Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has just unveiled its much-awaited facelifted 2021 Toyota Innova. The new, well-loved Innova has always been a part of every Filipino’s motoring lives, from being a personal family car to vehicles being used by businesses for their fleet.
“The introduction of the New Innova could not have been timelier as the current situation has allowed us to appreciate moments shared with our families and loved ones,” said TMP First Vice President for Marketing Sherwin Chualim. “As we slowly go back to the roads to rediscover the happiness of traveling together, it is important to have a car that can keep us safe, while providing power, comfort, luxury, and style. The new Innova has all that and more.”
Proudly assembled in TMP’s manufacturing plant in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, the new Innova has come a long way compared with its practical and well-loved predecessors – the Tamaraw FX and Revo. The MPV now prides itself on notable improvements in design and innovation that continuously evolved since its debut in the Philippine market in 2005.
“Reaching up to 240,000 proud Innova owners to date and catering to a wide range of needs and preferences of Filipino families and drivers, the Innova indeed raises the flag, and symbolizes excellence in the local manufacturing industry,” added Chualim.
For the 2021 model year, the Toyota Innova has been given a minor facelift. This is mainly characterized by its new front grille and revised lower front fascia. The foglamps have now been repositioned nearer the lower air intakes while the separate turn signals now have a triangular shape and are housed in a black trim piece. The rear taillights also get a new black outline for the V and G variants, while the G and E variants get a new set of 16-inch alloy wheels.
Starting with the base fleet-friendly J variant, this model gets 16-inch steel wheels, halogen headlights, power-adjustable mirrors with LED signal lights and body-color door handles. Up next is the E, which gets 16-inch alloy wheels and front foglights. The popular G variant adds chrome window moldings, puddle lamps, power-folding mirrors, coming home/leaving home function for the headlights and chrome door handles. Lastly, the range-topping V variant adds 17-inch alloy wheels, smart entry with push-button start, LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights and LED foglamps.
As for the interior, the design remains largely unchanged, though the interior color of the G and V variants are now in a shade of Noble Brown and black, while the rest of the variants feature an all-black interior.
In terms of equipment, the base J variant gets a 2DIN audio system, DOT matrix multi-information display between the gauges, power windows, urethane steering wheel, manual aircon and a chilled glove box. Stepping up to the E variant adds a 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat (4-way in the J variant), steering wheel controls, a 6.75-inch touch screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a six-speaker audio system. Up next is the G variant, which gets single-zone climate control, blue LED ambient lighting, a bigger 7-inch touch screen, leather and faux wood steering wheel and faux wood trims. Lastly, the range-topping V variant gets auto up/down function on all windows and captain’s chairs. In case anyone’s wondering, the Innova still does not get leather upholstery.
If you like your 2021 Toyota Innova to be powered by a gasoline engine, well you’re out of luck. Due to it being less popular than the diesel version, the gasoline Innova has now been dropped from the Innova lineup. Your only engine choice now is a torquey 2.8-liter inline-4 turbo diesel engine that produces 170 hp and 343 Nm for the 5-speed manual variants or 174 hp and 360 Nm for the 6-speed automatic variants.
TMP has made plenty of strides in terms of vehicle safety in recent years and the 2021 Toyota Innova is no exception. All variants now get electronic stability control and hill start assist, which we believe are electronic features every new car nowadays should have. This comes on top of three airbags, ABS with EBD, three-point seatbelts on all occupants and two ISOFIX child seat anchor points. Those opting for the G variant adds a reverse camera and all-around parking sensors, while the V variant increases the airbag count to seven.
The new, Philippine-made 2021 Toyota Innova is now on sale in the Philippines at the following prices:
- J MT: P1,186,000
- E MT: P1,285,000
- E AT: P1,355,000
- G MT: P1,522,000
- G AT: P1,592,000
- V AT: P1,739,000