Toyota Release Innova Zenix The Kijang Gen-7 in Jakarta, Monday (21/11/2022). Innova Zenix itself, is the first Kijang family with a hybrid engine. Is it expensive? This MPV is sold from IDR 458 million (OTR Jakarta) for the 2.0 G HV CVT variant and the most expensive IDR 611 million (OTR Jakarta) specifically for the 2.0 Q HV CVT TSS Modellista variant. If you think it’s too expensive, Toyota also sells the Innova Zenix in a conventional petrol engine version which starts at IDR 419 million (OTR Jakarta).
Meanwhile, for those of you who are looking for an Innova with a diesel engine, Zenix doesn’t have one. Even so, consumers can still buy Innova diesel in the old model.
Prior to the launch of this latest generation of Innova, Toyota first spread a teaser image of the car via social media @toyotaid since early November. Long before that, the name Innova Zenix had been observed in Indonesia through the Indonesian Intellectual Property Database (PDKI). The applicant is Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan. Then, the registered registration number is IDM000980875 with a registration date of July 29, 2022. Furthermore, the application number is DID2020040383.
The presence of Innova Zenix was leaked by the Minister of Industry, Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita last year. “Toyota will produce 10 hybrid models including 5 Plug-in Hybrid models, one of which is the national brand Kijang Hybrid (2022),” wrote Agus Gumiwang in his presentation at the Investor Daily Summit.
Interestingly, the Innova Hybrid is not only for the Indonesian market, but also for the global market. At the closest, this MPV is also ready to be marketed in Hindustan, aka India. There, the name of the Toyota Innova Zenix changed to Toyota Hycross. Regarding the launch in India, it is likely to be carried out on November 25, 2022.
So, so that you are no longer curious, let’s review in full the prices and specifications of the Toyota Innova Zenix in Indonesia, as follows:
1. Use Panoramic Sunroof for Innova Zenix V and Q
The first discussion of the specification of the Toyota Innova Zenix is in terms of the presence of a panoramic sunroof. This is indeed a drawback of the Innova that was sold before, even though competitors such as Wuling Cortez and Kia Carens have used glass on the roof.
The presence of a panoramic sunroof certainly makes the Innova Zenix more competitive than rivals. The reason is that in terms of size, it turns out to be very large, stretching from front to back. From inside the cabin, passengers can also see natural scenery more easily.
Plus, this sunroof makes the cabin feel more spacious. At the same time making the interior of the Innova Hybrid even more luxurious, especially because there is ambient light on the left and right sides. Presence of panoramic retractable roof Innova Hybrid V and Q variants only.
2. More Comfortable Ottoman Captain Seat for Passengers
Innova using the captain seat is probably normal. The difference is that in the latest version or Zenix it uses an ottoman type which is more comfortable for passengers. The difference is in the presence of footrests which make sitting in the seat more relaxed.
However, this version of the captain seat ottoman is only present in the highest variant of the Toyota Innova Hybrid or Q. Meanwhile, it is not available in the G and V variants.
Another comfort feature that passengers get in the second row of Innova Zenix seats are two large 10-inch screens, specifically for the Q and V variants. This dual rear seat entertainment feature can even be connected to a smartphone and can display pictures and videos separately from each other. other.
3. Innova Zenix Condensed Aura SUV and Uses 18 Inch Wheels
When viewed as a whole, the Toyota Kijang Gen-7 is still similar to the Innova Reborn. However, when examined in detail and carefully, there are several changes that make it look more modern and impressive in the style of an SUV. This is reasonable, because Toyota is now labeling the latest generation of Innova as an Innovative Multipurpose Crossover.
“The concept of this car is an Innovative Multipurpose Crossover. Our goal is to develop a versatile crossover with the space and utility of a minivan loved by millennials with global values. Inheriting the DNA of a car that has long been loved by the public and has undergone various improvements, the All New Kijang Innova Zenix has become a car for a new era,” said Chief Engineer All New Kijang Innova Zenix,
It can be seen that this car has a larger grille dimension. Furthermore, the headlamp design also looks aggressive and already uses LEDs. Likewise with the bumper, the indentation of the lines is simple according to the design of the grille and headlamp and there are fog lamps and DRLs that are already LED.
For the back of the Innova Zenix, it still looks similar to the Innova Reborn. It’s just that the lights are flatter, similar to those of the Toyota Fortuner. There are also hybrid emblems. Regarding color choices, there are 5 options: Platinum White pearl, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic, Attitude Black, and Dk. Steel.
Then about the dimensions, the Toyota Kijang Innova Zenix is bigger than the Innova Reborn. On paper it is 4,755 mm long, 1,850 mm wide, and 1,795 mm high. Meanwhile, the wheelbase is up to 2,850 mm longer. Then for the ground clearance reaches 185 mm.
Meanwhile, the wheels used vary for each variant. For example, the Innova Hybrid variant G uses 16-inch wheels with 205/65 tires, the V variant uses 17-inch wheels with 215/60 tires. Especially for the highest Innova or Q variant, it will use 18-inch wheels with 225/50 tires.
Compare that to the Toyota Innova Reborn which has a length of 4,735 mm, width of 1,830 mm, height of 1,795 mm, a wheelbase of 2,750 mm and a ground clearance of 178 mm.
4. Using the TNGA Platform: GA-C
The Toyota Innova Zenix uses the Toyota New Global Architecture or TNGA: GA-C platform. This platform is the same as that used by the Toyota Voxy. In other words, the ladder frame that became the framework for the previous model was replaced by the monocoque style.
“We use TNGA GA-C, which means this is Voxy’s sibling, and for your information, I also handle the manufacture of Voxy. Voxy is a boxy car, and Innova is very different, because this car has to be strong in any terrain and also stylish. Being able to take balance from that combination is the challenge,” explained Mizuma.
The advantage of the TNGA platform is that it is lighter, then monocoque. As a result when the car is invited to drive on the streets it feels more enjoyable, because it is easy to control. This platform also provides space for Toyota engineers to increase body rigidity, reduce the weight of the car, and reduce sound entering the car’s cabin, in
order to increase stability and comfort when in mobility.
5. Front Wheel Drive or FWD
Then the next specification of the Toyota Innova Zenix is to use front-wheel drive (FWD) . This is actually something that can be predicted, because now modern Toyota cars have implemented FWD, even the latest generation of Avanza are also following suit.
The motion of the front wheels on one side is indeed considered less capable of bulldozing uphill roads than the rear wheels or rear wheel drive (RWD). However, on the other hand there are actually many advantages of FWD when applied to the Innova Zenix, such as the use of fewer components which reduces production costs. Then front-wheel drive excels because it saves more fuel, accelerates more steadily, thus making the cabin more comfortable (no axle tunnel on the floor).
The effect on the Innova Zenix with the combination of FWD and TNGA: GA-C, the length of the inside of the cabin reaches 1,746 mm or an increase of 56 mm. Meanwhile, the hip room of the first and second row benches reaches 1,488 mm or
46 mm wider, with headroom on the middle bench being 85 mm or 32 mm higher than the older model. These dimensions promise the best comfort in its class.
By using front-wheel drive (FWD), the tunnel under the passenger deck is no longer there, creating a flat floor. The longer wheelbase also provides a more spacious cabin floor considering the position of the axles farther forward and back. Wider wheel threads also promise a more spacious cabin. Besides
of course the body roll is smoother and quieter thanks to the farther wheelbase and thread.
With these advantages, the All New Kijang Innova Zenix is able to provide a better sitting posture and not get tired easily by lowering the middle seat 20 mm to 349 mm and the rear seat lower 30 mm to 313 mm. Meanwhile, the driver’s view height has increased by 25 mm to 1,442 mm to ensure better
outgoing visibility in monitoring his increasingly long and wide posture.
We have also tried it ourselves sitting in the first, second and third row seats at the Innova Zenix. It feels very comfortable for the 168 cm tall owner. Even in the third row seats can still be reclined again, so the sitting position is really relaxed.
6. Hybrid Engine Becomes a Diesel Substitute
The next specifications for the Toyota Innova Zenix are from the heart of the race. This car uses a fifth generation hybrid engine. In other words, similar to that used by the latest 2023 Toyota Prius .
On paper, the engine is coded M20A-FXS with a capacity of 1.98c cc with Dual VV-Ti technology. On paper, it can produce a peak torque of 187 Nm at 4,400-5,200 rpm and a maximum power of 152 PS at 6,000 rpm. Meanwhile, the electric motor can produce a peak torque of 206 Nm and 113 PS of power.
Speaking of fuel consumption, the Innova Zenix with the latest hybrid engine can save up to 21 km/liter. This is claimed to be more economical than the old Innova Diesel model which can only save fuel at 14 km/liter.
Toyota also provides the Innova Zenix with conventional or non-hybrid petrol engines. The mechanical heart is coded M20A-FKS with a cubication of 1,987. On paper, it can produce a peak torque of 205 Nm at 4,500-4,900 rpm and a maximum power of 174 PS at 6,600 rpm.
The Toyota Kijang Gen-7 petrol engine is combined with a 10-Speed Direct Shift CVT transmission. Thus it can save fuel consumption up to 15 km / liter. Economical right?
Then another interesting thing, the diesel engine variant that was previously in Innova is no longer in Zenix. Even so, Toyota will still sell the Innova Reborn or the older model for fleet customers. So if you want to buy a diesel Innova, you can just choose the old model.
7. Innova Zenix Without Manual Transmission, All Automatic
Discussion of the specifications of the Toyota Innova Zenix next is a matter of transmission. Kijang Gen-7 now no longer has a manual transmission, replaced by a smooth and responsive CVT coded K120. Efficient mechanical component performance and a wider steel belt ratio are claimed to improve fuel efficiency, acceleration and quiet operation.
This feature is unique because Toyota adds a gear ratio of 3.337 for forward and 3.136 for reverse which synergizes with the CVT steel belt ratio in the range of 2.236-0.447. While the final gear ratio of 4,262 ensures easy acceleration in various driving conditions and loads as well as adequate engine brake performance.
There is also a 10-speed Sequential Shiftmatic mode adopted to enable gear shifting like a manual transmission to enhance driving pleasure. This system allows shifting in all selected gears by moving the shift lever to + or – when the shift lever is in position M. A highly
responsive Sequential Shiftmatic Control is adopted for precise torque control during smooth and agile gear changes.
Meanwhile, uphill/downhill shift control contributes to improving driving ability on mountainous routes. The system assesses the way uphill or downhill according to the gas opening and the speed of the car. When going uphill, control of the accelerator pedal is enhanced. When going down a hill and the car is going faster and faster, the downshift
is implemented automatically. In addition, when the brakes start to work, a downshift is added to give a stronger engine brake effect.
The Toyota Innova Zenix Hybrid, both the G, V and Q variants, is equipped with Eco, Normal, Power and EV driving modes. While the G and V Gasoline models only have Eco, Normal and Power driving modes. While using the Power mode, the response to changes in the ratio of the steel belt ratio is increased so that the driver can feel the G-force more.
8. Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 Comes to Innova Zenix
Discussing the specifications of the Toyota Innova Zenix without reviewing the features, it’s clearly not quite right. This MPV car embeds several modern features that are already in Toyota’s latest product line. One of its flagship features is TSS (Toyota Safety Sense).
Even more special is the TSS version 3.0 or similar to the Toyota Voxy and bZ4X. This technology is integrated with the Pre-Colission System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) with Curve Speed Reduction, Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), to Automatic High Beam (AHB).
There are several new things in TSS 3.0. First, the forward detection distance becomes wider both up and down, and to the right and left. In addition, forward detection can now see a wider range of moving objects, even at a closer distance. Both of these improvements enter into the technical aspects of the radar.
Then don’t be left behind, comes T-Intouch to integrate cars and smartphones in a comprehensive manner. Among the uses of T Intouch, car owners can find the location of the car just by looking at their smartphone (find my car). There is also a feature that makes it easier to find a vehicle if it is stolen (stolen vehicle tracking).
9. Price of the Toyota Innova Zenix
After knowing the specifications of the Toyota Innova Zenix, what is the price? In total, this car is divided into two engine options, namely conventional gasoline and hybrid. Here’s a list of banners:
Innova Zenix Gasoline 2.0 G CVT IDR 419,000,000
Innova Zenix Gasoline 2.0 V CVT IDR 467,000,000
Innova Zenix Hybrid 2.0 G HV CVT Rp 458.000.000
Innova Zenix Hybrid 2.0 V HV CVT Rp 522.150.000
Innova Zenix Hybrid 2.0 V HV CVT Model list Rp 532.000.000
Innova Zenix Hybrid 2.0 Q HV CVT TSS Rp 601.150.000
Innova Zenix Hybrid 2.0 Q HV CVT TSS Modellista Rp 611.000.000
How, are you interested? This car can already be ordered by consumers through the sales. If you order now, Toyota promises that delivery of the Zenix can be made at the end of November 2022.