All-new Toyota Innova Zenix brings touch of class, hybrid engine to the 7-seater MPV

Toyota has just unveiled the all-new third-generation Innova MPV in Indonesia, now bearing a new suffix to its name – Innova Zenix. Aside from the usual new looks and new features, the all-new Innova Zenix will also be featured with a brand-new hybrid powertrain, bringing electrification to the MPV for the first time in its history.

But first, let’s start with its looks. Much like the other Toyota models in the MPV space, the all-new Innova also features a more SUV-like stance, courtesy of its muscular haunches, alongside a smattering of skid plate-like design elements on the bumpers.

Up front, a pair of angular LED headlights flank the large hexagonal front grille, while the lower bumper is visually separated with a full-width element joining the fog light housings on both ends of the fascia.

Moving to the back, the Toyota Innova Zenix also gains a set of LED combination tail lamps that somewhat reminds us of the Nissan X-Trail. Either way, it’s still miles better than the Corolla Cross‘ rear end.

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Inside, the seven-seater MPV gets a new dashboard with a two-tier design, emphasised by a two-tone upholstery on higher-end models. The new floating centre stack design takes all the limelight on the dashboard, with the new infotainment head-unit, measuring nine- or 10-inches depending on variant, sitting proudly on top.

On the rear passenger quarters, the captain seats on the second row now gain a built-in Ottoman, and can even be configured with two 10-inch rear seat entertainment displays, and a full-length panoramic sunroof too depending on variant, giving the all-new Innova Zenix a touch of luxury.

The all-new seven-seater MPV is now built on Toyota’s new TNGA-C platform, in place of the outgoing second-generation model’s ladder frame chassis. That means the all-new Toyota Innova Zenix now gets front-wheel drive thanks to the new transverse engine layout, and it’ll also come with a hybrid powertrain.

A 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated Dynamic Force engine is utilised on every variant, with the hybrids tacking on an electric motor for a total maximum system output of 186 hp, with drive transferred to the wheels via an e-CVT gearbox. For the pure ICE variant, the 2.0-litre four-banger pushes out 174 hp and 205 Nm, and is also similarly paired to a CVT gearbox.

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The all-new Toyota Innova Zenix will be offered in five variants in Indonesia, with prices ranging from IDR 419 million (approx. RM122k) to IDR601 million (approx. RM175k). Only the range-topping variant, dubbed the Q Hybrid, will be offered with the Toyota Safety Sense advanced driver assistance features.



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