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The 2016 Toyota Innova only recently made its debut in Indonesia, where it is called the Toyota Kijang Innova. However, work on a facelift for the MPV has already started, according to a report by Indonesian news portal Kompas Otomotif.

The news portal was speaking to Yui Hastoro, director of technical and project planning, TMMIN (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia), who revealed that the design of the new Innova was decided upon in 2011, over four years ago.

Since that time, Toyota’s engineers have been busy developing the product, along with the new GD diesel engine line-up that is also shared with the Toyota Hilux pick-up truck. Hastoro also told Kompas Otomotif that his team has already begun thinking about a facelift for the Innova.

The second-generation Toyota Innova rides on a revised ladder frame chassis, and is offered in three variants in Indonesia – G Type, V Type and Q Type – each with a choice of diesel or petrol engines. Transmission options include a five-speed manual, or a six-speed torque converter automatic with manual sequential shifting (replacing the four-speed auto).

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The first of the two engines is 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, while the second is 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.

In the top-spec diesel-powered Innova Q Type, 17-inch wheels, LED projector headlights, Smart Close Back Door and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment unit comes as standard. It even boast an impressive safety suite that includes seven airbags, VSC, plus ABS with EBD and BA.

The 2016 Toyota Innova already sports a radical new design from its predecessor that debuted almost 11 years ago. What changes would you want to see in the model’s facelift?

GALLERY: 2016 Toyota Kijang Innova