Priced from RM 111k, 2021 Toyota Innova facelift launched in Malaysia

CY Foong · Feb 2, 2021 08:45 PM

Alongside the Fortuner facelift, the locally-assembled (CKD) 2021 Toyota Innova three-row MPV facelift is the other half of a pair of new models launched today by UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) and prices start from RM 111,622.

The 2021 Toyota Innova is available with three variants and all variants see a price increase of between RM 1,588 and RM 4,119. The prices stated below are excluded from SST which is valid until 30-June 2021.

2021 Toyota Innova facelift price list
Variants Price
2.0 E (AT) RM 111,622
2.0 G (AT) RM 121,483
2.0 X (AT) RM 129,677

While the 2021 Innova facelift mostly retains its utilitarian looks – sharing the trapezoidal front grille as the Toyota Hilux for instance, its features are more advanced than what you might think is a poor man’s Alphard. After all, it is prestige perfected.

But before we jump right into the features, let’s take a look at the new Innova facelift. Overall, it does share similar updates to the Indo- and Thai-spec Innova which debuted in 2020.

Unlike certain variants of the Indo-spec Kijang Innova and Venturer, however, the Malaysian-spec Innova doesn’t feature a hexagonal black-painted rear license plate garnish. The 2.0X variant does get a new roof spoiler shared with the Indonesian Venturer.

Speaking of names, it looks like the top-of-the-range Innova is keeping the X badge. Maybe the Innova Zenix name might be for the next-gen?

Inside, the Innova gets a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support as standard on the 2.0 G and 2.0 X variants. This has also been upgraded to display the 360-degree Panoramic View Monitor (PVM) in 3D.

The 6-seater captain seat arrangement on the 2.0 X variant also remains. Giving the top-of-the-line Innova some extra luxury refinements are the dark black leather upholstery and brown wooden trims.

Meanwhile, the Innova 2.0 E and 2.0 G variants come with 7-seats as standard with the individual middle row seats replaced with a 3-seater bench instead. Fabric seats are also standard in both variants.

Despite these minor upgrades, the powertrain remains the same in the updated Innova. A 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder petrol engine (1TR-FE) remains the sole engine option (139 PS/183 Nm). This sends power to the rear wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The most impressive update on the Innova facelift would be its safety features. The following features are available as standard across the range:

  • 7 airbags
  • ABS with EBD and Brake Assist (BA)
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Traction Control (TRC)
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

Meanwhile, the Innova 2.0 G and 2.0 X variants gain a Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA). It’s just right that the Innova received the full 5-star rating from ASEAN NCAP.

The 2021 Toyota Innova facelift comes with a 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage. Should you be interested in the Innova, we might suggest having a look at our guide first to see if you have the minimum salary required for a loan.