Expert Review of Toyota Innova 2.5 Z Diesel 7 Seater
One of the leading car makers in the Indian automobile market, Toyota Bharat has added a new variant to their facelifted MPV model series called Toyota Innova. This new trim is the top end variant in the diesel engine based model lineup and has some interesting features. Some of which are a power steering system with tilt steering column, power windows with driver side auto down function, power door locks, a key less entry system, back sonar, back monitor camera with display and many more such impressive aspects. This all new Toyota Innova 2.5 Z Diesel 7 Seater trim has been bestowed with a performance packed 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder based diesel power plant that makes a displacement capacity of about 2494cc and can generate a power of about 100bhp at 3600rpm and yields a peak torque output of about 200Nm in between 1400 to 3400rpm, which is quite good. There has been some refreshing exterior cosmetic updates to this new trim, which is making it look refined and more cultured. Then the braking system of this vehicle is also quite robust with the front wheels being assembled with ventilated discs, while the rear wheels have been fitted with leading trailing drum brakes. On the other hand, the suspension system is also very sturdy with the front axle getting a double wishbone type of a mechanism, while the rear axle gets four link type of a mechanism with a lateral rod, which helps in balancing the vehicle and keep it stable.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
The performance packed 2.5-litre diesel mill has been integrated with a Turbocharger along with an Intercooler as well. This engine has also been equipped with a Common Rail Direct Fuel Injection based fuel supply system, which as the ability to delivers a mileage of 10.2 Kmpl within the traffic laden city roads and about 13.5 Kmpl on the highways.
The company is offering this new trim with quite a number of refreshing colors for the buyers to choose from. These include a radiant looking Super White metallic finish, a subtle looking Silver Mica Metallic finish option, a refined looking Silky Gold Mica metallic finish option, a flamboyant looking Dark Red Mica Metallic finish option, a vibrant looking Blue Metallic finish option and also a stylish looking Grey Mica Metallic finish option.
Acceleration and Pick up
The company has bestowed this newly launched Toyota Innova 2.5 Z Diesel 7 Seater with a peppy 2.5-litre, D-4D diesel mill. This engine has the ability to propel this multi purpose vehicle from 0 to 100 kmph mark in just about 17.4 seconds, which is quite good. While, the top speed of this new trim is said to be in the range of 145 to 150 Kmph that is rather thrilling.
The company has done quite a few changes to the exterior design of this new variant . This top end trim comes with a contemporary body style with trendy exteriors and body graphics on the sides. There is a lot of chrome used all over the body, which is giving this top end trim, a premium look. The front fascia gets a major cosmetic update, which is giving it a macho and aggressive look. The company has increased the size of the radiator grille and given it a lot of chrome treatment. The company has also refurbished the front bumper that comes with a complete new look. Also the design of the fog lamps have been updated, which is enhancing the appeal of this MPV. Coming to the side profile, this all new Toyota Innova 2.5 Z Diesel 7 Seater trim has been blessed with stylish body decals along with chrome based side moldings and so on. The door handles have been treated in chrome, while the outside rear view mirrors have been painted in body color. The wheel arches of this MPV trim is blessed with 15 inch alloy wheels. The rear profile of this MPV too received the cosmetic updates wherein you can find a broad tail gate with a lot of chrome garnish and a sporty rear spoiler.
This all new Toyota Innova 2.5 Z Diesel 7 Seater trim is the top end variant in the diesel engine model line up. The company has equipped it with some of the most practical and utility based features inside. The list of these impressive comfort aspects includes an automatic air conditioning system with rear AC vents and a heater, a very responsive power steering with tilt steering adjustment, all four power windows with driver side window getting an auto down function, power door locks, a key less entry system, back sonar and back monitor camera with display for making the parking simpler and quite a number of other such functions. This top end trim is also blessed with an advanced 2-DIN audio unit that has a brilliant LCD touchscreen display that also supports Aux-In, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. The audio, Multi Information Display and Bluetooth phone control functions have been mounted on the steering wheel as well, which will further enhance the level of comforts.
This newly launched MPV trim has the same dimensions as the previous versions. This new trim has an overall length of about 4585mm along with a total width of close to 1765mm, which also includes the external wing mirrors. The total height of this MPV is about 1760mm and it has a spacious wheelbase of 2750mm, while the minimum ground clearance is considerably high at about 176mm that allows this MPV to glide over bad roads and speed breakers. The minimum turning radius of this MPV is about 5.4 meters, which is quite acceptable in most these big vehicles.
This top end Toyota Innova 2.5 Z Diesel 7 Seater has been equipped with a 2.5-litre, D-4D, 4-cylinder based diesel power plant that makes a displacement capacity of about 2494cc, which is quite good. This engine has been designed on a dual over head cam shaft valve configuration and has been incorporated with an inter cooler and a turbocharger as well. This engine adheres to all the stringent norms of Bharat Stage IV. This turbocharged diesel mill makes a power of about 100bhp at 3600rpm and yields a peak torque output of close to 200Nm in between 1400 to 3400rpm, which is rather good. This engine has been coupled with a smooth and proficient 5-speed manual transmission gearbox that sends the power to the front wheels and returns a maximum mileage of about 12.99 Kmpl, which is rather good.
The company has fitted the neatly carved out wheel arches of this Toyota Innova 2.5 Z Diesel 7 Seater MPV with a sturdy set of alloy wheels. These classy alloy rims are 15 inches in size and are further covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 205/65 R15, which have a superior grip on the road.
This all new Toyota Innova 2.5 Z Diesel 7 Seater trim has been fitted with a robust and well balanced suspension system. The front axle of this MPV has been fitted with a double wishbone type of a mechanism. While the rear axle has been bestowed with a four link with lateral rod type of a mechanism. All this put together gives the occupants a very comfortable driving experience.
Handling and Control
The braking system of this MPV is very proficient with the front wheels getting ventilated disc brakes. While the rear wheels have been given leading trailing drum brakes for better handling of this massive MPV. Apart from these, the company has also bestowed this top end trim with a highly advanced ABS (Antilock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution) to keep the vehicle safe and steady on wet roads as well. Apart from these, the company has also given this top end MPV, some very crucial and significant safety features as well. The list includes dual front SRS airbags for added protection of the front passengers, side door impact beams, a collapsible steering wheel column, anti submarine seats, GOA (global outstanding assessment) body, LSPV (load sensing proportion valve) and a high rigidity overall frame. The security system consists of features like an engine immobilizer with a theft deterrent system, child locks for rear doors, a central locking system and many more such aspects.
Very spacious interior cabin, impressive safety and comfort features.
Price tag can be more competitive, fuel efficiency can be made better.