New Kijang Innova not only looks more impressive, but also more prestigious and elegant. This MPV seems to have continued to prove itself worthy of being elected by the community for more than four decades.
In the January to August 2020 period, Kijang Innova managed to control 94% of the Whole Sales Medium MPV market share with sales figures of 17,619 units. Kijang Innova is not only used in Indonesia but also in many other countries.
Indeed, in the price range between Rp. 330 to 500 million, there are not many rivals that are similar in type and specifications to the Kijang Innova in the MPV segment. It is different with SUVs and crossovers where many brands play in this segment, one of which is Honda with the HR-V.
The comparison of the two is a little lame because one is a medium MPV and the other is a compact SUV, aka a crossover. However, the Honda HR-V is now a crossover that is on the rise and is the best-selling in its segment. Honda HR-V prices are also in the same range as Innova.
The advantages of the HR-V as a crossover are that it has high ground clearance and looks masculine and muscular. The interior is also spacious and has a large trunk even though the passenger capacity is only five seats. But, can the Honda HR-V match popularity and be more alluring than the Kijang Innova?
New Kijang Innova, New Face More Masculine
Since its inception in 1977, this MPV has been developed based on the various mobility needs of Indonesian families while maintaining its DNA, namely durability, comfortability, and peace of mind for 43 years. Until now, this legendary MPV has sold nearly 2 million units.
Now the New Kijang Innova appears more prestige premium and cool tough with several developments in terms of comfort, features, and exterior and interior design. Not only promises a comfortable driving experience with family, but also creates prestigious feelings for customers.
In terms of dimensions and size, there seems to be no radical change because it is only a minor change. The lights are still the same as the pre-facelift version but the grille is new which looks more like a Toyota Hilux pickup. The position of the turn signal and fog lamps in the pre-facelift version used to be parallel, but now they are separated in this facelift version.
From the side, the muscular look is clear. His appearance was even more macho and tough. But unfortunately, the back design of the Innova Reborn has become unattractive until now.
The features are more complete and sophisticated with the support of a new head unit that supports parking cameras of all types. The facelift version of the head unit is similar to that of the Avanza Veloz or Sienta. But the screen is bigger to 8 inches. Unfortunately, the features are still similar to the pre-facelift.