Under The Spotlight: The Innova Grows A Bigger, Bolder Face (w/ Poll)

February 10, 2014 marks the date when the 2014 Toyota Innova was launched in the Philippine market. As the country’s best selling MPV/AUV, failure is not an option.

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The Toyota Innova has been on sale since 2005, and since then, has undergone three makeovers. To keep the Innova staying fresh, a new, large grille has been added, along with new rear trunk garnish, and a new lower front fascia design.

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The inside has also been revised, with a new center console design, and new trim pieces. A 2-DIN touch screen head unit with navigation capability has been added at the top spec V variant.

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Powering the Toyota Innova are the same 2.5 liter D-4D diesel and 2.0 VVT-i engine that came with it almost 9 years ago. Transmission choices also remain the same, mated either to a 4-Speed Automatic or a 5-Speed Manual.

These photos are from Top Gear Philippines’ photographer Igor Mamita, which will also be used as the official brochure shots for the new Innova.

2.0 VVT-i

V 4-AT – P1,206,000
G 4-AT – P1,123,000
G 5-MT – P1,058,000
E 4-AT – P1,007,000
E 5-MT – P942,000
J 5-MT – P832,000

2.5 D-4D

V 4-AT – P1,261,000
G 4-AT – P1,178,000
G 5-MT – P1,113,000
E 4-AT – P1,062,000
E 5-MT – P997,000
J 5-MT – P887,000

Honestly though, the front end looks garish, and the rear even worse, because of the rear trunk trim that looks like an afterthought, but I may be wrong, and many of you think it actually looks good. Take the poll below and tell me what you think of the new Toyota Innova.