Full Test: 2012 Toyota Innova Diesel Road Test

New Innova Diesel Review: The story goes almost 6 years back when Toyota stunned everyone by discontinuing the Qualis that was at its peak then. So much so that people still swear by its reliability, strength and worth. Toyota had to undoubtedly step up with a package that could replace an already established performer. In came the Innova with distinct never seen before styling and luxury. The Innova was an instant hit with the cabbies as well as private owners. It took off from where the Qualis left and managed to write an incredible script of its own.

2012 Toyota Innova Diesel Side Profile

2012 Toyota Innova Diesel Review

 


New Innova Diesel Review – Introduction:

Toyota Innova: Refreshed Workhorse

The Innova still has a long waiting list after so many years of existence. Known for its ever so reliable engine, posh interiors, supple ride and ease of drive, the Innova attracted all kind of buyers ranging from chauffeur driven to family oriented consumers. For a car to cater to such wider needs, the replacement needs to be up to the mark to carry the legacy forward. So then, how do you better something that is almost the best? Let’s find out.

New Innova Diesel Front Rear View

New Innova Diesel Review – Exteriors:

Quick Facts:

  • New headlamps
  • New front grill, bonnet and air intake
  • New design fog lamps
  • ORVM integrated side turn indicators
  • New design tail lamps

The major changes on the Toyota Innova are visibly present on the exteriors with the front look accounting for a large portion of the freshness. One look at the front and it becomes hard to identify that this is an Innova. Change is the word for headlights, bumper, bonnet, fog lamps and the air intake. The front grill gets sharper with clean and sharp edges than the rounded ones before and the bonnet and bumper now get more aggressive styling with a lot of aerodynamic lines than before. The headlights become sharper and draw major attention with their bird wing design, though I still feel the old and bigger headlamps gelled well with the Innova. The downside of this front end to me is the fact that it looks more of a taxi now than before from the front. The same feeling aggravated when two of the first three people to enquire about the vehicle were taxi fleet operators. The side and the rear design however remain almost similar. The ORVM integrated side indicators, refreshed tail lamps and new design alloys being the other noticeable changes on the exteriors.

New Toyota Innova Diesel Interiors

New Innova Diesel Review – Interiors:

Quick Facts:

  • New Steering wheel
  • Spruced up dashboard
  • New instrument cluster
  • New fake wood trim

The new Toyota Innova has been refreshed from inside too, though minimalistic changes might leave one wanted. Nevertheless, this is only how much they could improve on what was an extremely indulging and rich interior ever before. The interiors of Innova were the highlight of the vehicle ever since it launched, comfort being the priority from the word go. The seating arrangement, the seats, the cubbyholes and almost everything inside save for the dashboard and the steering wheel is exactly the same. The fake wood trim on the dashboard and door panels now gets a change of hue for the better as it looks more classy and up-market now. The new steering wheel has been sourced directly from the Altis. Now the same steering wheel does duty on Toyota Corolla Altis, Toyota Fortuner 2012 (coming up soon on BYF) and the 2012 Toyota Innova. The other major in-your-face change is the newer looking centre console and the instrument binnacle.

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