The much-anticipated 2024 Toyota Zenix (Innova) will be officially launched in the country with retail sales starting on June 22, in all Toyota dealerships nationwide. Yes, you read that right. Globally, it’s called the Innova Zenix, but for the Philipines, the Innova name has been dropped in favor of just the Zenix name.
As the pioneer in electrified mobility, TMP advocates for a multiple-pathway approach to carbon neutrality. Part of this strategy is continuously expanding its range of electrified vehicles appropriate for current market and infrastructure conditions and suitable for the customers’ needs.
“We are very excited to finally bring in the all-new Toyota Zenix, further boosting Toyota’s wide range of electrified vehicle choices for Filipino families,” said Danny Cruz, Toyota Motor Philippines’ First Vice President for Vehicle Sales Operations. “We acknowledge the growing demand for electrified vehicles in the country and we appreciate our customers’ conscious efforts to opt for sustainable mobility. Widespread adoption of electrified vehicles is one of our goals and we would like to support this by providing practical and suitable choices.”
Toyota has also confirmed pricing for the Zenix as well as the variants. The gas variant will retail for P1,670,000.00 while the hybrid will go for P1,953,000.
The 2023 Toyota Innova has migrated to the car-based Toyota New Global Architecture–specifically the TNGA-C that underpins the Corolla Altis, Corolla Cross, and even the Lexus UX luxury crossover SUV. Dimensionally, the new Innova is slightly longer (4,755 mm) and slightly wider (now at 1,850 mm). Its height is the same at 1,795 mm, which means that it should also have a significantly better room now that it’s riding on the TNGA-C platform which allows for a taller floor.
As mentioned, the 2023 Toyota Innova comes in two flavors, and both are shared with a Lexus and Toyota. For the Philippines, the engine specs have not yet been confirmed, but in other markets, Toyota went all out and used their Dynamic Force range of 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines, with the standard non-hybrid model having an impressive output of 174 horsepower and 205 Nm. Now, the piece de resistance of the new Innova is its hybrid powertrain–a powerful 2.0-liter one at that, which offers a stout 192 horsepower total system output. Both powertrains are mated to a CVT (e-CVT for the hybrid).