Toyota, the Japanese automaker has rolled out the facelifted version of its premium MPV model Toyota Innova in the Indian automobile market. The company has rolled out this new model with seven and eight seater option along with BS III and BS IV engine option as well. Apart from this, the company also rolled out the premium grade variant in its model lineup christened as Z-Grade, which will now be available as the top end trim. This Toyota Innova 2.5 Z Diesel 7 Seater is the new top end variant available in the model series and it is also available with BS III & BS IV engine options. This new Toyota Innova 2.5 Z trim is powered by the same 2.5-litre D-4D diesel power plant that comes with BS IV emission compliance. This top end trim has been equipped with exciting new features, but the real excitement comes in the form of new interiors and exteriors. The company has updated the radiator grille, bumper, side profile and few other such aspects, which helped the company to obtain a fresh new look to the vehicle. This particular variant has been blessed with trendy body graphics along with rear spoilers and stylish chrome finish muffler cutter that adds to the brand new look of this MPV.
The exterior design of this new variant in the Toyota Innova model series comes with contemporary body style with trendy exteriors and few body graphics. The company has used a lot of chrome on the body to give it a premium grade look. A major cosmetic update comes on its front facade that has brought a bolder look to it. The company has increased the size of the radiator grille, while accentuating it with a lot of chrome elements on it. Also the company has updated the front bumper that comes with a complete new style. Also the design of the fog lamps have also been updated, which is enhancing the contemporary appeal of this MPV. Coming to the side profile, this all new Toyota Innova 2.5 Z Diesel 7 Seater trim has been blessed with contemporary body graphics along with sporty side molding and so on. The door handles have been accentuated in chrome, while the ORVMs have been painted in body color. The wheel arches of this premium grade MPV is blessed with 15 inch alloy wheels. The rear profile of this MPV too received the cosmetic updates wherein you can find the dazzling chrome back door garnish and sporty rear spoilers. The overall look of this facelifted version of Toyota Innova is refreshing and it will certainly steal the attention of auto enthusiasts.
The interior section of this Toyota Innova 2.5 Z Diesel 7 Seater trim too received cosmetic updates, which is now adding to the plushness of its interior section. The central console of the dashboard received the classy wood and silver finish, while the gearshift knob has received the stylish wood finish. You can also notice the wooden finish on the door panels that indeed gives a classy look to the interior section of this MPV. Apart from this the seats have been covered with classy dual toned leather upholstery, which will enhance the style quotient of the cabin. The company has added a few of the most fascinating and exciting comfort features to this top end trim. You can notice some of the unique features inside the cabin, which includes premium floor mats, chrome finish on parking brake button, captain seats, back monitor camera with display, a multi-information display, a cigarette lighter, a glove box, a 12V power outlet, driver and passenger sun visor and several other exciting features that would return complete value for money.
Engine and Performance :
This latest Toyota Innova 2.5 Z Diesel 7 Seater is the top end diesel variant and it has been powered by a 2.5-litre, D-4D, 4-cylinder diesel power plant that makes a displacement capacity of about 2494cc . This engine has been designed on DOHC valve configuration and has been incorporated with an inter cooler turbocharger and made to meet the Bharat Stage IV emission compliance. This turbocharged diesel power plant makes a power of about 100bhp at 3600rpm and yields a peak torque output of about 200Nm in between 1400 to 3400rpm. This engine has been coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox that sends the power to the front wheels and returns a maximum mileage of about 12.99 Kmpl , which is rather good.
Braking and Handling :
The company has updated the exteriors and interiors of this new Toyota Innova, while keeping the technicalities and mechanism same. This new trim retained the same disc and drum braking mechanism, which is standard in most of the Toyota models. The front wheels of this variant has been assembled with ventilated discs, while the rear wheels have been fitted with leading trailing drum brakes. This advanced braking mechanism is further enhanced by a sophisticated Anti lock Braking system, that prevents this MPV from skids when sudden brakes are applied. Furthermore, its sensitive power steering system makes it easy for the driver to to handle the vehicle in heavy traffic condition.
Comfort Features :
Coming to the comfort features, this all new Toyota Innova 2.5 Z Diesel 7 Seater trim has been equipped with top rated features inside. This premium grade trim has been blessed with a list of features including an automatic air conditioning system with heater, ceiling vents for rear air conditioning, a power steering system with tilt steering column, power windows with driver side auto down function, power door locks, a key less entry system, back sonar, back monitor camera with display and so many others. This top end trim also blessed with an advanced 2-DIN audio system with an LCD touchscreen display that also supports Aux-In, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. The audio, MID and Bluetooth phone control functions have been mounted on the steering wheel, which will enhance the level of comforts.
Safety Features :
Coming to the safety aspects, the all new Toyota Innova 2.5 Z Diesel 7 Seater trim is bestowed with few of the segment's best in class features. These features include GOA body, anti-lock braking system, SRS air bags (driver & passenger), engine immobilizer system, power door locks system, door ajar warning, seat belt warning and several other advanced functions that assures the safety of passengers.
Pros : Quite attractive exterior updates, plush and spacious interiors.
Cons : Engine specifications can be improved, more protective functions can be added.