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The 2016 Toyota Innova recently made its debut in Indonesia, where it is referred to as the Toyota Kijang Innova. The MPV may appear to have only undergone a facelift but looks can be deceiving, because the second-generation Innova actually shares very little of its predecessor’s components.

In an interview with Toyota Motor Manufaturing Indonesia (TMMIN) director of production engineering, Nandi Julianto, Otomotif Kompas reports that the new Innova shares “only 5% of its components with the outgoing model, which is, apparently, a few bolts and screws.”

Beyond that, the Innova shares almost nothing with the previous model as evident by its styling and impressive list of features. The Innova also rides on a revised ladder frame chassis that has been tweaked to offer better strength and structural rigidity.

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Powering the Innova are two engine choices, a 2.0 litre Dual VVT-i 1TR-FE four-cylinder petrol providing 139 PS at 5,600 rpm and 183 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, and a new 2GD-FTV 2.4 litre turbodiesel mill from the Hilux offering 149 PS at 3,400 rpm and 359 Nm of torque from 1,200 to 2,600 rpm.

However, most of the Innova’s kit is reserved for the top-spec diesel Q Type only, including the Smart Close Back Door, 17-inch wheels, LED projector headlights and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment unit. Even safety features such as the seven airbags and VSC are exclusive to the Q Type.

It would be a real shame if Malaysian models lose out on those features. However, it is yet unknown when the MPV will land on our shores, and the variants that will be offered. Nonetheless, would you be interested in the new Toyota Innova?

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