Friday, October 16, 2009





The Toyota Innova is a toyota designed MPV i.e. being less than 4,600 mm (181.1 in) in length as per the European system of size classification, produced in Indonesia under supervision by Toyota Astra Motor since 2003. As with Toyota Kijang, which it replaced, the Toyota Innova is produced and first marketed in 2004 in Indonesia. Toyota Innova is part of Toyota's IMV program together with Hilux Vigo pickup truck and Fortuner SUV. The official name in Indonesia is Toyota Kijang Innova, while for other countries is just Innova.

Powering the Innova is either 2.0 liter 136 hp (101 kW) 1TR-FE VVT-i, 2.7 liter 2TR-FE VVT-i gasoline, or 2.5 liter 102 hp (76 kW) 2KD-FTV D4-D common rail variable geometry turbocharger Diesel engine. Trim levels are J, E, G, and V. The 2.7 liter is only for V with automatic transmission. It features a live rear axle and it is of front engined rear wheel drive configuration. Newly added V variant adds ABS, leather seats and captain chairs.

The Innova is also sold in India (replacing Toyota Qualis), Malaysia (replacing Toyota Unser), the Philippines (replacing Toyota Revo), Taiwan (replacing outdated Toyota Zace surf), and Thailand. Unlike some of the Innova's competition, such as the TATA Sumo Grande, Chevrolet Tavera or the newly launched Mahindra Xylo, the Innova looks more like a minivan — in fact, its styling can be said to be similar to Toyota's other MPV offerings, namely the USDM Toyota Sienna and the Toyota Previa. In addition the Innova was designed to be affordable and not expensive as the other MPVs in India. The Toyota Innova is also available in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Vietnam

It has new engine, different from the older Kijang gasoline engine. Unfortunately, the new engine gives more power (2000 cc) but a liter of petrol (1 liter = 1000 ml) only fit for 6-8 kilometres (1 miles = 1.6 kilometres, 1 kilometres = 1000 metres). But after the minor change in 2007, the engine is now equipped with close loop combustion system, and based from Auto Bild Indonesia test, the consumption of petrol is 1 litre can fit for 11-12 kilometres.
Manufacturer Toyota Astra Motor
Production 2004—present
Assembly Indonesia
Bangalore, India
Predecessor Toyota Kijang / Revo
Class MPV
Body style(s) 5-door MPV
Platform N-series
Engine(s) 2.0 & 2.7 liter gasoline (VVT-i),
2KD-FTV 2.5 liter Diesel (D4-D)
Transmission(s) 5-Speed Manual and 4-Speed Automatic
Wheelbase 2,750 mm (108.3 in)
Length 4,555 mm (179.3 in)
Width 1,770 mm (69.7 in)
Height 1,750 mm (68.9 in)
Curb weight 1,665 kg (3,671 lb)
Related Toyota Fortuner
Toyota Hilux Vigo
Toyota Kijang Innova
Guangzhou Toyota Innova

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