbox - 5-speed manual|
|Dimensions||Length - 4525mm
Width - 1760mm
Height - 1760mm
Wheel base - 2750mm
Ground clearance - 176mm
|Chassis & Body||Weight - 1680kg
Wheels - 15 inch
Tyres - 205/65 R15
Spare - Full size
|Brakes||Front - Ventilated discs
Rear - drums
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