The facelifted 2021 Toyota Innova has just been unveiled in Indonesia, featuring a number of styling upgrades to maintain the MPV’s popularity. The launch comes after about a week when leaked photos from different countries of the restyled Innova surfaced over the internet.
For the 2021 model year, the new Innova gets two distinct exterior styling. Most will feature the standard “luxury type,” while a new Venturer variant with its black exterior cladding adds a bit of ruggedness to the exterior styling. Nevertheless, all variants feature a new grille, while the front bumpers feature a black trim piece in the separate turn signals and the lower air intakes where the foglights have now been relocated. The side profile of the Innova remains unchanged and is only limited to the obligatory new set of alloy wheel designs. Moving towards the rear, and we can see a black panel in the license plate area that was absent in the leaked photos.
As for the interior design, it seems it has remained largely unchanged. The only main difference is the seat colors. Rather than the orange colored seats, the new Innova gets black/dark brown seats with dark faux wood paneling. At least for the Indonesian market, the 2021 Toyota Innova does get a few new features such as a built-in air purifier and a rear entertainment system on higher variants.
Under the hood of the 2021 Toyota Innova are the same engine choices as before. This includes a 2.0-liter inline-4 naturally-aspirated gasoline engine, a 2.4-liter inline-4 turbo diesel engine, or a detuned version of the 2.8-liter inline-4 turbo diesel engine found in the Fortuner and Hilux. The Philippine market Innova gets the 2.0-liter gas and 2.8-liter diesel engines.
As for safety, it gets the usual plethora of airbags (up to 7 depending on the variant), ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, and hill start assist.
The 2021 Toyota Innova is now on sale in the Indonesian market. Considering that our Innova is locally assembled, it could take a while before the Innova goes on sale in the Philippines.