With the festive season settling, every major auto company is charged up to bring their new vehicles in the Indian market. Toyota too among the list of companies, has introduced an updated version of one of its popular MPV, Toyota Innova. Also it has added a new grade in the range naming it as the Z-grade, which is placed as the top variant. Toyota has brought changes specifically in the GX and VX trims, while the rest remains untouched in both BS III and BS IV. However, company went for upgrades on the exteriors of the MPV, while the technical aspects are taken as before. Now, this particular MPV bounds better appeal and majestic looks to flaunt, and with this it stays upmarket in India. The vehicle comes with both options-7 seater and 8-seater. The Toyota Innova 2.5 GX 7 seater based on BS III standards is priced at Rs. 12.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This particular variant houses high capacity engine, 2 KD-FTV diesel turbocharged, 4 Inline cylinder that produces 100.6bhp of power and torque is 200Nm. Moreover the variant too offers better fuel economy with highway mileage of 12.99kmpl, and city mileage measures 9.0kmpl.
More prominent exteriors and a way to make it look more bolder is what Toyota has done with this new Innova. Looking at the detailing, the front receives a larger chrome grille, new airdam with redesigned fog lamps, new roof spoiler and revised designing done to front bumper. Moreover, the sides receives body graphics to make it look distinguish than the earlier one, and has also added a new roof spoiler. In this new Innova, the rear has also got few changes with rear back door given some chrome touch and again a chrome finished muffler too added. Bringing such cosmetic changes states company's intention to capture better sales in this festive season.
In terms of Interiors, Toyota has made new Innova look more luxurious and stylish by adding classy elements to it. With the entrance in the car, the first thing that captures maximum attention is the newly formed dashboard panel. It features classic wood and silver finish dash and to add on this there are dual tone leather seats. The premium feel comes out with other fresh elements added like, wood finish gear knob, wood armrest panel and the top quality material used to build the rest dashboard. The overall interiors are ergonomically design with Multi Information Panel, glove box, 6-inch touchscreen, DVD and Bluetooth functions on-board, steering mounted audio controls and many others.
Engine and Performance:
The 2.5 GX (BS III) variant sports a 2.5-liter, 2494cc, 2KD-FTV diesel engine with turbocharger, 4-Inline Cylinder mated with 5 speed manual transmission gearbox is able to put up maximum power of 100.6bhp @ 3600rpm and peak torque measures 200Nm @ 1400-3400rpm. Based on BS III standards, the car emits comparatively less carbon, and thus it is environment friendly car. The engine performs well as it has been tunned with lower NVH (Noise Vibration and Harshness). The engine also is efficient enough to go for off-road ride.
Braking and Handling:
The front wheels are packed with Ventilated Disc and rear has got trailing drum type brakes. Such brakes allows the vehicle to decelerate quickly, and vehicle could easily be stopped in case of sudden brakes. The handling is quite comfortable with advanced features like ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution) that are needed while riding on slippery or less friction surface. Even the jerks are suppressed due to front suspension of Double Wishbone type and rear made up of Coil Spring Type with Four Link. Though being hugely built MPV, the ground clearance of 176mm also allows sharp turns with Toyota Innova.
Company has made Innova packed with all advanced safety features that includes, Dual front SRS airbags, ABS ( Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD ( Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), GOA (Global Outstanding Assessment) body, Immobilizer with Theft Deterrent System, high rigidity frame, child locks, central locking and various others. Such high end safety features offer a safe journey to the occupants.
The comfort levels are defined wit plush dual tone leather seats in the new offering, manually controlled air conditioner as well as air-con vents are made available for the second and third row passengers. This particular variant is designed to offer comfortable seating for seven passengers with appropriate legroom, elbowroom and shoulder room. Moreover other features added to increase the convenience of the occupants include, keyless entry, back sonar, tilt steering column and power windows with driver side auto down function.
Pros: Good fuel economy, better exterior appeal, upgraded interiors
Cons: Too bulky in size for city rides
The mechanism by which power is transmitted from the engine to the wheels.Transmission type could be Manual,Automatic, Continuously Variable Transmission, or Semi-Automatic.
The maximum amount of fuel that the engine can burn in one complete cycle of all the cylinders together.
The amount of work the engine can do over a period of time. It is measured in Horsepower. One Horsepower is equal to the energy needed to lift 550 pounds at a height of one foot for one second. 1 PS=1.01387 bhp.
The maximum power output the engine can
produce over a particular range of speed.
Sudden braking at high speeds can cause the brakes to lock up and the car to skid. The electronic sensors in the Anti Lock braking System rapidly pressurize and depressurize the brakes, thus stopping them from locking up.
Look and Style There are some noticeble changes. The bonnet, side running board fitted with a side skirt, tail lamp, head lamp, indicators, engine grill etc. Comfort I am using Innova since 2 ...
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