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TOYOTA MOTOR PHILIPPINES (TMP) recently released the latest update of its popular multi-purpose vehicle, the Innova. Still belonging to the second generation first released in 2015, the new Innova (badged as a 2021 model) continues to be assembled in the Philippines — at TMP’s factory in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The refreshed model is expected to further spur the sales of the country’s leading MPV, which has cumulatively sold some 240,000 units to date since its first introduction.
The Innova gets a new front grille flanked by LED headlamps and LED front fog lamps (for the V grade), and redesigned side turn signal lamps. A black outline distinguishes the rear combination lamps of both the V and G grades. The V trim additionally receives daytime running lamps (DRLs), 17-inch alloy wheels, plus push start and smart entry features; 16-inch alloys go on the G and E grades. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are now standard on the V, G, and E.
“The new Innova has come a long way compared with its practical and well-loved predecessors — the Tamaraw FX and Revo. The MPV now prides itself with notable improvements in design and innovation that continuously evolved since its debut in the Philippine market in 2005,” said the company in a release.
The V and G grades feature a new two-tone Noble Brown/black interior; the V units get second-row captain seats. A foldable seat-back table with cup holder (for V and G variants) “give passengers a convenient place to put on-the-road snacks or gadgets and other items.” All Innova units come with SRS air bags (seven for the V variant), three-point ELR seat belts, anti-lock brakes with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution, vehicle stability control, and hill-start assist control. A reverse camera goes into all V and G variants, supplemented with clearance and back sonar, emitting an audible warning for guidance.
The Innova is now exclusively powered by Toyota’s reliable 2.8-liter diesel engine, with available Eco and Drive modes.
“The introduction of the New Innova could not have been timelier as the current situation has allowed us to appreciate moments shared with our families and loved ones,” said TMP First Vice-President for Marketing Sherwin Chualim. “As we slowly go back to the roads to rediscover the happiness of traveling together, it is important to have a car that can keep us safe, while providing power, comfort, luxury, and style. The new Innova has all that and more.”
Please see table for pricing of the new Toyota Innova.
For more information on the Innova, visit TMP’s official website at www.toyota.com.ph and follow the official social media pages at ToyotaMotorPhilippines (Facebook and Instagram), @ToyotaMotorPH (Twitter), and Toyota PH (Viber and Telegram).