Stop whatever you’re doing right now because Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has just posted a teaser on its Facebook page that the facelifted 2021 Toyota Innova is coming this February 20, 2021.
Based on the Japanese automaker’s teaser, we can see a hint of the facelifted Innova’s face through its LED headlamps and repositioned foglamps. New lighting elements aside, the 2021 Toyota Innova gets a revised exterior design and at least for the Indonesian market, features two different exterior themes. There’s the standard “luxury type” Innova while a new Venturer variant with its black exterior cladding adds a bit of ruggedness to its exterior. However, we are not yet aware at this point if the Philippine-market Innova will be following the same treatment as the rest of the region.
All variants do get a new grille design, while the new front bumpers feature a black trim piece surrounding the separate turn signals. The lower air intakes have also been revised and it’s also where the aforementioned foglights have 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 new black panel in the license plate area that gives the Innova a more distinct rear end.
As for the interior, it largely remains unchanged. The only main difference is the seat colors, at least for the Indonesian market where it made its global debut. Rather than the orange colored seats, the new Innova gets black/dark brown seats with dark faux wood paneling. Also for the Indonesian market, the 2021 Toyota Innova gets a few new features such as a built-in air purifier and a rear entertainment system on higher variants.
For the Philippine market, we suspect that the 2021 Toyota Innova will still feature a 2.8-liter inline-4 turbo diesel engine that produces 171 hp and 360 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed maual or 6-speed automatic transmission. Since its launch, the Toyota Innova has always been available with a 2.0-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that produces 136 hp and 180 Nm of torque, but considering that TMP eliminated the gasoline engine option in the facelifted 2021 Fortuner, we won’t be surprised if they decide to do the same with this refreshed MPV.
It seems we do not have to wait any longer until we finally get to finally see the newly refreshed Toyota Innova on our shores. Be sure to keep yourselves posted on Go Flat Out PH to know more about the upcoming 2021 Toyota Innova.