Toyota Innova Zenix vs. Toyota Innova: New vs. Old

Toyota Innova Zenix vs. Toyota Innova: New vs. Old

The all-new third-gen Toyota Innova has arrived in Malaysia as the Innova Zenix, which does not replace the older second-gen model but is instead on sale alongside it. That means UMW Toyota now offers both old and new Innova, providing customers with a wider range of MPV options to choose from. 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How is the new Innova Zenix different from the old Innova?

    The new Toyota Innova Zenix is based on a new front-wheel drive Toyota New Global Architecture and comes with a hybrid drivetrain. It is also better equipped in terms of features.
  • In today's story, we are going to compare the new Innova Zenix and the old Innova in terms of price, specifications, and features to help prospective buyers make an informed decision. So, with further delay, let's start with their variants and pricing.

    Toyota Innova Zenix

    Toyota Innova Zenix vs. Toyota Innova: Price

    The new Innova Zenix is offered in two variants - 2.0 V and 2.0 HEV, imported from Indonesia, whereas the standard Innova is on sale in two locally assembled trims - 2.0 G and 2.0 X. Their prices are as follows - 

    Innova Zenix variants

    Price (on the road, without insurance)

    Innova variants

    Price (on the road, without insurance)

    2.0 V petrol 

    RM 165,000

    2.0 G

    RM 133,880

    2.0 HEV hybrid

    RM 202,000

    2.0 X 

    RM 141,880

    Toyota Innova Zenix vs. Toyota Innova: Platform and dimensions

    While the old Innova underpins the rear-wheel drive IMV platform with the ladder frame chassis, the new Innova Zenix is based on the front-wheel drive Toyota New Global Architecture which has a monocoque structure. According to Toyota, the new platform offers better ride quality, comfort, and handling capabilities. It can also embed the latest advanced technologies, including the hybrid system. 

    Toyota Innova Zenix

    The new platform also gives the MPV a larger footprint. The comparison of their dimensions is as follows -

    Dimensions

    Innova Zenix

    Innova

    Difference

    Length

    4,760 mm

    4,740 mm

    20 mm longer

    Width

    1,850 mm

    1,835 mm

    15 mm wider

    Height

    1,795 mm

    1,795 mm

    No difference

    Wheelbase

    2,850 mm

    2,750 mm

    100 mm longer

    Toyota Innova Zenix vs. Toyota Innova: Engine specifications

    The third-gen Innova comes in two powertrain options - a 2.0 pure ICE and a 2.0 hybrid system, while both variants of the older version carry the same engine setup under the bonnet. The detailed specifications are as follows - 

    Specs

    Innova Zenix V

    Innova Zenix HEV

    Innova

    Engine

    2.0-litre Dynamic Force NA inline-four engine

    2.0-litre Dynamic Force NA inline-four engine paired with electric motor

    2.0-litre inline four-cylinder petrol

    Max power

    174 PS 

    186 PS

    139 PS

    Max torque

    205 Nm 

    188 Nm (engine)

    206 Nm (electric motor)

    183 Nm

    Transmission

    10-Speed Direct Shift CVT

    E-CVT

    6-Speed AT

    Drive system

    Front-wheel-drive

    Front-wheel-drive

    Rear-wheel-drive

    Toyota Innova Zenix

    The above table reveals that the new Innova is more powerful than the older version. Also, it comes in a greener and more environmentally friendly option.

    Toyota Innova Zenix vs Toyota Innova: Features

    Features

    Innova Zenix (2.0 HEV)

    Innova (X)

    Grille

    Hexagon Grille with Glossy Finish

    Dark Chrome with Black Paint

    Headlights

    LED (with Auto High Beam)

    Automatic LED Projector (with Follow-me-home Function) and Automatic Levelling

    Tail lights

    LED 

    Projector

    DRLs

    LED

    LED

    Fog lamps

    LED

    LED

    Wing mirros

    Auto Retractable, Auto Fold, Welcome Lamp & BSM Indicators

    Chrome Power Adjustable & Retractable with Turn Signal Lamps & Puddle Lamp

    Panoramic sunroof

    Yes

    No

    Wheels

    18-inch 

    17-inch 

    Smart Entry & Start System

    Yes

    Yes

    Drive Mode

    Normal & Eco, Power & EV 

    Normal, ECO & Power 

    Paddle shifters

    Yes

    No

    Instrument panel

    7" Colour TFT 

    4.2" Colour TFT

    Air-conditioning

    Automatic A/C / Automatic Rear Cooler

    Automatic

    Steering wheel

    3-spoke Leather with Tilt & Telescopic Adjustable

    3-spoke Leather Wrapped with Wood & Silver Trim, Tilt & Telescopic Adjustable

    Infotainment unit

    10.1-inch touchscreen with Wired / Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

    9" touchscreen with Apple CarPlay​ & Android Auto Connectivity

    3D Panoramic View Monitor 

    Yes

    No

    Captain seats (II row)

    Yes

    Yes

    Driver seat

    8-way Power 

    8-way Power

    Wireless charger

    No

    Yes

    Seats

    Black Leather 

    Combination Leather (Black)

    Airbags

    6 (Driver, Passenger, Side & Curtain)

    7 (Driver, Front Passenger, Side, Curtain & Driver Knee)

    Toyota Safety Sense

    Yes (Autonomous emergency braking with intersection support, Emergency steering assist, Low-speed acceleration suppression, Dynamic radar cruise control, Lane tracing assist, Lane Departure Alert, Road sign assist, and Rear cross-traffic alert)

    No

    Toyota Innova Zenix

    The above comparison apparently reveals that the new Innova is more feature loaded.

    Toyota Innova Zenix vs Toyota Innova: Colours

    Innova Zenix

    Metallic Gray, Avantgarde Bronze, Silver, Platinum White Pearl, and Attitude Black (with mica finish)

    Innova 

    Medium Silver Metallic, Phantom Brown Metallic, Attitude Black Mica, Silver Metallic, Super White II, Bronze Mica Metallic, and Crimson Spark Red Metallic

    Toyota Innova Zenix

    In conclusion, the new Toyota Innova Zenix outshines the second-gen model with its improved ride quality, larger size, increased power, and enhanced features list. However, it's important to note that these upgrades come at a higher price point. So, prospective buyers need to weigh these factors and prioritise their preferences to make an informed decision.

    Also read: Toyota introduces all-new Alphard and Vellfire in Japan

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