Published on October 2nd, 2022 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Toyota Innova To Be Renamed Zenix For 2023 Launch
Toyota Zenix is the name that will be used for the 4th generation Innova.
So, we have seen news in recent months on social media about the arrival of a brand new Toyota Innova which might be re-named ‘Zenix’.
It was only in November 2021 that the popular Toyota Innova in Malaysia got an update which was a wireless smartphone charging pad and a retuned 2.0L petrol engine to meet stricter Euro 4 emission standards. The three variants available and their selling prices were:
Toyota Innova 2.0X – from RM129,677
Toyota Innova 2.0G – from RM121,483
Toyota Innova 2.0 E – from RM111,622
This Innova had a 9-inch infotainment system with integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for all variants across the range. In terms of safety, there was the Blind Spot Monitor system (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert system (RCTA).
For sure the latest version will get a price bump up when it arrives as it will feature higher safety equipment and more comfort features.
The ‘Zenix’ name has been registered in Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. Meanwhile, the name ‘Hycross’ could be used for the Indian market.
The name Innova Zenix was registered by Toyota Motor Corporation in 2020 the name will be used for all variants of this new Innova, including the hybrid and non-hybrid.
Yes, there will be a hybrid version for the first time and as Toyota moves slowly into electrification, hybrid power-plants remain their best and most reliable powertrain to date for the ASEAN region.
This Innova will be the fourth generation Innova and is expected to be unveiled in November this year, 2022.
This all new family vehicle will grow in size as it will sit on a brand new platform which is a lighter monocoque set up based on the brand’s new TNGA-C architecture
The Zenix will be around 4.7 meters in length with a 2,850mm long wheelbase which is 100 mm longer than the current Innova.
The Zenix, like the Innova it replaces will remain a boxy vehicle with vertical pillars along with a flattened bonnet design, sleek headlamps like with the Corolla Cross and also the high mounted front grill from the popular Cross SUV.
The cabin will continue to have multiple seating options and will also include updated features like ventilated seating, wireless charging, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity and reclining captain seats in the middle row. Interestingly ADAS features will be included like with the Corolla Cross.
Being a 7 seat family vehicle, this new Toyota MPV will have only one rival when it arrives in Malaysia which will be the more upright and spacious Nissan Serena S-Hybrid which is selling right now form RM149,888.
Lets wait and see how popular this new Toyota family vehicle will be with Malaysians.