2022 Toyota Innova gains several pieces of updated equipment

Besides announcing sales results in August, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) also updated a number of models in its product line. Here we are focusing on the Innova MPV, which still has three variants, namely the base 2.0E, mid-range 2.0G and the top-end 2.0X.

The 2.0G sells for RM131,880 without insurance, while the 2.0X costs RM141,880. Included with every purchase is a five-year/unlimited kilometers warranty. As we learned during the SST-inclusive price disclosure, the 2.0E does not yet have an asking Toyota Innova price.

Mechanically, the 7-seat MPV retains the same naturally aspirated 2.0-liter 1TR-FE 4-cylinder engine, producing 139 hp at 5,600 rpm and 183 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. minute. Drive is still despatched to the rear wheels thru a six-velocity computerized transmission with sequential mode – there also are 3 power modes, including Energy, Eco as well as Normal. 

Taking a quick look on the state-of-the-art spec sheet, the 2.0G and 2.0X characteristic new 9-inch Display Audio touchscreens that now aid Android Auto and wi-fi Apple CarPlay. We asked UMWT and were told that these variants also have a USB-C fast charging port and a modified interface for the Ambient View Monitor (PVM).

Specifically for the 2.0X is a new front-end digital video recorder (dashboard) that can connect wirelessly to a smartphone for easy transmission of video footage. Apart from those changes, all editions of the Innova stay unchanged from before.

The 2.0E comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels (with 205/65 tires), automatic halogen headlights, daytime running lights, rear fog lights, a black and silver grille, and mirrors. Electric rearview mirror, backlit control panel, standard head unit, six speakers, wireless charger (introduced last November), manual climate control (with vents and rear controls), urethane multifunction steering wheel and knob, fabric upholstery black, manual front seats, ABS, VSC, front and rear parking sensors and seven airbags.

The 2.0G builds on the 2.0E by adding front fog lights, gray painted chrome grille, retractable chrome side mirrors, chrome door handles, and Optitron instrument panel with 4.2-inch multi-information display, mentioned earlier. Display sound system, automatic climate control, ambient lighting, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever, easy-closing tailgate, blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, telematics system on vehicles “VTS” and PVM.

The 2.0X adds more to the 2.0G, including 17-inch alloys (with 215/55 tyres), exterior styling package, LED projector headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED front fog lights, grille dark chrome radiator with black paint, combination leather upholstery, power driver’s seat, second row captain’s seat (instead of 60:40 folding bench) and front DVR.

Features like DVR, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and PVM are cost options for the 2.0E, although there’s no pricing for these add-ons yet. 2.0G and 2.0X can be specified with front and rear digital video recorders (console) as part of Tech-Up package for RM1,100, other accessories are premium security and film solar for RM2,120.

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