Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese automaker headquartered in Aichi, Japan and it is the thirteenth largest company in the world by revenue. This company entered India in 1997 in a joint venture with the Kirloskar Group. This is the fourth largest car manufacturer in India after Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and Mahindra. Toyota India has finally rolled out the much awaited facelift version of its Toyota Innova MPV in the Indian automobile market. The company has launched this multipurpose vehicle in four trims with both seven and eight seat configurations along with BS III and BS IV engine option as well. Among these trims, the VX and GX trims received major cosmetic changes, while E and G trims remains same as the current model. The Japanese automaker has also rolled out a new top end variant to its line up and named as Z grade. The Toyota Innova 2.5 G (Diesel) 7 Seater is a mid level variant, which is powered by a 2.5-litre, 2KD-FTV, 16 valve, turbo inter-cooled diesel engine that churns out a peak output power of 100bhp of 3600rpm and produces a maximum torque of 200Nm in between 1400 to 3400rpm. The exterior styling of this MPV remains the same. It comes with stylish front and rear bumpers, a black finished radiator grille with three horizontal slats, body colored outside rear view mirrors and many more such features. The interior cabin includes an air conditioner, sun visor for both driver and co-passenger and a three spoke steering wheel. The company has blessed this vehicle with good comfort and safety features that assures a safe journey for the passengers. The list of aspects includes an engine immobilizer, a GOA body structure, front wipers and many more sophisticated features. This vehicle is being sold in a total of four different exterior shades, which are Super White, Silver Mica Metallic, Silky Gold Mica Metallic and a Grey Mica Metallic.
The company blessed this Toyota Innova 2.5 G (Diesel) 7 Seater variant with elegant exterior styling and it includes a stylish body colored bumper, a black finished radiator grille with three horizontal slats, a large air dam in the center and there is also a large windscreen incorporated with set of wipers as well. The side profile has been blessed with body colored outside rear view mirrors, which are electrically adjustable. It also gets 15-inch steel wheels that gives a trendy look to the vehicle. The rear profile is blessed with body colored bumper, a large taillight cluster and many other features. This vehicle extends to an overall length of 4585mm , width of 1760mm and an overall height of 1760mm. It come with a minimum turning radius 5.4 meters, a minimum ground clearance of 176mm and gets a spacious wheelbase of 2750m as well.
The interior cabin of this Toyota Innova 2.5 G (Diesel) 7 Seater trim remains unchanged and comes with good interiors. The interior seats are covered with PVC, then it has other aspects such as a tripmeter, door ajar warning, large glove box and sun visor for both driver and co-passenger. This variant is also blessed with a urethane covered three spoke steering wheel and gear shift lever knob and many more other features. This vehicle comes with a large boot compartment, which can be further increased by folding the rear seats. The interior cabin is blessed with a stylish instrumental panel, which is incorporated with a few devices that displays all information required for the driver and the dashboard remains same as the current model.
Engine and Performance :
The Japanese auto maker has blessed this variant with a 2.5-litre, Bharat stage IV complaint turbo inter-cooled diesel engine that produces a displacement capacity of 2494cc. This diesel engine is incorporated with a DOHC, four in-line cylinders that enables it to produces a maximum output power of 100bhp at 3600rpm and generates a peak torque of 200Nm in between 1400 to 3400rpm. This engine is coupled with a five-speed manual transmission gearbox that transmits power to the front wheels. This trim offers an impressive mileage of 9.0 Kmpl in the city and 12.99 Kmpl on the highways under standard conditions.
Braking and Handling :
This variant is perfectly balanced with an excellent suspension system. The front suspension system of this MPV has a double wishbone, while the rear is fitted with a four link fitted by a lateral rod. The front wheels of this vehicle are fitted with ventilated disc brakes and the rear wheels are bestowed with leading-trailing drum brakes. The company has blessed this MPV with 15-inch steel wheels, while these wheels are covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 205/65 R15, which have an excellent grip on the roads.
Comfort Features :
The automaker has blessed this variant with good comfort features, which provides a lavish feel inside the cabin. The list of comfort features includes a manual control air conditioner with heater, tilt adjustable steering column, power steering wheel and all four power windows. It also gets a power door locks , keyless entry, front wipers and many more such features.
Safety Features :
This Toyota Innova 2.5 G (Diesel) 7 Seater variant is blessed with advanced and innovative safety features. The list of aspects includes an engine immobilizer, which prevents any unauthorized access into the vehicle, a Global Outstanding Assessment (GOA) body structure that provides a higher level of protection for all the occupants and many more functions.
Pros : Good engine performance and exterior design.
Cons : Many comfort and safety features can be added, fuel efficiency to be improved.
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