Kuala Lumpur, 5 December 2016 – UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT), today launched the all-new Toyota Innova in the presence of Datuk Ismet Suki, president, Akio Takeyama, deputy chairman, (UMWT), Hiroki Nakajima, managing officer, Toyota Motor Corporation and the media.
UMW Toyota Motor was among the first few companies in Malaysia to offer MPVs, from as far back as the mid-1980s. Since that time, we have had various models in our range and the Innova has catered to those who require a mid-sized MPV,” said Datuk Ismet.
“This Innova is more premium both in appearance as well as features. From our market studies, we found that there is demand for MPVs of this size by families and the new model has therefore been developed in response to this need,” he added.
Hiroki Nakajima presented the product information with emphasis on the improvement in safety, ride performance and an 18% better fuel efficiency than the previous model.
The new exterior design of the Innova reflects the premium image with a chrome upper grille, headlamp accents and an elegant side profile. The vehicle interior has been enhanced to suit the premium positioning with LED ambient lighting around the ceiling, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob with silver and chrome trim (2.0G variant).
This Innova is powered by a proven 2-litre 1TR-FE 4-cylinder petrol Dual VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing with intelligence) engine that provides improved performance and fuel efficiency. Additionally, various parts inside the engine have been redesigned to reduce friction and reduce weight, further contributing to fuel efficiency.
There are significant upgrades in safety equipment with Active Safety systems that include Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC), ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA) with Hill-start Assist Control are available for the Innova G Variant. Additionally, up to 7 SRS airbags are provided for increased protection in the event of an accident and all variants include an airbag to protect the driver’s knees from injury during a frontal collision.
The Innova comes with a 5-year warranty, subject to terms and conditions. UMWT is targeting to sell a total of 4000 units in 2017 and so far it has received around 500 bookings.
There are 3 variants, 2.0E M/T, 2.0E A/T and 2.0G A/T priced from RM109,000 to 126,000 for registration in Peninsular Malaysia.