UMW Toyota Motor announced the latest Innova variant, the top of the range Innova 2.0X. With the addition of the 2.0X Innova, the line-up now has four variants in all to suit different budgets.
In a nutshell, the Toyota Innova 2.0X comes with an updated exterior and takes up plenty of upgraded features, as wel as exclusive items.
The Innova 2.0X has a Crossover styling but remains largely an MPV. New styling elements that have been incorporated on the Innova 2.0X to distinguish it with the other variants include chrome trim at the front and chrome-finished spoiler below the front and rear bumper. The front lighting system for the Innova 2.0X takes up LEDs (auto headlights with follow-me-home), along with LED DRLs and LED front fog lights.
Viewed from the side, the wheel arches are integrated with overfenders which gives the Innova a more broadside look. Chrome black moulding along the window sills provide highlights along the sides for a further elegant touch. From the rear, a refined lower back and door garnish give the MPV a more unique identity.
Other exterior features of the Innova 2.0X are similar to those found with the Innova 2.0G, including retractable door mirrors with puddle lamps. However, exclusive to the Innova 2.0X are larger alloy rims, 17-inches in diameter. The rims with a sporty design are finished in black and fitted with 215/55R17 tyres. Other Innova variants use 16-inch alloy rims with 205/65R16 tyres.
Inside, the Innova 2.0X has premium black leather upholstery with an 8-way adjustment for the driver’s seat and captain’s seat – complete with cupholdes, seatback table and armrests – on the second row. Other interior highlights are; Blue LED lighting with adjustable variable brightness, huge luggage space, a contemporary dashboard, instrument panel with Optitron meters and full-color MID (Multi Information Display). The Optitron meters, with stylish blue and white illumination, can be easily read in all lighting conditions.
Both the Innova 2.0X and 2.0G are fitted with DVD-AVX infotainment systems. This system is equipped with an 8-inch display for easy viewing and comes with all the features to match modern lifestyle such as smartphone and Bluetooth connectivity, wifi capability, internet browser, voice recognition, HDMI output and USB ports. The display also shows the view from a reserve camera.
The Toyota Innova 2.0X features a 2.0-liter 1TR-FE Dual VVT-i petrol engine, which churns 139 PS at 5,600 rpm with a maximum torque of 183 Nm at 4,000 rpm. This goes to the rear wheels of the vehicle through a 6-speed automatic transmission with wide ratios for flexibility as well as reduced fuel consumption at cruising speeds. Manual selection of gears is also possible and the transmission has Super ECT logic for better shift response and optimization of gear selection for different driving conditions. Two modes of drive are made available: Eco and Power. Smart Entry and Push-start System come standard with the Innova 2.0X.
Noise, Vibration and Harshness (MVH) levels for this second generation of the Toyota MPV have been improved, thanks to more insulating materials and the dependable suspension, equipped with double wishbone front suspension and 4-link rear suspension.
For convenience and security, all doors are automatically locked when the vehicle moves off from standstill. Standard safety features and assistance systems comprise Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Traction Control, Hillstart Assist Control, Emergency Stop Signal, ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Brake Assist, 7 airbags and more.
A new accessory available for the Innova range is the Panoramic View Monitor which gives the driver a 360-degree view around the vehicle. Four cameras around the vehicle show images of each side so the driver can more easily and confidently manoeuvre the vehicle in tight situations.
Customers who wish to upgrade their infotainment system to include route navigation should specify the DVD-AVN system at the time of purchase. The other optional accessories are the Digital Video Recorder (DVR) and Premium security & solar window tint.
2017 Toyota Innova price range
Innova 2.0E Manual at RM 107,800.00
Innova 2.0E Auto at 115,800.00
Innova 2.0G at 123,800.00
Innova 2.0X at 132,800.00
As with all the latest models offered by UMW Toyota Motor, the Innova range comes with a 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage. The fully-backed factory warranty is transferable to the next owner if it is still in effect when sold off.