An old generation Type 2 Innova in really bad condition brought back to life by converting into a type 4 model; Here is a video for you to witness the complete turnaround of this reliable MPV.
As time passes by, the condition of vehicles is bound to deteriorate and after say 5-10 years of use, the signs of wear and tear become quite evident. The condition is further worsened by rough usage and the result of the abuse often results in an aesthetically unpleasant-looking vehicle. Some of the markers that classify a vehicle in really bad shape include misaligned body panels, missing parts, wearied-out interior upholstery and more. In this case, a complete overhaul becomes the need of the hour. So today we have brought an exclusive conversion of a Toyota Innova Type 2 to a Type 4 model in a YouTube video by ‘Autorounders’.
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Toyota Innova Modification: Details
At the beginning of the video, the presenter demonstrates that the vehicle is in quite a rough condition and shows the squeaky doors, dented roof, worn-out interiors, damaged bodywork, misaligned tail lamps, removed third-row seats and more. The restoration work is solely intended to bring back the vehicle to a pristine state with a Type 4 conversion. He further mentions the mechanical work carried out in the vehicle which includes the replacement of the diesel tank and gearbox. Talking about the process, all the necessary body panels like the bumpers, fenders etc. were replaced with type 4 units and the whole car was repainted from scratch.
Now let’s begin with the modifications, the very first noticeable difference is the all-new front fascia with a single-piece chrome front grille, type 4 headlights as well as new fog lamps and bumper. Towards the sides, the MPV is awarded a new set of 16-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels and ORVMs. The rear profile features a new set of tail lamps, chrome garnish on the boot and a new bumper. Interior customization of the MPV includes a premium black and Tan theme finish, where the dashboard and roof get the all-black treatment, while the seats sport the Tan finish. Ambient lighting and an Android Touchscreen infotainment system have also been added to the cabin, in order to give an upmarket appeal. At the end of the video, the presenter interviewed the owner of the vehicle and he was extremely satisfied with the overall work.
Toyota Innova: Details
In this video, the previous-gen type 2 Innova, launched in 2009 is converted into the 2013 type 4 model, which was the last update before it was replaced by the all-new Innova Crysta in 2016. In terms of powertrain, the old-gen model in the video used a 2.5 litre 102 bhp diesel engine. The new Crysta used an all-new 150 bhp 2.4 litre and 174 bhp 2.8-litre turbo diesel units in the new model. However, the 2.8-litre engine was later discontinued in 2020 due to the BS6 emission norms. Now, the Innova Crysta is powered by a 2.4-litre Turbo Diesel engine churning out 150 bhp of maximum power. It is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox with 343 Nm of peak torque while the 6-speed automatic gearbox version gets 360 Nm of peak torque. It also gets a 2.7 litre 166 bhp petrol engine, paired with a 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox. The price of the Toyota Innova Crysta starts from Rs. 18.9 lakh and goes all the way up to Rs. 26.86 lakh (ex-showroom).
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