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Toyota Innova is the most preferred MPV across the globe and is developed by world's leading auto manufacturer Toyota. Introduced first in the year 2004 globally, it has done extremely well for the company and at times has created long waiting periods. Talking specifically about the Philippines market the car was introduced in the year 2004 as a replacement to Toyota Revo and since then has showcased in the list of best sellers. As per the recent updates, it has undergone a major overhaul with regards to the styling both insides and outside. Also, the engine and safety front has received up-gradations. The 2016 Toyota Innova made its global debut in Indonesia only a few months back, making it the biggest and the most awaited launch of the year. This time, around Innova, is introduced with three new trim named Type G (The Grande), Type V (The Victory) and Type Q (The Quantum). Technically, the car underwent many changes, best suiting the need and requirement of gen-next. The 2016 Innova comes packed with two engine, one is a 2.0-litre petrol engine and other is a 2.4-litre diesel mill, both displaying high-performance figures. The petrol mill generates a maximum power of 139 PS @ 5600 rpm with peak torque of 183 Nm @ 4000 rpm. It is the diesel option that is more powerful of the two and produces 149 PS @ 3400 rpm of power and 342 Nm @ 1200-2800 rpm of torque.
Coming to the insides, the recent updates makes it look more sporty and comforting. However, there is no modification done to the layout and its entire design remains identical to its predecessor, thus, you can expect the same level of premium feel. As for its exteriors, this MPV gets a completely refurbished front facade with new radiator grille, headlights, and bumper.
The high-end version is packed with an array of equipment including a touchscreen infotainment system with a DVD player and a high-quality surround sound. It gets new features like a voice messaging, door opening notification and seat belt alert. Besides all of these, the series also get a stylish set of alloy wheels that renders a mighty look to its side profile.
The manufacturer has gone for a high tensile body construction with the latest Innova, which determines the safety of passengers and contributes for undiluted driving pleasure. It has good safety features including six airbags, ABS with EBD, and vehicle stability control that do a great job of keeping the occupants safe from any accidents or collisions. Additionally, it is blessed with an anti-theft alarm, immobilizer and airbags ranging from 3 to 7 varying according to the variants.
The 2016 version of Toyota Innova received major modifications both on its powerhouse and technical front. So, its fuel efficiency has gone up thanks to the incorporated advanced Toyota technology. This enables the 2.0-litre Dual VVT-i Petrol Engine to produce a maximum mileage of about 13 Kmpl (standard condition). While the new 2.4-litres GD VN Turbo Diesel Engine displays a better fuel economy of 14 Kmpl.
Its mill comprises of a 4-cylinder engine with 16 valves that is offered in 2.0 and 2.4-litre variants. Both engine types are integrated with superior fuel-injection technology such as VVT-i technology in the petrol mill and with a turbocharger in its diesel mill that improves their output. The gasoline engine can churn out a maximum power of 139 PS @ 3400 rpm with peak torque of 183 Nm @ 4000 rpm. Whereas the turbocharged 2.4-litre engine can generate 149 PS @ 3400 rpm and 342 Nm @ 1200-2800 rpm. Such brilliant performance figures are possible with its 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The transmission duties are handled by a five-speed manual and six-speed automatic gearbox that allows the 2.0 litre petrol engine to reach a top speed of approximately 175 Kmph. Also, it can go from a zero to 100 kmph mark in just 10 seconds. Now, as for the turbocharged 2.4-litre diesel mill, it takes about 8 seconds to break the 100 Kmph speed barrier, after achieving the top speed of 200 Kmph.
The 2016 range gets a refreshed front, side and rear facets when compared to its predecessor. We can clearly see the design updates to the grille that now comes in a hexagonal case with more chrome and company's insignia in the center that adds to its elegance and style. The headlight cluster has been refurbished, as it is now adorned with LED projector lamps. The front bumper gets a new pattern with a slightly bigger air dam and modified fog lamp consoles. They are garnished with black cladding that flanks a rugged appeal to this facade. The bonnet on top gets some masculine tweaks that add to its aggressive stance. Its side face looks to be the same but now it is accompanied with prominent wheel arches, chrome door handles and side indicator integrated ORVM. The rear has a sturdy body structure with black colored pillars, masculine bumper, and a large tailgate. Its back door is now decorated with a rear spoiler and brand's logo that adds to its exclusivity.
Unlike its predecessor, this latest 2016 edition comes with the better exterior dimensions. The car now has an appealing body and is good, both style and dimension wise. It now is longer and taller, making the interior more spacious and comforting. Toyota Innova measures 4735 mm in length, with a width of 1830 mm (excluding the ORVM caps). Its height stands at 1795 mm and the wheelbase measures at 2750 mm.
There are some major updates given to the interior scheme, giving the car an upmarket appeal and making it superbly comfortable. Its dashboard is now decorated with wood accents, which is highlighted by minimal chrome application. The seats in the lower trim have been covered with fabric upholstery while the higher level trims get leather upholstery. Talking specifically of the G type the variant comes stuffed with tilt and telescopic steering, glove box with chiller function and a 7-inch entertainment unit. The Q-type comes equipped with all power window, cabin tray behind rear seats and has a sophisticated and elegant dashboard. The V-type has come with auto A/C and 8-inch entertainment system, proving itself to be better amongst all three.
The newly added trim includes some great features that are aimed to make the ride comforting and less tiring. All the three trims are fitted with mobile charging points, which makes it quite easy for every passenger to charge their mobile phones. A rear view camera assists the driver to park it safely. It is only the V-type trim that is bestowed with fully automatic air-con unit. There is a glove box with chiller function that enables storing a number of things from perishable to non-perishable simpler. As for the steering wheel, it comes wrapped with leather and has multi-functional buttons, giving the diver a comfortable feel. The gear knob, as for that matter also comes with leather finish, adding to both its appeal and functionality. .
The huge interior space is one of the main advantages which provides great convenience to all the seven occupants that the Innova accommodates. The leg room in the front and rear is quite good while the headroom is sufficient owing to its decent height. It is designed with a large boot compartment, whose space can be increased by folding its second and third-row seats. Meanwhile, it is incorporated with a big boot that is capable of holding around 300 litres of luggage in it.
Like mentioned above, the company has made many changes to this 2016 version with regards to the technical specifications. It now gets two new engines, one is the 2.4-litres GD VN Turbo Diesel Engine and second is the new 2.0-litres Dual VVT-i Petrol Engine. The 2.4-litres mill is capable of churning out 149 PS @ 3400 rpm of maximum power with peak torque of 342 Nm between 1200 and 2800 rpm. The engines are mated with five-speed manual and six-speed automatic gearbox that supports front wheel mechanism.
The 2016 Toyota Innova is bestowed with an advanced audio unit that comes with a 7/8-inch display screen that is accompanied by several entertaining features. These include a CD player, Web Browser, USB, Bluetooth, Miracast, HDMI and AUX connectivity, which come standard across all variants of the new Innova. In addition, to this one can also find smarter options like Digital Living Network Alliance, mobile connectivity, and voice command. Those of you who are a fan of the larger screen should opt for Q and V trims as they come fitted with an 8-inch touchscreen integrated with GPS navigation system.
The three trims are equipped with a stylish set of 16-inch alloy wheels, but it is only Q-type diesel trim that comes with 17-inch alloy wheels and wrapped with large-sized radial tires. Accompanying the 17-inch wheels are 215/55 R17 tires, providing a safe and fun drive.
What assists in making its handling quite easier is the power-assisted steering, which gives an exceptional response. A tilt adjustment function ensures good maneuverability even when driving in peak traffic. Another aspect that makes for a smooth and bump free ride is its independent suspension. At the front is present the Double Wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer suspension long with 4-link with coil springs and lateral rod suspension at rear wheels. In terms of braking, the front as well as rear wheels are fitted with a ventilated disc brakes and drum brakes respectively. It is accompanied by anti-lock braking as well as electronic brake force distribution.
This aggressive MPV ensures the best protection to its passengers through its numerous safety aspects. To begin with its body structure, it is quite rigid thanks to the addition of several crumple zones as well as impact beams that safeguard one from injuries in case of an impact. A key aspect is the Immobilizer, which functions effectively by avoiding any unauthorized access into it. Its airbags range between 3 to 7 (according to trim), which keeps its front occupants secure to a great extent. Besides these, the hill start control aspect, which holds, controls and guarantees steadiness while driving on hills. The newly added voice messaging is definitely an advantage as, it gives a notification when the door is open and even when one is not wearing a seat belt. Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and ISOFIX child seat are additional safety features present in the car.
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I own the new-gen Innova from the last two months, and the decision to buy one without really taking a test drive seems justified now. I was one of the first few buyers of the Innova, and booked it before its official launch, without taking any test drive. But Toyota has yet again delivered on the trust we Filipinos have on the brand. The 2016 Innova varies forward its predecessor’s strengths, while improving on its weaknesses. In the end, we get a product that can not be competed by any other moniker
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