Toyota Innova Facelift Launched In India

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Toyota India has launched the Toyota Innova facelift in India. The styling changes may not be to everyone’s taste, we still think that the first facelift given to the MPV (in 2009). Anyway, Toyota has managaed to sell over 4-Lakh units of the MPV in India till today and we don’t think the looks of the MPV will affect the sales in any way. The comfort, driving character and features on offer in the Innova are enough to bring hordes of customers into Toyota showrooms.

“The Innova has been an undisputed market leader in its segment and has carved a niche for itself over the years. Be it for a family, corporate or the fleet segment, the Innova is sought after by all due to its high standards of dependability and the promise of Toyota’s QDR. Designed to offer exclusivity, the new Innova is further heightened by luxurious styling in combination with sporty looks and is aimed at providing more comfort, style and prestige that enhances its versatile nature, practicality and luxurious image. We are extremely delighted to introduce this new offering to our customer during this auspicious festive season,” said Mr. Sandeep Singh, DMD & COO, Toyota Kirloskar Motor.

Price

Toyota Innova Facelift

These are the five new diesel variants launched along with the facelift, a new top end ‘Z’ variant has been added to the lineup:

Toyota Innova GX (7 Seater): Rs. 12.45 Lakh

Toyota Innova GX (8 Seater): Rs. 12.5 Lakh

Toyota Innova VX (7 Seater): Rs. 14.53 Lakh

Toyota Innova VX (8 Seater): Rs. 14.58 Lakh

Toyota Innova Z (7 Seater): Rs. 15.07 Lakh

 

The prices of the petrol variants have not been revised:

Toyota Innova G (8 Seater): Rs. 10.20 Lakh

Toyota Innova GX (8 Seater): Rs. 11.59 Lakh

Toyota Innova VX (7 Seater): Rs. 13.69 Lakh

 

The full price list of the diesel variants is as follows:

Toyota Innova EV PS (8 Seater, No A/C): Rs. 9.77 Lakh

Toyota Innova EV PS (7 Seater, No A/C): Rs. 9.81 Lakh

Toyota Innova EV PS (8 Seater): Rs. 10.29 Lakh

Toyota Innova EV PS (7 Seater): Rs. 10.34 Lakh

Toyota Innova G (7 Seater): Rs. 10.89 Lakh

Toyota Innova G (8 Seater): Rs. 10.94 Lakh

Toyota Innova GX (7 Seater): Rs. 12.45 Lakh

Toyota Innova GX (8 Seater): Rs. 12.5 Lakh

Toyota Innova VX (7 Seater): Rs. 14.53 Lakh

Toyota Innova VX (8 Seater): Rs. 14.58 Lakh

Toyota Innova Z (7 Seater): Rs. 15.07 Lakh

What’s New?

The GX, VX and Z variants get the cosmetic upgrades inside out. The G and EV variants will continue to look like the earlier facelift model. The ‘Z’ varaint is the new top end variant of the Innova. No mechanical changes, that’s it.

Paint Options

Toyota Innova Facelift Paint Options

Exterior Design

The Toyota Innova now gets eye-catching (not necessarily in a good way) design changes on the outside, the silhouette remains the same and no sheet metal changes have been made from the last update the MPV received.

On the outside, new features include:

  • A new front grille, which is longer than before (painted on the GX variant, chrome on the VX and Z variants)
  • Chrome lined fog lamps (on the VX and Z variant)
  • New side moulding (body coloured on the GX, chrome on the VX and Z)
  • Chrome rear door garnish with reflectors (body coloured on the GX, chrome on the VX and Z)
  • New body graphics (only on the ‘Z’ variant)
  • Chrome muffler cutter (only on the ‘Z’ variant)
  • and a rear spoiler (only on the ‘Z’ variant)

So there are not many changes, we think the changes don’t do much justice to the MPV.

Interior Design

You will not really notice the (minimal) changes made to the interior of the unless someone points them out to you, which is a big letdown.

Changes inside include:

  • A different shade of fake wood trim, which can be found on the dashboard, the gearknob and the door
  • Dual tone seats, mixed-leather seats on the ‘Z’ trim

Features

Standard features (comparing the GX, VX and Z variants only)  include:

  • Rear wiper
  • Rear defogger
  • Body coloured ORVM covers
  • Body moulding
  • Tachometer
  • Tripmemter
  • Front lamp
  • 12v power outlet
  • Driver seat height adjustment
  • A/C
  • A/C ceiling vents
  • 4-spoke steering with tilt-adjust
  • Power windows
  • Rear parking sensors
  • ABS
  • Driver side airbags

The VX variant gets these added features:

  • Front fog lamps
  • Body coloured ORVM covers with integrated turn indicators
  • Chrome grille
  • Chrome side moulding
  • Chrome rear door garnish with reflectors
  • Multi-information display on the instrument console
  • Passenger side sun-visor with vanity mirror
  • Leather shift knob
  • Leather steering cover
  • Brown wood trim
  • Better fabric seats
  • Auto A/C
  • 2 DIN music system, with touch-screen LCD display, DVD / Bluetooth / USB / AUX
  • 6 speakers
  • Rear parking camera with display
  • Driver and front passenger airbags

The top end Z variant gets these extra features:

  • Body graphics
  • Muffler cutter
  • Rear spoiler
  • Wood and leather gear knob
  • Dark brown wood trim
  • Chrome parking brake trim
  • Floor mats
  • Mixed-leather seats

A bit disappointing that Toyota has not made sweeping changes to what is essentially a 10-year old design. We will have to wait till 2015 to get an all new Toyota Innova, but we think Toyota has missed a big opportunity.

The ‘Z’ varaint looks totally unnecessary, the features on offer after paying Rs. 54,000 over the VX (7-seater) variant trim do not justify the price. There is no denying the fact that the Toyota Innova is a good MPV, but this update has not done much to make it more appealing.

What do you think of the Toyota Innova facelift? Let us know in the comments section below.

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