Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Auto

Toyota Innova 2016 launches on November 23

Veteran vehicle manufacturer, Toyota, is set to launch the new-generation Innova 2016 on November 23, 2015.

The Indonesian subsidiary of the company has started issuing invitations for the launch event of the all new vehicle, which will replace existing models across the world.

This will be the second generation of Innova and it is coming nearly 11 years after the introduction of the nameplate in Indonesia, the first market for the MPV.

Although pricing of the new vehicle hasn’t been announced, dealerships in Indonesia have started accepting bookings for it in three main variants – G, V and Q.

Compared to the old model, extensive changes have been made on the exterior, interior and powertrains of the Innova 2016.

The new vehicle features LED projector headlamps. Its front fascia has a big hexagonal grille with two thick chrome slats on the top that blend into the headlamps.

The rear of the MPV has newly designed tail lamps, while the changes on side are new quarter glass and alloy wheels.

Toyota’s 2016 Innova shares a strong ladder-frame platform with the 2016 Toyota Fortuner and Hilux Revo. It measures 4,735 mm in length, 1,830 mm in width, 1,795 mm in height and 2,750 mm in wheelbase.

The vehicle is powered by a GD 2.4-litre diesel engine that develops 147bhp and 359Nm of torque, and is mated to a manual gearbox.

The diesel engine for the first time is also available with automatic transmission which will have a slightly lesser torque of 342.2Nm than its manual gearbox counterpart, but the power remains the same.

The vehicle’s in-line four-cylinder 2000cc VVT-i petrol engine will develop 137bhp and 183Nm of torque, and will be available with manual and automatic transmissions.

All the variants of the new Innova are equipped with Anti lock brake system (ABS) with EBD, dual SRS airbag and knee airbag, while the Q variant boasts of side airbags and curtain shield airbag.

A touchscreen entertainment system and alloy wheels are standard across all variants of the vehicle.