Toyota Innova Type 3 converted to Type 4 looks neat [Video]

Toyota Innova converted to the latest Type 4 model; Gets a new paint scheme along with changes to some major body panels; The most popular MPV of India gets a complete overhaul inside out.

Mid-life updates are part and parcel of the automobile industry and are beneficial for both customers as well as car manufacturers. Carrying some minor changes to the inside out, the facelifts manage to enhance the appeal of the vehicle and ease the ageing process. However, the owners of the pre-facelifted models are often left with the dated design which may not go well with everyone. This is where the process of after-market conversion comes into play and helps the owners freshen up their rides to the latest design. So we have come across a worth-sharing conversion of an old Innova to the latest design in a YouTube video by ‘Autorounders’.

Toyota Innova Type 3 to Type 4 Conversion: Details

The video showcases the complete process of modification which includes the removal of body panels, and headlights, paint correction and repainting. The Innova in the video had minor damage on the left side of the front bumper. Further, he also explains the painting process and shares that the paint is imported from Germany.

Toyota Innova Type 3 converted to Type 4 looks neat [Video]

Now coming back to the modification, the SUV now sports a new pair of projector headlamps replacing the old reflector setup. Along with this, the new grille, new front bumper, updated fog lamps and dechromed design elements completes the changes to the front fascia. Despite repainting, the original grey shade of the MPV has been maintained. Towards the sides, it gets a new set of dark grey alloy wheels with red callipers and blacked-out ORVMs and the side bidding has been moved down a bit, in line with the Type 4 design.
The rear profile of the MPV features new waterfall-design LED tail lamps, a black finish on the upper part of the boot lid and an updated rear bumper design.

Inside the cabin, a Black-Cream dual-tone finish has been given to the MPV. Apart from this, the steering wheel gets a dark finish with leather stitching and the wooden elements are replaced by a sporty carbon fibre finish. The presenter claims that all the interior modifications ranging from custom seat covers, steering warp and carbon fibre finishing have been designed by them.

Towards the end of the video, the presenter interviews the owner of the Innova and he seems to be quite happy and satisfied with the modification.

Toyota Innova: Details

The previous gen model of Innova 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).