The Toyota Innova has been the Japanese automaker's most successful sales in 2010. The Innova had remained pretty much the same until the showcase of the Innova Crysta at the auto expo 2016 and Toyota Innova is the best car in price segment, this car has 2393cc best powerful engine with a weight of 1805kg and 15.1 kmpl mileage . It has disk brakes on four wheels and a manual-shift 5-speed gearbox.
Toyota takes their people moving business rather seriously. And we’re not talking about simply transporting people from point A to point B. We’re talking about ferrying them in comfort. Toyota Innova has been on the forefront in accomplishing this task from the day they launched the Innova in India, a few years ago. In fact, it has practically been the undisputed leader of people movers.
But since its launch, not much has changed on the Innova. Sure, there have been a couple of aesthetic changes routinely, but nothing too significant on the mechanical side. It's beside the point that with every update, Toyota has been calling it an 'all new’ Innova. This time, we check if it lives up to that claim.
With this iteration, Toyota has tweaked the grille to make it bigger and more profound. It goes lower into the bumper and has three horizontal slats finished in chrome that is more spaced out than before. The front bumper too goes under the knife to get a redesign which houses the fog lamps with chrome surrounds. The hood gets sharper creases to make the styling more modern.
At the rear too there’s been a generous splash of chrome – in the form of a plate running horizontally through the width of the boot. The tail lamps boast of a new design as well. But apart from that, there’s nothing much that has changed from its earlier avatar. Of course, there are new body decals on the side, but you get them only on the top-end variant.
The top-end variant we’re talking about here is also – 'all new'. It sits over the earlier VX and is christened as ‘Z’. It gets more goodies than any variant has ever received. What’s new here is the addition of two-tone leather seats and darker faux-wood finish on the dashboard and door panels. Like the earlier top-end variant, it gets a media system with USB and aux inputs and steering-mounted controls, reverse camera, and auto climate control in the creature comfort list. The feature list for the rest of the trims remains more or less similar to the earlier versions.
Mechanically, Toyota has not bothered fiddling with what was already good. It has the same 2.5-litre diesel engine, good for 101bhp and 200Nm. It puts out power in a linear manner and controls the turbo lag well. The only drawback of this motor is that it’s on the noisier side and that noise creeps into the cabin when the revs are piled on.
The motor is mated to the same five-speed gearbox. The shifts are decently smooth but the throws are long. The ratios are on the shorter side despite it being an MPV that’ll spend most of its time on the highway. That, in turn, affects the kmpl figures. Our run on the Innova, the onboard computer showed a mileage of 9.3kpl with both highway and city driving ( through TopGear road test pending) .
The Innova is the best seven-seater with its handling characteristics. It’s almost car-like and boasts a sorted ride quality. Again, it’s the best people, mover, when it comes to controlling its weight in India. Not much body roll and not too much of vertical pitch.
Toyota has not revealed the prices of the ‘all new’ Innova, but we expect the top-end Z variant to priced Rs 35, 000-40, 000 more than the earlier top-end. The price for the other variants will see a marginal increased.
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If you car on trip and talk to your driver how is comfort level he will say that I don't fell like driving so its overall the best option to buy if you want to buy a car in budget and can compete for any other car its the best you can buy and if your family is big don't worry it comes with 7 seats so ultimate SUV.
Again want to say one thing that Innova is very comfortable with great interior features. I wish it had more mileage but it can be compromised over the stylish and classy looks of the car. The AC to is excellent and the drive is smooth and relaxed. The interiors and exteriors are fantastic, it does not seem like a diesel vehicle by anyway. The cost of maintenance also has been low for Toyota Innova compared to my other previous cars. I have a large sized family and I feel that Innova is a great car. If you are taking the family on tour it would be a great experience.
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