The choice of MPVs available in the Indian car market is increasing day by day with the recent launch of the Honda Mobilio, while more MPVs such as the Datsun Go+ and the Renault Lodgy will arrive next year. Despite the advent of new competition, the old warhorse, read the Toyota Innova, has managed to hold its own and keep sales steady for the Japanese automaker. As the festive buying in India reaches a crescendo, Toyota Kirloskar Motors Limited has yet another trick in its bag in the form of the limited edition Innova.
Only 1,500 units of the limited edition Innova will be built, in a production run that spans between September and November 2014. The limited edition model is priced at 12.90 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Delhi, and deliveries have already commenced. The Innova Limited Edition is available in 7 and 8 seater guises, while the engine continues to remain the tried and tested, inline 4 cylinder 2.5 liter unit with 100 Bhp-200 Nm outputs. The engine drives the rear wheels of the ladder frame chassis equipped Innova by means of a 5 speed manual gearbox.
In terms of exclusive new features, the 2014 Toyota Innova Limited Edition MPV gets the following,
- Bronze Mica Metallic paint job
- Chrome garnishes for the headlamps and taillamps
- Body decals
- Limited Edition signage at the rear
- Touchscreen audio system with DVD, CD, USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity
- Dual tone fabric seats
The Limited Edition model of the Innova is based on the GX variant, which comes with a driver airbag and ABS+EBD as standard fare. In that light, the Limited Edition accessory pack is priced at about 80,000 rupees, a price that seems steep for the kit it brings to the table. Toyota will also sell the above accessories through its dealerships for fitment in other Innova variants. The next generation Innova is currently under development and will be launched in India next year. Competition for the Innova in the next few years is set to further rise with Isuzu readying up a ladder frame MPV for a 2017 launch.