Toyota Kirloskar has introduced the revamped Toyota Innova with some slight exterior and interior modifications on 5th October, 2013. This updated avatar of Innova is a right entry at right time from the car maker to attract the buyers in this festive season. Only the GX and VX variants have gone through major changes, rest all the variants carry the same graphics as well as the interiors. Now with the two trims being refreshed and added with standard equipment, the Innova will challenge other competing machines like Mahindra Xylo, Chevrolet Enjoy, Maruti Ertiga, Chevrolet Tavera and Mahindra Bolero. This sizzling MPV gets all what the enthusiasts expect and sufficient space makes the tour more happening. Besides this, the thought provoking looks and symmetric aerodynamics make it a stand apart MUV. The power-train is also quite efficient and even the drive gets its best this time. The revamped Toyota Innova 2.5 GX (Diesel) 7 Seater variant is an amazing outcome from the company offered with needed bells and whistles at a competitive price of Rs. 12.45 lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi) . Let us go through the detailed overview of the Innova 2.5 GX (Diesel) 7 Seater variant to know more.
The company has been sensible enough in carving out Toyota Innova in a perfect shape along with grace. To make the facia more stylish and gentle, Toyota has blessed the Innova 2.5 GX (Diesel) 7 Seater with angular head lights, lining chrome front grille with company badge at the centre, oval fog lights fitted in chrome surround, raised body color front bumper and large windshield. The sportiness continues at the side profile too that looks curvy and showcases Stylish multi-spoke alloy wheels, alluring wing mirrors, chrome door handles and blackened pillars around the windows. The company has given the rear profile too a perfect sporty stance keeping in mind the expectations of the youth and the tail lamps become more adorable than ever before. Even the chrome line above the number plate is placed attractively.
The interiors of Toyota Innova GX Diesel 7 Seater are although not the leather ones, but still with the fabric upholstery the fit and finish is perfectly done. The dash board is designed so well and gets rectangular air-cons at the edges and at the center. Moreover, the center console is also placed within the driver’s approach. Added to this, the four spokes steering wheel though misses the leather wrapping in this trim but looks well in shape. Even the instrument cluster designs are impressive and the tachometer is right in front of the driver’s sight. Lots of storage spaces make this car a perfect utility stuff carrier.
Engine and Performance:
The all new Toyota Innova 2.5 GX (Diesel) 7 Seater gets the all impressive 2494 cc mill to deliver the extreme performance. This 2.5 Litre 16 V diesel engine churns out maximum power of 100.6 bhp at 3600 rpm and top torque of 200 Nm at 1200-3600 rpm. This BS IV diesel mill comes mated to a five speed manual transmission that does well with every shuffle in gear shift.
Braking and Handling:
Toyota Innova GX Diesel comes with premium suspension quality that enables it to pass through jolts and potholes with ease thereby making the ride more soothing. Handling of this giant MUV has always been its USP and same goes with the all new GX diesel variant. Despite the body of this MUV being so large, the body roll is quite less and it turns with ease even on the zigzag tracks. The steering wheel works efficient in proportion to speed thereby reducing the risk. The brakes are all perfect with the availability of front Ventilated Disc Brakes and rear Leading-trailing Drum brakes. Besides this , the Anti-lock Braking System does the job of vehicle balance while stopping the car even in worst conditions.
Toyota has not compromised with comfort parameters in the revamped Innova GX variant. The front two rows offer plenty of space to the passengers ensuring good head-room, leg-room and thigh support. However, the last row of this car seems to be little stiff and lacks decent thigh support. The upholstery is although the fabric one but looks neatly mated and sober. In addition, this variant has been bestowed with other comfort & convenience features that include – Power Steering, Power Windows, Rear seat headrests, Accessory Power Outlet, Rear AC vents, AC with Heater, Height adjustable driver’s seat, Rear Window Wiper & Defogger, Storage compartments and many more. Unfortunately, the company installed music system is missing in this car but for the sake of entertainment a Radio is placed along with front and rear speakers.
Considering the safety of the passengers, Toyota has tried to give its best in GX diesel trim. It comes installed with a range of safety features that include – Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Power Door Locks, Driver Airbags, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning and Door Ajar Warning. Furthermore, the tough exterior of this MUV along with crump zones gives additional safety to the occupants.
Pros :Comfort, Handling, Braking, Engine Power, Practicality and Road balancing.
Cons :Third row thigh support and shoulder width.
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