Buy one MPV, get two extra names free.
I know, I know, there’s no need to use three names for a single vehicle, but that’s what Toyota’s Indonesian subsidiary is calling the third-gen Innova. The Toyota Kijang Innova Zenix is launched in Indonesia, with prices starting at Rp 419,000,000 (INR 21.77 lakh). This time around, the minivan offers petrol and petrol-electric hybrid options.
In India, the Kijang Innova Zenix will be sold as ‘Innova Hycross‘, and most likely the regular Innova will continue to be on sale alongside. So, what are we lookin’ at then? Well, as mentioned, it’s the third-generation Innova—built around the TNGA (GA-C) platform. Which means there are some significant changes both in terms of the styling and what’s underneath the skin. Will talk about the latter in just a minute or two, but the styling gives off the Highlander vibes from most angles. The side profile, especially, looks almost identical to that of the Highlander.
But anyway, the new model measures 4,755 mm long (+20 mm), 1,850 mm wide (+20 mm) and 1,795 mm tall (no change), with a wheelbase of 2,850 mm (+100 mm). How high does this cross-MPV ride? Well, it’s 185 mm. Depending on the variant, the wheel sizes range between 16- and 18-inches.
That significant increase in wheelbase appears to have translated into generous legroom, especially for second-row occupants. Other key features depending on the trim include a 10-inch touchscreen; a 7-inch MID; auto AC; rear USB charging ports, and a rear seat entertainment system featuring two 10-inch screens. The captain seats you’re seeing here are standard on the range-topping ‘Q’ trim. This trim also gets the Toyota Safety Sense suite of active safety and driver assistance systems as standard.
Moving on to the juicy bits of the story then, the petrol engine is a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder naturally aspirated unit (M20A-FKS), producing 128 kW (174 metric hp) and 205 Nm (151 lb-ft) of torque, paired with a CVT, driving the front wheels.
The petrol-electric hybrid powertrain combines a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder naturally aspirated unit (M20A-FXS) with an electric motor hooked-up with a CVT, offering a system output of 137 kW (186 metric hp).
That’s right; the Innova is no longer a rear-wheel-drive vehicle.