Toyota Innova Review

By Somdatta Basu   |  October 31, 2013


Toyota Innova was first manufactured and marketed in Indonesia and was called Toyota Kijang Innova, while for other countries, it is just Innova. It came into the Indian car market in March 2005 setting a new benchmark in the MPV (multi-utility vehicle) segment. Since then it is appreciated for its fantastic ride quality, luxurious and versatile interiors, spacious cabin, superior performance, and class-leading safety features. In 2013 Toyota launched the new Innova but still kept this Innova available in E and G variants.

The Innova with its bold design flaunts a premium style that gives a distinct presence. The luxurious interiors ensure more comfort and prestigious feel for the family. It gets wrap around headlamps, fog lamps, design alloy wheels. The Innova is available as a seven or eight-seater option. 

Toyota Innova Review

Toyota Innova Performance Review

Powertrain & Performance

The Innova is a thrilling surprise when it comes to performance. It is available with two engine options - diesel and petrol. The 2494 cc 16 valve DOHC Diesel engine churns out 100.6 bhp @ 3600 rpm and a maximum torque of 200 Nm @ 1400-3400 rpm. The 1998 cc 16 valve DOHC VVT-I petrol engine churns out 130 bhp @ 5600 rpm and a maximum torque of 181 Nm @ 4000 rpm.

The ride is very good and it does not bounce around which is important. The refinement is very good as well!

Toyota Innova Build, Styling Review

Build & Styling

The Innova has a perfect amalgamation of style and substance with its bold design and stylish body graphics. It gets a prestigious looking front grille, wrap around headlamps, fog lamps, design alloy wheels. The three dimensional fog lamps and a new rocker moulding add to the sporty appearance. Other added features include a new wider and sharper rear garnish with embossed model name that has a hidden camera.

The interior of the Innova is well made and offers lots of practicalities. The design of the interior is simple but appealing. The one thing that you will love is the sheer quality as every thing feels build to last. The Innova is available in E and G variants which means it is not as well equipped as the varaints in the higher range, though it has the basics covered.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    Practicality, Reliable, Comfort .
  • Cons

    No automatic variant .