Toyota Innova is a vehicle that does not require any introduction in the Indian market. It has been ruling the segment for the last two decades and even today, there are many owners who still drive the type 1 Innova MPV. Innova became popular among buyers for its reliability, comfort and low cost of maintenance. We have featured many Toyota Innova and Innova Crysta MPVs that have done more that 2 lakh km on odometer and are still working without any major issues. For those who are bored with the looks of the Innova, there are variety of modification options available for the MPV. Here we have one such type 1 Innova that has been neatly modified to look like type 4 Innova.
The video has been uploaded by Autorounders on their YouTube channel. In this video, the owner of the type 1 Toyota Innova had approached the workshop to get his car a makeover. He was planning to get a new car but like many other Toyota Innova or Innova Crysta user, the owner was not able find proper replacement. He then decided to get his type 1 Innova a new lease of life and approached Autorounders. He wanted to give the car a new look and also wanted a customised interior.
When the Toyota Innova arrived at the workshop, it had several dents and scratches on it and the paint had also started to fade away. It had started showing its age and the interior was also in a bad condition. The car was brought into the garage and the front-end of the Innova was completley taken down. The headlamps, grille, bumper were removed and replaced with aftermarket type 4 unit. The grille used on this Innova is not the regular type 4 unit. They have installed a custom made unit which looks like an Alphard grille. The grille itself enhances the overall look of the car and it looks premium.
The headlamps have been replaced with an aftermarket projector LED unit with integrated LED DRL in it. The fog lamps are projector LED units. As mentioned above, there were several dents and scratches on the car. All those dents were corrected using a dent puller machine. Once the dents were corrected, a thin coat of putty was applied on the car and excess putty was later removed using a sander. Once that was done, the car was taken to the paint booth and here the a coat of primer was applied and the car was finished in a shade of green which normally seen in Land Rover Defender.
This is probably the first Innova in India to get this shade. It was giving the car a unique look along with aftermarket alloy wheels and aftermarket LED tail lamps. The interior gets a custom theme which is developed by Autorounders. It gets a deep rade and white combination and comes with custom fit seat covers, leather padding on door and ambient lights on door and dashboard. The car also gets an aftermarket touchscreen infotainment system which replaces the original unit from the factory.