The Japanese automaker, Toyota has launched the facelifted version of its Innova MPV in the Indian car market. This new model is available in four trim levels with both seven and eight seat configurations. The Toyota Innova 2.5 VX (Diesel) 8 Seater BSIII is the mid range diesel variant. This vehicle gets major exterior design changes and looks more stylish and aggressive than the previous model. The interior cabin also gets some updates and has been offered with an improved fabric upholstery, silver finished dash board panel and a beige color scheme. This vehicle is powered by a sophisticated 2.5-litre, 16 Valve turbocharged diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 100.6bhp at 3600rpm along with a peak torque of 200Nm in between 1400 to 3400rpm, which is quite good. The facelifted version is equipped with some of the innovative safety and comfort aspects such as an automatic air conditioner unit with heater, ABS and a very respobnsive power steering as well. The company is offering this multipurpose vehicle in a total of six exterior paint options such as a Super white, a Dark Red Mica Metallic, a Blue Metallic, a Grey Mica Metallic, a Silky Gold Mica Metallic and also a Silver Mica Metallic finish option for the buyers to choose from.
This latest Toyota Innova 2.5 VX (Diesel) 8 Seater BSIII variant received quite a few modifications in the exterior design and the vehicle now looks amazing and delightful that will certainly captivate the buyers. The vehicle extends to an overall length of 4585mm along with a total width of 1765mm and 1760mm of total height as well. The wheel base is rather spacious 2750mm and a minimum turning radius of 5.4 meters. The front fascia is designed in an elegant manner and it has a large radiator grille, which is now trapezoidal in shape and has a lot of chrome treatment on it along with three horizontal slats. The company has given the frontage a lot of chrome elements, which are further enhancing the look of this MPV. The other changes in the frontage of this vehicle are the body colored front bumper, which has a large air dam in the center. This bumper also gets a pair of chrome lined fog lamps as well. Then there is a large windscreen with a set of intermittent wipers on it. The side profile has body colored outside rear view mirrors, which are electrically adjustable and chrome based side molding. The rear section has been blessed with a rear defogger along with a wipers, which gives the rear, a stylish look. The chrome based rear door garnish along with reflectors enhances the rear profile and adds to the beauty of this MPV.
The vehicle is extremely comfortable and much better than the previous version with better insides and good quality fabric upholstery on the seats. The interior cabin is spacious and luxurious. The vehicle gets a multi information display, which will provide important information required for the driver to make sure that the vehicle is running properly. It will display the average fuel consumption, travel time, average speed and the current air pressure in all the tyres and other such helpful notifications. The multi information display is integrated with a tachometer, a door ajar notification, seat belt warning for both driver and the front co-passenger, front map lamps, a large glove box, a sun visor each for both driver and co-passenger and a 12V power outlet as well. The leather wrapped gear shift lever knob and four spoke leather covered steering wheel has a silver finish, which makes the interiors look extremely premium and lavish. The dashboard remains sames as the previous model with minor changes and also gets brown finished wooden panel on it.
Engine and Performance:
Coming to the technical specification, this Toyota Innova 2.5 VX (Diesel) 8 Seater BSIII variant is powered by a 2.5-litre, 2KD-FTV turbocharged diesel engine that can produces a displacement of 2494cc. This engine has been incorporated with 16 valves, a DOHC and four in-line cylinders that enables it to produce a maximum output power of 100.6bhp at 3600rpm and generates a peak torque of 200Nm in between 1400 to 3400rpm. The powerful engine has been equipped with a five speed manual transmission gearbox that transmits power to the front wheels of this vehicle. It offers a peak mileage of about 9.0 Kmpl in the city traffic conditions and about 12.99 Kmpl o the highways.
Braking and Handling:
The Toyota Innova 2.5 VX (Diesel) 8 Seater BSIII trim is perfectly balanced with a good suspension system, a proficient braking mechanism and very smooth in pick-up and acceleration. The front brakes of this MPV are ventilated discs and the rear wheels are fitted with leading-trailing drum brakes. The braking mechanism is further enhanced by an anti-lock braking system, which further enhances the braking system. The front suspension system of this vehicle has a double wishbone type of a mechanism, while the rear suspension system is bestowed with a four link incorporated by a lateral rod. This facelifted model comes with tubeless radial tyres of size 205/65 R15, which have a superior grip on the road.
This all-new Toyota Innova 2.5 VX (Diesel) 8 Seater BSIII trim is blessed with impressive comfort features, which offers lavish luxury inside in the cabin. The 2-DIN audio system comes with Bluetooth connectivity, USB port, Aux-in interface and this trim also has steering mounted controls for the convenience of the driver. The list of these comfort features also includes an automatic air conditioner with heater, a four spoke power steering wheel, all four power windows, power door locks, a keyless entry system, a back monitor camera with display, rear ceiling AC vents and many more such features. The interior seats blessed high fabric upholstery that gives a plush feel to the passengers and the driver seat is height adjustable.
The facelifted Toyota Innova 2.5 VX (Diesel) 8 Seater BSIII variant comes with advanced and crucial safety features. It comes with a global outstanding assessment (GOA) body structure,which provides a higher level of protection for all the occupants inside this vehicle. The engine immobilizer is an electronic security device that prevents unauthorized access of the engine. It also includes Anti-lock Braking system and SRS airbags for both the driver as well as the co-passenger for enhanced protection, in the time of a crash and many more such aspects.
Pros: Excellent exterior and interior design, good driving quality.
Cons: Fuel efficiency can be better, a few more safety and comfort features can be added.
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 ...
Look and Style - Good Comfort - Very Good Pickup - Good Mileage - Normal 12-13 kmpl Best Features - None Needs to improve - Quality of Fuel Tank material. ...
Read on the new cars in 2013 in India. Get detailed information on upcoming cars 2013 including reviews and price.
Search popular new cars of 2013 in India. Get details such as expected price, specifications etc on CarDekho.com.