Automotive Face of the 2021 Toyota Innova X Facelift

Published on January 4th, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin


You Can Now Book The Toyota Innova Facelift

Introduced alongside the facelifted Fortuner is the new Toyota Innova, which, aside from revised styling and features, gets additional safety systems as standard.

The Innova will continue to be offered in three variants as before, namely the 2.0E (RM111,622), 2.0G (RM121,483) and 2.0X (RM129,677). Prices mentioned include the SST exemption that has been extended until 30 June 2021.

Appearance-wise, the top two variants come with a chrome and black them for the grille, while the chrome side mirror housings now feature integrated turn signals. The 2.0X gains new wheel arch and side mouldings, restyled back door garnish, as well as new roof-mounted spoiler and side skirts. Completing the look are 17-inch alloys finished Dark Mica Metallic.

Inside, the two variants get a 9-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system with a three-dimensional Panoramic View Monitor (PVM). More charging ports with fast charging capability have also been added – two in the dashboard and one for the third-row seating. A charging pad in the centre console is available as an option.

As for safety features, the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) are fitted as standard on the 2.0G and 2.0X. A Toyota Vehicle Telematics System (VTS) is another option UMW Toyota is offering.

Meanwhile, features such as seven airbags, ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Traction Control (TRC), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) are standard across the range.

The Innova retains the 2.0-litre 1TR-FE Dual VVT-i petrol engine that makes 139 PS at 5,600 rpm and 183 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed Super ECT automatic transmission.

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UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) will soon launch the 2021 Toyota Innova range with updated styling and features as well as additional safety systems being made standard. With effect from today, customers can place bookings for the new Innova which is available in three variants.

The three variants available and the following prices are:

  • Toyota Innova 2.0X – from RM129,677.00
  • Toyota Innova 2.0G – from RM121,483.00
  • Toyota Innova 2.0 E – from RM111,622.00

There are six exterior colour choices – Medium Silver Metallic, Attitude Black Mica, Phantom Brown, Silver Metallic, Super White II and Bronze Mica Metallic (new). For the Innova 2.0X, there is an additional choice of Crimson Spark Red Metallic.

While retaining the crossover styling and spacious, flexible cabin space, the 2021 Innova comes with cosmetic changes at the front end which give a more refined and clean look. A chrome and black theme is used for the grille with the door mirrors having chrome housings and integrated turn signals (Innova 2.0X and Innova 2.0G). The foglamps and foglamp bezels have also been redesigned and contribute to a bolder appearance.

The Innova 2.0X comes with exclusive styling enhancements such as new wheel arch mouldings for protecting the bodywork, new bodyside mouldings and redesigned side skirts that add a sporty touch.

While the lightweight 17-inch alloy rims of the Innova 2.0X are now in Dark Mica Metallic instead of black, those on the Innova 2.0G get a more dynamic new design. At the rear, the garnish on the back door has been restyled, while the roof spoiler (only for the Innova 2.0X) has been reprofiled for aerodynamic improvements.

The large and bright 9-inch capacitive touchscreen for the infotainment system also serves as a display for the Panoramic View Monitor (PVM) which is now standard for the Innova 2.0X and Innova 2.0G. The PVM display has been changed from a 2D view to a 3D view to provide the driver with a better perspective of the vehicle and its surroundings for more precise manoeuvring in tight spaces.

Responding to customer feedback, more charging ports have been added. The front 2 USB ports have been repositioned in the dashboard from the centre console and an additional USB port has been provided for those in the third row of seats. All the ports have Fast Charging capability for compatible smartphones and other portable devices. Additionally, a wireless charging pad located in the centre console is also available as an option which can be included at the time of booking.

The Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) systems which can help prevent collisions with other vehicles are now standard for the Innova 20X and Innova 2.0G. BSM continuously scans the blind zone towards the rear side of the vehicle, alerting the driver of a vehicle nearby. RCTA is useful when reversing out of a parking back as it can detect vehicles
approaching from either side and alert the driver of a dangerous situation.

The entire Innova range qualifies for the maximum 5-star ASEAN NCAP rating. All variants are fitted with 7 SRS airbags and every one of the occupants on 3rd rows has a 3-point auto retracting seatbelt. All variants have ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA), as well as Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Traction Control (TRC), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).

Besides the standard electronic security system, to provide greater peace of mind to owners, UMWT is now installing a Toyota Vehicle Telematics System (VTS) which can track the vehicle’s movements using GPS and GSM technology. In the event that the vehicle is stolen, the VTS Command Centre can determine its location and inform relevant authorities to make recovery faster.

As with most of the models offered by UMWT, there is a 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage, subject to terms and conditions stated in the Owner’s Handbook. This will be welcome by owners who clock high mileage each year as they can enjoy peace of mind for the full 5-year period. As with all models distributed by UMW Toyota Motor, aftersales support is readily available throughout the country.

Bookings can be made at all Toyota showrooms nationwide as well as online at Locations of all showrooms can be found at or by calling the Toyota Freephone at 1800-8-TOYOTA (869682).

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