2023 Toyota Innova launched in Indonesia, here are the headline specs and features

It’s been teased for quite some time now that the all-new 2023 Toyota Innova was set to debut. Lucky for us that the reports were right because the Indonesian market just got first dibs on the best-selling MPV.

Let’s talk about some of the headline specs, features, and changes.

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2023 Toyota Innova/Kijang Hycross

Let’s first start with the looks, and we can already confirm that the leaked images we reported last week were correct. The Innova more or less resembles the outgoing model but takes with it a new ‘bulkier’ design language, it seems the Innova went to the gym and filled out its form more.

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The lower part of the front fascia seems to make the car look as if it’s perpetually smiling. Nonetheless, the MPV gets a new grille with a honeycomb design and a chrome insert on the lower side, LED headlamps, a new bumper with wide LED DRLs, a fairly small air dam flanked by fog lights on either side, front parking sensors, and a faux black skid plate.

2023 Toyota Innova Launch Inline

Moving on to some of the key changes is the fact that the all-new Innova now uses the Toyota New Global Platform (TNGA GA-C) and is no longer a ladder frame chassis. This should give the Innova a more car-like and comfortable feel as compared to its predecessor’s utilitarian tendencies.

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Next up is the all-new Innova will get Toyota Safety Sense features, ottoman style 2nd-row captain seats, and finally 2nd-row entertainment screens. Of course, the teased panoramic sunroof has also been confirmed for the new generation Innova.

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lastly, the all-new Innova (in Indonesia at least) will for the first time in its history not come with diesel engines. Based on the launch video/presentation there will be 2 engine options; 2.0-liter gasoline and 2.0-liter hybrid that are paired to a CVT.

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Strangely, the video did not include exact powertrain figures but rest assured once we get the information we’ll update this article.

Given that the Innova is a very popular model in the Philippines we can expect a launch soon. The problem we see is whether the Innova will be offered a diesel option locally because much of the vehicle’s sales success can be attributed to the fact that it was a 7-seater diesel MPV.

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Furthermore, Innova’s sold locally are assembled in the Sta. Rosa plant, which could mean that if we get the hybrid Toyota Motor Philippines might have to retool the plant just to accommodate the new generation. Another, maybe a more affordable option would be to source the vehicle from Indonesia since we do get the Fortuner, Raize, Veloz, Avanza, Rush, and Wigo from there.

We do hope that TMP doesn’t take too long to bring it here, there are just too many questions without answers as of yet.

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo's first word was probably "Car", and this has developed into a personal passion that has consumed his professional life as well.

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