Shortly after teasing the 2021 Toyota Fortuner and Innova on its website today, UMW Toyota has now announced that the 2021 Toyota Innova facelift is now open for booking here in Malaysia. The 2021 Toyota Innova is available here in three variants – E, G, and X – with prices starting from RM111,622 on the road, without insurance, and inclusive of the sales tax exemptions.
First introduced in Indonesia in October last year, The 2021 Toyota Innova update brings along several styling and equipment changes. On the former, most of the updates are reserved to the front end, which sees a new smaller trapezoidal grille to match its other Toyota siblings, alongside a slightly more angular bumper design.
The fog lamp housings below the headlights also now take on a more vertical orientation, while at the back, not much has changed aside from some slightly-reworked garnishes that joins the tail lamps together.
The range-topping 2.0X variant gets several additional styling touches for a sportier look overall. These include new wheel arch mouldings, new bodyside mouldings, redesigned side skirts, as well as a reprofiled rear spoiler, which is said to improve aerodynamic performance.
The 17-inch wheels on the 2.0X also gets a new Dark Mica Metallic finish instead of black on the outgoing model, while the 2.0G gets a “more dynamic” new design, while still retaining its 16-inch sizing.
On the inside, the entire design is pretty much carried over from the current Toyota Innova. In terms of equipment, the nine-inch touchscreen infotainment display, previously introduced on the Innova X, is now standard on the 2021 Innova 2.0X and 2.0G.
The infotainment system comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, alongside a Panoramic View Monitor which has now been updated with a 3D view.
Citing customer feedback, the two fast-charging USB ports on the centre console has been repositioned for better accessibility, while the second- and third-row passengers also get additional USB ports. As an optional extra, customers can also include a wireless charging pad located in the centre console.
Also standard on the two higher-end variants is the new Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system. Other safety equipment – standard across the entire line-up – include seven airbags and three-point auto-retracting seatbelts for third-row passengers, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control with Traction Control, Emergency Stop Signal, and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).
The Toyota Vehicle Telematics System (VTS), which can track the vehicle’s movements using GPS and GSM technology, is now standard on the 2021 Toyota Innova in Malaysia. In the event that the vehicle is stolen, the VTS Command Centre can determine its location and inform relevant authorities to make recovery faster.
The 2021 Toyota Innova is available in six exterior colour choices: Medium Silver Metallic, Attitude Black Mica, Phantom Brown, Silver Metallic, Super White II, and Bronze Mica Metallic – the last in the list being a new addition to the model. The range-topping 2.0X variant gets an additional choice of Crimson Spark Red Metallic, pictured here.
Oily bits underneath the bonnet is completely unchanged from the outgoing model. Powering the 2021 Toyota Innova line-up is the same 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated inline-four engine paired to a six-speed automatic gearbox, good for a power output of 139 hp and 183 Nm of torque.
Prices for the 2021 Toyota Innova in Malaysia are as follows:
- 2.0 E – RM111,620
- 2.0 G – RM121,483
- 2.0 X – RM129,677
All prices above are on the road prices, without insurance, and inclusive of the sales tax exemptions which has been recently extended until the 30th of June 2021. Included in the purchase is a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty. The 2021 Toyota Innova is now available for booking in Malaysia at all Toyota showrooms nationwide, as well as online at build.toyota.com.my.