The current AN140 Innova is priced between RM 133,880 to RM 141,880. Upon the arrival of the CBU, AG10-generation Innova Zenix, prices are expected to increase a fair bit more.
Moreover, if the starting price of the 2023 Toyota Innova Zenix starts from the RM 150k mark (which it very well could), potential buyers have a lot more options in the seven-/eight-seater space.
One such option is the reconditioned Toyota Voxy. Prices of a recond Toyota Voxy start from the RM 125k mark for a 2018-manufactured unit (previous R80 generation), topping out at nearly RM 290k for a current R90-generation, TNGA-C-based model.
While the R80 generation Voxy offers a pretty good value-for-money proposition, bear in mind that recond units of the Voxy/Noah/Esquire were never meant for export, and as such, these cars are stuck with a Japanese infotainment system and multi-info display.
On top of that, from our quick check, almost all units (including its sister models Toyota Noah and Toyota Esquire) are fitted with 3 airbags (dual front + driver knee airbag); not many Japanese owners opted for the 7-airbag option.
But low airbag count aside, a recond Toyota Voxy does offer some aces up its sleeve. One such feature is the MPV’s power sliding doors, which eases ingress and egress, especially for younger children and older folks. Depending on the variant you’re looking at, a recond Voxy (as well as its sister models) offer power sliding doors on one side, or both sides.
Speaking of older folks, some variants the Japanese market Voxy are fitted with the wheelchair-friendly Welcab seats, either as the front passenger seat or second-row seat. So if your family has a mobility-impaired elder folk, opting for a Welcab version of the Voxy/Esquire/Noah could be a blessing.
As mentioned earlier, potential buyers of the all-new 2023 Toyota Innova Zenix are spoilt for choice at that price range, and another alternative is the recently-launched Proton X90. Priced between RM 123,800 to RM 152,800, we reckon that prices of the X90 should comfortably the upcoming Innova Zenix.
Given that prices of the 2023 Toyota Innova Zenix could potentially start from the RM 150k mark, which 7-/8-seater would you consider?
With all said and done, keep in mind that recond cars are used cars and thus won't offer the same peace of mind assurance as a new car that's covered by a 5-year manufacturer-backed warranty, deciding factor will boil down to your order of priority - how important is sliding doors vs warranty.