Toyota Innova has been one of the most successful products for the company. The car has seen a success in all of its market, both domestic and international. We know it for quite sometime now that Toyota is working on giving its hero, Innova, a facelift. Just like you, we too are curios to know about this new version of Toyota. The Indonesian website of Autonetmagz has revealed some more info about the car. Iduhy alongwith his team, have displayed an image which shows the rear fascia of the facelifted model. In order to analyze the picture, we simply had to compare it to the the current Innova’s rear.
Toyota Astra Motor, Indonesian subsidiary of Toyota Motors, started manufacturing Innova in the year 2003. Toyota Innova is a compact MPV having a length of less than 4,600 mm. It was first launched in the year 2004 in Indonesia and it replaced the Toyota Kijang. The official name for this MPV is Toyota Kijang Innova but in the international markets it is called as Innova. Toyota Innova was launched in India in the year 2005 and it replaced the Toyota Qualis. In India, 13 variants of Innova are available which are
- Toyota Innova Gasoline G 8S – Rs. 10.20 lacs
- Toyota Innova Gasoline GX 8S – Rs. 11.59 lacs
- Toyota Innova Gasoline VX 8S – Rs. 13.70 lacs
- Toyota Innova G 8S – Rs. 10.94 lacs
- Toyota Innova Aero 7s – Rs. 12.26 lacs
- Toyota Innova Aero 8s – Rs. 12.30 lacs
- Toyota Innova GX 7S – Rs 12.36 lacs
- Toyota Innova GX 8S – Rs. 12.41 lacs
- Toyota Innova VX 7S – Rs. 14.42 lacs
- Toyota Innova VX 8S – Rs. 14.47 lacs
- Toyota Innova CNG G 8S – Rs. 10.20 lacs
- Toyota Innova CNG GX 8S – Rs. 11.59 lacs
- Toyota Innova CNG VX 8S – Rs. 13.70 lacs
Out of these 13 variants, only 3 are petrol run models. The petrol variants are powered by a 1 TR- FE 4 cylinder engine with a displacement of 1,998 cc. The engine has a fuel capacity of 2 liter coupled with Electronic Fuel Injection. The remaining 10 variants are diesel powered with 2KD – FTV 4 cylinder engine with a displacement of 2,494 cc. The engine has a fuel capacity of 2.5 liters which is turbocharged and has a common rail direct injection.
The Toyota Innova received its first facelift in the year 2009 and the present car is also a facelifted model which was launched in the year 2011. Now in 2013 again, Innova is going to receive another facelift. Talking about the front of this new model, it gets a larger chromed grille which endorses 3 vertical slats. The front bumper has also being redesigned and showcases new fog lamps, air dam. The fog lamps are surrounded by a chrome strip.
The car’s rear, as evident from the image, shows minor changes when me compare it to the present model. There is a thick strip of chrome this time, above the number plate. The chrome strip is stretched at both the ends. There is also an extra set of reflectors bordering the enclosure of the registration plate. The bumper has been mildly modified. The tail lights and sheet metal have been left unchanged. The combination of lamps is the same as seen in the 2011 facelifted model. Since this additions made to the car’s rear are not very grand, Toyota can sell these add-ons as accessories.
The question remains that will this facelift be a success? Well, to be honest, Innova has not been a success in the Indian market due to the aesthetics. The Innova has been a success for Toyota Kirloskar Motor (India), Toyota Astra Motors (Indonesia) and for all its subsidiaries. It has been one of the favourite passenger cars for the masses since its launch in 2004 largely due to its practicality and cost effectiveness. The biggest challenge for Toyota will be to replace Innova with an even better vehicle.
Image Courtesy – autonetmagz.com