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Open for booking from earlier this month following its sighting on the road before that, the all-new Toyota Innova has been spotted on a trailer here undisguised, between a Vios and a Fortuner. Unveiled last year in Indonesia, the second-generation Innova will soon make its way to Malaysia in three guises, the 2.0E MT, 2.0E AT and 2.0G AT at RM109k, RM117k and RM126k respectively.

Motive power is courtesy of the 1TR-FE 2.0 litre petrol engine, now with Dual VVT-i and rated at 139 PS at 5,600 rpm and 183 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The base E variant gets a five-speed manual, while the rest employ a new six-speed automatic, sending drive to the rear wheels.

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Inside, an integrated head unit with USB, Bluetooth and six speakers are standard across the board, while there is the option to go for the DVD-AVX (RM2,968) or DVD-AVN (RM3,816), an eight-inch touchscreen head unit with smartphone connectivity, HDMI input and reverse camera; the AVN adds navigation, while a digital video recorder can be had for RM636.

On the safety front, the new Innova gets a five-star ASEAN NCAP rating, although this is limited to the ESC-equipped 2.0G variant, with seven airbags (two each for front, side, and curtain, plus driver’s knees), brake assist, hill start assist and emergency stop signal. The rest of the range receive four stars, equipped with three airbags and ABS. Not long now till we get full access to the new model. Stay tuned to paultan.org for more.


GALLERY: Indonesian-market Toyota Innova