The recently launched new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is among the most affordable MPVs in India. It has been priced at Rs. 7.43 lakhs for the base petrol LXi variant while the top of the line diesel ZXi Plus variant costs Rs. 10.90 lakh. Its nearest competitors are the Datsun Go Plus which is much more affordable but less on features and space, and the Mahindra Marazzo which is more expensive but better speced and spacious.
India’s top-selling and most popular MPV, the Toyota Innova, on the other hand, is much more expensive than the Ertiga and even the top spec Ertiga is about Rs. 4 lakhs cheaper than Innova’s base variant.
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However, what if we say that you can get an Innova for much less than the price of the top spec Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. That too, an Innova modified by DC with ultra luxurious interiors. The one you see below is the same car we are talking about, and it is available for Just Rs. 8.5 lakhs.
That’s right, for around Rs. 1.4 lakhs less than the top-spec Ertiga, you can drive home in this DC modified Innova. It is a 2010 model Innova which makes it around 9 years old. Going by the pictures, the car seems to be kept pretty nicely and looks in immaculate condition considering its age. Moreover, this car has an odometer reading of just 8,000 km according to its seller.
The car has not changed hands before and is with its original owner since the beginning. Spare wheels, second key etc are available to the buyer too. However, that is not all that makes this Innova special. It’s USP are its interiors, which have been completely revamped and now feature the DC Innova lounge treatment. The whole DC lounge package for Innova on this car itself costs around Rs. 5 lakhs, which further takes up this car’s value.
As seen in the pictures, the rear seats have been removed in favour of two full-size recliners. Apart from that, the whole interiors have been given a luxury treatment and fitted with high-quality materials. Additional features include a big LCD, privacy partitioner, chiller, wooden fold-out tables, mood lightening apart from a lot of other features. The exteriors have been given a slight tweak too like a custom sidestep, black body cladding on the lower side of the doors, and a DC badge up front.
This DC modified Toyota Innova is the G trim variant and is powered by a 2.5-litre (2KD-FTV) D-4D diesel engine. This common rail turbocharged diesel mill churns out a maximum power figure of 100.6 Bhp along with 200 Nm of torque. The engine is mated with a manual transmission and as mentioned before, has run only for 8,000 km. We doubt that odometer figure as the vehicle is a 2010 model. However, it also could be that it was used for special occasions only.
If you are looking for a luxurious vehicle in a budget but your expectations are not met by sub 10 lakh cars, this Toyota Innova is just the one for you. For Rs. 8.5 lakhs, what you get is a pretty well-maintained MPV along with ultra luxurious interiors that even Rs. 30-40 lakh cars can come close to. Also, the price is negotiable and the whole service record of the car is available for the buyers to inspect. If you are interested in this car, click on the link given below which will take you to the original Advertisement.
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