The Toyota Innova is one of the best-sellers of Toyota Motor Philippines. It is a compact MPV that can accommodate seven occupants while other variants have a seating capacity of eight. The Toyota Innova became a logical choice in the MPV segment because of its seating capacity, diesel mill, and raised ride height. It is the main reason why the Toyota Innova is one of the annual top-sellers in the country. This is a testament to how appealing this compact MPV is to Filipino car buyers. The current generation Toyota Innova has a larger dimension than its predecessor. The overall exterior of the Toyota Innova is obviously an MPV, but the styling is inspired by the SUV and crossover models of the Japanese brand. Dominating the front end of the Innova is a large angular grille and large swept-back headlights. It gives the Toyota Innova a more aggressive appearance that reminds us of the U.S – market Highlander SUV. On the side, it features clean and notable shoulder lines. It has features similar to the RAV4, particularly the near-triangular D-pillars, angular horizontal taillights, and upswept rearmost side windows. The facelifted 2nd-gen Toyota Innova is offered with the 2.8L 1GD-FTV engine that produces 167 hp and 343 Nm of torque on manual transmission variants and an impressive 171 horsepower and 360 Newton-meter of torque on an automatic transmission. The Toyota Innova shares the same platform with the Fortuner and Hilux.
The current Toyota Innova is the facelifted second-generation which reached our shores in 2021. The popular MPV comes with four variants – the base model J, lower-tier E, middle trim G, and the top-spec V variant. Its sole engine choice is a 2.8-liter inline-4 turbo diesel, and it can either come with a five-speed manual gearbox, or a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Toyota Motor Philippines launched the facelifted second-generation Toyota Innova with a price range from Php 1,186,000 to Php 1,739,000.
Upfront, the Toyota Innova features a multi-reflector halogen headlight except for the V variant that comes with LED projector-type headlamps with clearance lamps.
This MPV comes with a colored-keyed bumper with a rear reflector. The grille, however, varies from one variant to another.
The V variants of the Toyota Innova also features LED fog lights with chrome bezel, as well as a pair of LED daytime running lights. Halogen fog lights and chrome bezels are featured in the rest of the lineup except the J-spec that does not have fog lights.
The G and V variants come with grip type exterior door handles with chrome accents. The E and J variants only get color-keyed door handles.
This MPV comes with a colored-keyed bumper with a rear reflector
Seven people can sit inside the V variant of the Toyota Innova, while the rest of the lineup has an 8-seater cabin. The whole lineup gets a fabric seating material with varying colors depending on the variant. The interior's primary color is black with silver accents on aircon vents and across the dashboard. The trim of the passenger dash accent will change depending on the MPV’s variant.
Tray tables mounted behind the front seats and captain chairs for the second row are available in V variants. For the G variants, foldable tray tables are available that can be stored away easily.
Seven people can sit inside the V variant of the Toyota Innova, while the rest of the lineup has an 8-seater cabin
Overall, the Toyota Innova gets a stylish contemporary interior. The upper part of the dashboard features a flowing shape. The gauge cluster is pretty the same as that of the Corolla Altis. A 7-inch touch screen is available for V ang G variants, the E gets a 6.75-inch unit, while the J gets 2-DIN unit.
Technology & Safety Features
Handling the entertainment of the Toyota Innova is a 2-DIN touch screen display that measures 7 inches. It comes as a standard in the V and G. The E on the otherhand gets a 6.75-inch screen, and the J gets a 2-DIN unit. The touchscreen units are capable of connecting via Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB, Bluetooth, and AUX.
Push-start ignition and automatic climate control are also available in the top variants of Toyota Innova.
Intermittent wipers, along with mist function and time adjuster, are also available in G and V variants that come as standard. The rear wiper is a standard feature in all its lineup, however, it lacks intermittent functions.
Handling the entertainment of the Toyota Innova is a 2-DIN touch screen display that measures 7 inches
Some of the standard safety features in this popular MPV are driver and passenger airbag, child safety locks, hill-start assist, stability control, ABS with EBD, crash sensors, and front and side-impact beams.
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Platform & Chassis
Toyota Innova is a 5-door wagon compact MPV that shares the same platform with the Fortuner and Hilux. It sits on Toyota's IMV platform with a front-engine.
The halting is handled by ventilated discs for the front brakes and leading-trailing drum brakes for the rear brakes.
The front suspension of the Toyota Innova is handled by an independent double-wishbone coil. The rear suspension, on the other hand, gets a 4-link coil spring system – the same suspension system used in its predecessor.
Toyota Innova is a 5-door wagon compact MPV that shares the same platform with the Fortuner and Hilux
Engine & Drivetrain
The facelifted 2nd-gen Innova only has one engine choice, a 2.8-liter inline-4 turbodiesel. On the six-speed automatic variants, the said engine can make up to 171 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque. On the five-speed manual variants, it can churn out up to 167 horsepower and 343 Nm of torque.
Just like its predecessor, the Toyota Innova comes with a rear-wheel-drive drivetrain.