If someone is to take a survey on which is the most favourite MPV of India, it is sure that the top answer would be Toyota Innova. Across India, this car has found unparalleled popularity among the buyers. If one cares to observe, every seven to eight MPVs in ten on road will be an Innova. Such is the popularity of this car that none of the rivals have been able to come up with a model to dethrone this mighty car from its top position. The Innova was originally introduced as the substitute for the highly successful utility vehicle from Toyota, Qualis. However, Innova has gone way ahead of its predecessors and have outperformed its rivals in all aspects. In time, Innova proved itself and propelled itself into the top position as the best-selling MPV. It has been a permanent presence there ever since.
Priced between 10.10 lakh rupees to 14.93 lakh rupees, the Toyota Innova is India’s first choice when it comes to MPVs. This seven-seater utility vehicle easily doubles up as a family car and offers a comfortable travel experience to the occupants. Superior make, comfortable and spacious interiors and as well as airy cabin are the attractions of the car. It also comes with good ground clearance, greater visibility, easy handling as well as great road presence.
A big car in every sense of the word, the Innova is powered by a mighty engine. It has a 2.5-litre diesel engine, which generates a top power of 102 PS and peak torque of 200 Nm, making it a powerful performer. The engine is common rail diesel engine, which is highly sophisticated and offers good response while driving on both highways as well as city roads. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. However, automobile experts are of the opinion that an extra gear could also have been easily fitted in the scheme of things as far as Innova is concerned.
Although there are no rivals for Innova in the real sense, a bit of competition from the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Toyota Fortuner, Mahindra XUV500, Mahindra Xylo, Tata Aria and the latest car in the utility segment, Honda Mobilio. The Innova is somewhat pricey, when compared to the prices offered by the rivals. However, the space and power offered by the Innova justifies its higher price.
Having a length of 4.5 meters, the Innova is a big car. The comfort features included in the Innova are reverse parking camera, a 2-DIN touch screen entertainment system, steering mounted controls, and front passenger airbag (for higher trims only) and many more. However, features like ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and driver airbag are offered as standard across all trims.
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