The Toyota Innova is a compact multi-purpose vehicle which first debuted in 2004. It is mostly sold in India, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Jamaica, and Taiwan. The first generation lasted until 2015 and meanwhile it has been redesigned several times. Besides the new headlamps, grille, taillights, bumpers and so on, this model has also been upgraded with more convenience and safety features. However, with the introduction of the second generation model, the Innova has gotten a completely new look with a new platform and new diesel powertrain. Until then, the Toyota has been available with tow gasoline engines only. Furthermore, the second-gen model has been also revised with refreshed styling and some upgrades inside the cabin. However, now we will talk about the newest version and it is the 2019 Toyota Innova.
Since it is relatively fresh, the upcoming Innova probably won’t bring any major changes. And the only upgrades we can expect could be found in the tech department. Speaking of the engine, the future Toyota Innova will offer a few diesel and petrol engines to choose from and there shouldn’t be any upgrades this time. Its key rivals on the market will include Chevrolet Tavera, Mahindra Xylo, TATA Sumo Grande and TATA Aria.
Engine and performances of the 2019 Toyota Innova
Under the hood of the 2019 Toyota Innova will be placed the same engines as in the previous model. Among diesel variants, the one is a 2.4-liter inline-4 which is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The second is a 2.8-liter inline-4 turbo engine. This one is able to generate 177 horses and the torque of 266 pound-feet. As well, it is paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The petrol variant includes a 2.7-liter inline-4 which has the output of 160 ponies and 181 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain works with either a 5-speed or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The rear-wheel drive system is standard on all the versions.
Exterior and interior design
Considering the external appearance, the 2019 Toyota Innova shouldn’t distinguish a lot from the current model. The second generation model has been fully overhauled with the new grille, headlamps, and bumpers so this time there wasn’t much to do. The Innova looks sophisticated and very handsome with its large, prominent grille, elongated LED headlamps and muscular bumpers. The standard model rides on 16-inch alloy wheels while the higher trims should be available with larger ones.
Inside the cabin, the 2019 Toyota Innova is very spacious and has three rows of comfortable seats. The design of the cabin is elegant, luxurious and very modern. The seats are covered in quality leather and for more premium look it is available with LED ambient lighting and wood details.
Furthermore, the Innova comes with many safety features which include seven airbags, hill-start assist control, stability control, anti-lock braking system, security alarm, and so on. As well, it also includes start and stop button, touchscreen with navigation, an audio system, Bluetooth, USB, a CD player etc.
Release date and price
The price should stay similar to the price of the current model. However, the release date of the 2019 Toyota Innova is not yet known.