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Old 29th September 2017, 15:22   #1
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Default Toyota Innova Touring Sport 2.4L diesel gets 6-speed MT

The 2.4-litre diesel version of the Innova Touring Sport now gets a 6-speed manual instead of a 5-speed manual transmission. Toyota has also updated some of its features. The updated variant is priced at Rs. 19.60 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Toyota Innova Touring Sport 2.4L diesel gets 6-speed MT-touring-sport3.jpg

The diesel 6-speed MT version of the Innova Touring Sport comes with a black grille with smoked chrome accents and ORVM housings, automatic LED projector headlamps with integrated LED DRLs, LED fog lamps with smoked bezel, black bumper and wheel arch cladding and black 17-inch alloy wheels.

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Inside, the MPV gets black interiors with wood inserts and contrast red stitching. Toyota has updated the touchscreen infotainment with a navigation function and has added an idle start/stop function which cuts off the engine during idling. Other standard features include a multi-function steering wheel, automatic climate control, smart key, etc. Toyota does not offer an 8-way adjustable driver's seat, speed sensing auto door locks and cruise control on this variant.

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Besides this, the Touring Sport diesel 6-speed MT variant gets a host of safety features including ABS with EBD and brake assist and 3 airbags (driver /passenger /driver side knee), stability control and hill start assist.

The 2.4-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine offered on the Innova Touring Sport stays unchanged. It produces 148 BHP @ 3,400 rpm and 343 Nm @ 1,400-2,800 rpm and is now paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. A 2.8-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that makes 172 BHP @ 3,400 rpm and 360 Nm @ 1,200-3,400 rpm is paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The petrol variant is powered by a 2.7-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine making 164 BHP @ 5,200 rpm and 245 Nm @ 4,000 rpm, which continues to get a choice of the 5-speed manual or the 6-speed automatic transmission.
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Old 29th September 2017, 15:57   #2
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That cheap wooden insert shouts TAXI and that digital 'Ghadi' reminds me of Indicas. With not offense to anyone, spending 2.5 million rupees on road for this taxi doesn't makes sense to me. Do N number of customizations, Innova cannot ever look cool. Coming to the changes/updates/additions to the new model, the only change worth it is the introduction of 6-speed gearbox, maybe Hexa effect? And that too took Toyota a decade to introduce.

I know Innova is a great car, offers superb reliability, is super comfortable, belongs to Toyota clan blah blah BUT it is OVERRATED. Just like iPhone
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I have truly given up all hopes of buying a new Innova in this lifetime :(

The 6-speed is a great alternative though and will help the overpriced, and not overrated, car even more sales.
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It's a big deal & owners will appreciate the more relaxed cruising, thanks to the 6th gear. The previous-Innova was a pain on the highway as its revs were too high in 5th. With the 6th gear, the 2.4L should now do 100 kmph at 2,000 rpm or lower. From my Innova Crysta review of the 5-speed MT:

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spending 2.5 million rupees on road for this taxi doesn't makes sense to me.
Frankly, the Innova Crysta has bridged the gap between MPVs & SUVs. It does everything that a 30 lakh 2WD SUV can. From the owner's point of view, there is nothing to touch it in terms of comfort, practicality & long-term durability. One of my closest friends is happily using his 2005 Innova and still has no plans to replace it. Fills his car to the brim with passengers & cargo and hits the highway (gone thrice to Goa since June). How many cars can you say that about? IIRC, Moderator Aditya had commented that Wadia (from Bombay Dyeing) cruises in an Innova, despite having a fleet of luxury cars at his disposal.
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I had commented earlier that the 5 speed gearbox is just out to place for car so expensive and powerful, so good move by Toyota. Now I hope this 6 speed gear box trickles done to the cheaper G and V variants so that one is not forced to buy the garish red special touring edition that is mostly a cosmetic upgrade over the regular MT variants.

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Wish Toyota had offered 6 Speed in first place across the range. By providing 6 Speed Toyota now has cleverly differentiated Touring sport from the rest.Will have to wait and see how long will touring sport enjoy this exclusivity.
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If the "Sport" was to come late to the party, Toyota just won the world cup.

Why would they not give cruise control? The word "Touring" would lead to think "cruise" / "chill out and drive in a relaxed fashion". Maybe, we'll get it in the Touring Sport "RS" version.

All said, I really dig the car. It's been a flagship and it has proven to be a best seller even in its current avatar and pricing. I remember a lot of us were saying that it would be DOA if it went past 18L or so. At 25L, it's beating the rest of the competition to pulp.
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I'm wondering why they didn't make some cosmetic changes also on the exterior (which generally make the car look worse) and launch a "TRD Sportivo" Innova instead of calling it a "Touring Sport".
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