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Toyota innova

By Gerald Emmanuel on 08 November 2013

Car's Age: 5-10 years


Overall Rating 5
Exterior 5
Interior 5
Ride Quality 5
Maintenance 5000/ month
Mileage (city) 8 KMPL
Mileage (highway) 10 KMPL

Detailed Toyota Innova Review

What's Good?

Toyota Innova's were first spotted in Indonesia. It has restyled front and rear bumper, new front grille, and rear tail lamps. The V variants use updated wheels.The updated Innova also features automatic climate control, side door impact beams, as well as new extras such as parking sensors and an in-dash CD changer.[1] It is on sale in Far East Asian and Middle East markets.The new innova was launched in November 2008 in the Philippines and on January 28, 2009 in India. In Indonesia, the facelifted versions include the E variant, which now features the parts from the first-generation G variant.

What can improve?

i am in love with my car no changes

Exteriors (5/5)


Interiors (5/5)


Ride Quality (5/5)


Overall Comments

he biggest upgrade comes on the outside, primarily at the front. There is an all-new 3 slatted chrome grille which now extends all the way down into a new squarish bumper. The fog lights also get a chrome surround to add a contemporary touch. The sides remain the same barring a chrome strip running across the length of the car and some new body graphics. The rear gets a chrome garnish too with a pair of flush fitted reflectors with a nice little spoiler finishing things off. Overall it does freshen up the old MPV’s appeal but the front could have been worked upon a little more aesthetically. The grille is too large and the retained headlights do not gel with it giving the new Innova an odd face. Whether the new look grows on us or not remains to be seen.

Single Air Conditioner, Tilt & Power Steering, Power Windows & Power Door Lock, Upper & Lower Glove Box, 3-spoke urethane steering wheel, vinyl seat cover, Seatbelts on 3rd Row Seat, 2 tones interior colour, Toyota Auto Alarm, Steel Wheel with Centre Cap and 195/70 R 14 Tyre

Innova though is common and feels rather dated but after getting inside, it’s always a lively experience. Comfortable seating position with ample of space (1st and 2nd Row). There’s still enough of it if you decide to stretch the legs. The basic functions are easy to reach. Resulting – You need not to take the view completely off the road while driving. I found the air conditioner quite impressive. It was real hot outside but this car managed to keep the weather cool inside in no time. The white backlit instrument cluster appears neat and clean at the night – One of my favorites. Despite of continuous four hour long drive – Neither I nor other passengers felt tired at all. It offers a clear view of the road in front but the huge dashboard could be a concern for drivers with short height.

Overall Innova is indeed a quite practical vehicle to cover up long trips with family in uttermost comfort. This car has bridged a segment that was missing in India. So I’m not surprised why it has become a runaway success out here. BTW, I have travelled in base version (E) too but then, that was a way too basic.

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