Toyota Innova

UMW Toyota Motor has unveiled a front three quarter view of the upcoming Toyota Innova facelift on its website. The IMV vehicle is built on the same chassis as the Toyota Hilux and comes with a single engine – a 2.0 litre longitudinally mounted 1TR-FE driving the rear wheels with 136 PS at 5,600rpm and 182Nm of torque at 4,000rpm.

Three models will be available for the facelift: the 2.0G automatic estimated to cost RM110,000, the 2.0E automatic estimated to be priced at RM102,000 and the 2.0E manual which is estimated to go for RM97,000.

The 2.0G model has chrome trim on the front grile as well as an Optitron meter panel, CD and MP3 player with 6 speakers, dual SRS airbags at the front, and fabric seats (leather optional). For the E models you lose the passenger airbag and the Optitron meter panel.

Times have changed, from barely anything at the RM100k mark in the MPV market a few years ago to a decent selection consisting of the APV, Avanza, Innova and Grand Livina. The local boys will join the race soon with the Proton MPV and Perodua MPV.