UMW Toyota Motor has announced a new variant for the Toyota Innova in Malaysia, which is now open for booking. The new 2.0X becomes the range-topper in the Innova line-up, and joins the existing 2.0G AT and 2.0E (MT and AT) variants.

The 2.0X shares quite a bit of equipment and features with the 2.0G, albeit with some new items to mark it out as the top variant. For starters, there are now LED headlights to replace the halogen reflector units, as well as larger alloy wheels compared to the 16-inch set found on the 2.0E and 2.0G. You’ll also notice the 2.0X gains a bit more crossover styling compared to other variants.

The big change on the inside are the two captain seats in the second row instead of a bench, effectively making the 2.0X a seven-seater rather than an eight. There’s also leather upholstery for the seats, an upgrade from the fabric ones on the other variants, along with a six-way powered driver’s seat (still manual adjustment for the front passenger).

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As the rest of the kit list is identical to the 2.0G, you’ll still get plenty of “satin gold” and glossy wood trim on various surfaces, an automatic air-conditioning system, Optitron instrument panel with a 4.2-inch colour TFT-LCD multi-info display, foldable seatback tables, dual-zone ambient lighting, reverse camera and an eight-inch DVD-AVX infotainment system.

Besides the introduction of the 2.0X, the rest of the Innova range also receives an update, with seven airbags, VSC and traction control making their way to the 2.0E. This brings the base model up to par, in terms of safety kit, with the 2.0G and the new variant (along with a five-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating). Customers will also have more optional accessories to choose from, with a digital video recorder (RM636) and panoramic view monitor (RM2,650) being new additions.

Prices have also been revised slightly for the Innova, with the 2.0E (MT) being priced at RM107,800 (previously RM105,800), the 2.0E (AT) at RM115,800 (previously RM113,800), and the 2.0G AT at RM123,800 (previously RM122,400). All prices are on-the-road without insurance, and include a five-year/unlimited mileage warranty. The company will reveal the price of the 2.0X soon.

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