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About a week ago, after one of the Toyota Innovas was found outside a Vietnamese dealership, an updated photo appeared on the Internet. At the time, it was not certain whether this was a new look for Innova or just another MPV version. Now, we can confirm that the car we saw in Vietnam is indeed a modified version.

ous change is the grille. Taking inspiration from the corolla cross, it has more blades and looks slimmer than ever. At the same time, the headlights look similar to the model before the facelift, similar to LED daytime running lights. The wheels will also have new features in 2021 and now use a dual-tone design.

However, there are significant differences between the Indonesian and Vietnamese versions of Innova. The Indonesian-spec Innova has a black panel on the backsplash, while the Vietnamese version does not. We will not know the appearance of the local model because Innova is assembled here. Innova made in the Philippines may even be slightly different from foreign models.

Toyota Indonesia officially released, the appearance is very similar to the appearance on October 8. The bumper has been redesigned and now has a firmer angle. Innova's new look also has a smoother appearance and a more upright turn signal. Therefore, Toyota moved the fog lights below the central air intake.

Like Fortuner, 2021 Toyota innova has the highest specification variants. Its nickname is Venturer, although the name is different, the local version may have it. From the current Innova series, this variant can be called Touring Sport. This version comes with body cladding, bright black highlights and wheels unique to this version.

From the inside, the popular MPV doesn't seem to have undergone many changes. As far as the dashboard design is concerned, it is basically the same as the current model. There is a new infotainment system, but it may vary from country to country. In Indonesia, Innova comes with a rear entertainment kit, which we hope can also be selected here.

So, when will Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) carry out the Innova facelift? It depends on several factors of local production. If TMP has a refurbished model of equipment, they can launch it before the end of the year. If not, we may have to wait until the first quarter of 2021 to see it.

At the same time, there are two types of engines to choose from, Indonesia’s 2.0-liter gasoline or 2.4-liter turbo diesel. Locally, we are likely to get 2.0 liters of gasoline and 2.8 liters of turbo diesel like the current model. However, it is not yet known whether diesel has benefited from Fortuner's “recent power boost”. If so, then the outlook for the Innova 204 PS (500 Nm) sounds pretty good, right?


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