The Toyota Innova is the most popular MPV of India. It is also the best selling MPV here and has been a successful product ever since its launch. In India, the Innova is not available with a 4×4 drivetrain. This is in contrary to international markets like Indonesia where the 4×4 variant is available. Today we bring you a modified Innova from Indonesia that has completely changed the meaning of what an MPV like Innova can achieve.
The mad modified Innova is the first generation of the car in India. It has been modified so heavily that it even dwarfed the likes of other bigger Toyota vehicles like the Fortuner and the current generation Innova Crysta. The same is quite evident if you take a look at the picture below.
It shows how puny the Fortuner feels besides the otherwise meek Innova. This crazy modified Innova belongs to Resky Ariano Ramadhan, who resides in Indonesia. It has been covered in a glossy black paint shade, which accentuates the overall wild theme. Let’s now take a detailed look into all what has been changed during the modification process.
First of all, the most striking feature of the Fortuner here are those huge god damn wheels that simply make it look menacing. The wide, off road spec tires offer unmatched street presence as well as off road prowess. The front bumper has been replaced by a custom off-road unit and comes fitted with multiple auxiliary lamps along with customary tow hooks.
Antennas etc dot the bonnet area along with LED lights. Another major upgrade the car has received is its engine as well as suspension system. The suspension system now is proper off road spec, complete with multiple dampers on each wheel along with other changes.
Talking of the engine, the original 2.7 litre powertrain is swapped by a hot V8 unit. To be more precise, it is the 1UZFE, the first of the famed UZ series of V8 engines by Toyota. The company designed the new 4.0L V8 engine to replace the outdated Toyota 5V engine. The 1UZFE was a highly advanced V8 engine with DOHC and 4 valves per cylinder. The new engine surely gives the Innova enough firepower to rip through any terrain with ease.
Coming to the interiors, this Innova does not disappoint here too. It gets a proper ICE (In-Car Entertainment) system. It comes complete with JBL woofers along with a host of other additions. The Innova here is the 7 seater version and the rear most bench has been removed to accommodate the speaker system. While India is yet to see a proper 4×4 version of the Innova in India yet, this one sure has caught all out attention.
Talking of which, The Innova Crysta available in India comes with 3 engine options, one petrol and two diesels. The petrol engine is a 2.7 litre unit which produces 164 Bhp of power along with 245 Nm of torque and is mated to 5 speed manual gearbox. Diesel options include a 2.4 litre engine and a 2.8 litre engine, producing 148 Bhp-343 Nm and 172 Bhp-360 Nm power outputs respectively. While the smaller diesel gets only a 5-speed manual, the bigger diesel engines gets a 6-speed torque converter automatic gear box too.