Just ahead of its Malaysian launch real soon, the new Toyota Innova MPV is now on display at the Toyota Concept Store in Mitsui Outlet Park. Here we have a full detailed gallery of the top-spec 2.0G model, which is priced at RM126,000 on-the-road with insurance (RM122,323.35 without insurance).
Under the skin, the new MPV is again related to the latest Hilux pick-up truck, with a ladder frame, rear-wheel drive platform. The smaller, front-wheel drive Sienta, meanwhile, has a passenger car base.
Compared to the outgoing model, the new Innova is 150 mm longer (4,735 mm), 55 mm wider (1,830 mm) and 35 mm taller (1,795 mm). Wheelbase, however, goes unchanged at 2,750 mm. Spec-by-spec, it’s between 105 to 125 kg heavier than before.
The 1TR-FE 2.0 litre petrol engine now gains Dual VVT-i technology, and is rated at 139 PS at 5,600 rpm and 183 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm – three PS and one Nm more than before. Also new is the six-speed automatic transmission, in place of the old four-speeder. It has EEV certification too.
As is obvious here, the second-generation Innova has gone for a much more premium look, especially on the inside. The range-topping 2.0G here has halogen reflector headlights, 16-inch wheels, front and rear foglamps and chrome door handles. Keyless entry and a powered Easy Closer back door are also fitted.
Inside, the eight-seater (2-3-3 layout, 60:40 split-folding second row and 50:50 third row) has fabric seats with a stripes motif and leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob. Plenty of wood trim, Optitron meters, LED roof ambient lighting are also present, along with front and rear automatic air-con.
Seen here is the optional eight-inch touchscreen head unit (RM 2,968 for DVD-AVX, or RM3,816 for DVD-AVN with navigation), which also adds on smartphone connectivity, HDMI input and a reverse camera. Standard fitment is an integrated head unit with USB input and six speakers. A DVR dash-cam is also available for RM636.
As for safety, the Innova 2.0G gets seven airbags (front, side, curtain and driver knee), Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with traction control, hill-start assist, Emergency Stop Signal and two Isofix anchors as standard. It has a full five-star ASEAN NCAP crash safety rating.
More affordable Innova 2.0E models will also go on sale, at RM109k with a five-speed manual, or RM117k with a six-speed auto. These get a silver grille, body-coloured door handles, back-lit meters, less wood trim, manual front and rear air-con and poly-urethane steering wheel and gear knob.
They also come without front foglamps, keyless entry, ambient lighting and powered boot. Airbag count is down to just three (dual front and driver’s knee), and without BA and VSC, they receive a four-star ASEAN NCAP rating. A five-year, unlimited mileage manufacturer warranty applies to all variants.