Toyota Bahrain revealed the all-new 2016 Toyota Innova Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) on Saturday April 9th, 2016 at the Toyota showroom in Sitra, with the attendance of Ebrahim K. Kanoo‘s top management and Toyota officials.
The new Innova, which can comfortably seat up to seven passengers, combines the essence of an MPV with the tough, emotional elements of an SUV to introduce the ultimate family vehicle. The global model we know today debuted in 2004 and over the years, Innova’s superb versatility, impressive performance and excellent value have earned customers and admirers the world over.
According to Hiroki Nakajima, Executive Chief Engineer of the Innova, “The new Innova’s design direction grew from my insights into the expectations of customers who desired not only its high functionality but also a stylish vehicle as well. I am confident that this ground-breaking image will satisfy customers who are looking for something special. Its appeal is best expressed through its positioning statement: The MPV designed for ‘multi performance’. Innova has always remained true to its purpose as an MPV – delivering a spacious and comfortable journey regardless of the road or weather. We also took Innova’s Quality, Durability and Reliability (QDR) philosophy to a new level with this latest model.”
“The new Innova will not only satisfy existing customers who love its legacy, but it will also win over customers looking for a spacious and more stylish vehicle with additional features,” said Takayuki Yoshitsugu, Chief Representative, Middle East and North Africa Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation.
Tough yet Sophisticated Design
The new Innova’s exterior is carefully designed with SUV elements. The sculpted body is both stylish and impressive, aiming for a visual effect that makes the tyres look bigger. Subtle aerodynamic effects and more emotional colours also enhance the exterior.
Spacious and Refined Interior
The new Innova features an emotional interior design that combines strength and space. The wide, spacious interior atmosphere puts emphasis on all the seats while also creating a silhouette unique to a high-quality MPV. Silver and wood grain-patterned ornamentation are boldly placed throughout the cabin to exude luxury and elegance befitting a premium vehicle.
A 4.2-inch TFT colour Multi-Information Display allows the driver to access a multitude of vehicle information, important warnings and in-car entertainment. It displays content like driving information, idling-stop time, Eco-Drive indicator (Eco Judge/Eco Wallet), navigation display function and audio operation function. The new Innova also has a 6-speaker specialised audio equalizer to achieve low-distortion playback at low range and a clear playback at middle to high range.
The new Toyota Innova 2016 offers seating for up to eight passengers including the driver based on the second-row options. The car is available as a 7-seater model (with captain seats for second row).
Various storage compartments have been made available to provide practical storage options for both family and business use. The centre console tray of the second-row seats features a USB/mini-jack to connect and store smartphones and portable music players in an upright position. In addition to the tray, a DC-12 V power outlet is integrated in the back of the centre console box. The Innova comes with an all-new air-conditioning unit that helps maintain a cool interior – even in traffic on a hot day at maximum occupancy.
Enhanced Performance and Versatility
The new Innova is available with a 2.7-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine which produces 164 HP and 25.0 Kg-m of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed Super-intelligent Electronically Controlled Transmission that delivers enhanced fuel economy and driving performance.
A new suspension, equipped with a proven double wishbone (front) / 4-link suspension (rear) combination, enhances ride comfort on all road surfaces, from paved to rough.
Comprehensive Safety Features
The 2016 Toyota Innova puts a lot of emphasis on safety and comes packed with a number of active and passive safety features. The Innova’s Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) prevents the tyres from locking during braking and allows for measured brake-force distribution between the front and rear wheels according to the vehicle condition.
High-tensile strength steel sheets and supplementary materials are also widely used throughout the body structure to help reduce passenger injuries and impact-absorbing materials throughout the cabin further contribute to occupant protection.
The new Innova is also available with a full-colour display. The Rear View Monitor System ensures peace of mind when reverse parking. The vehicle further adds an advanced Pedestrian Protection Performance system, including Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) airbags for the front seats along with a knee airbag for the driver.