TOYOTA INNOVA MANUAL TRANSMISSION 2.5 ENGINE DIESEL – 7 SEATER
Engine and GearboxThe diesel engine of this car has been a hit ever since its launch. This 2.5 common rail diesel engine with inter-cooler turbocharger is capable to give 101 bhp of power at 3600 rpm with maximum torque output of 200 Nm ranging from 1400-3400 rpm. Both of these engines are mated with 5-speed manual gearbox.Acceleration and Performance The diesel on the other hand is not less responsive either. The engine refinement is best in its category. Be it second gear or third gear in traffic, the car is always ready to move, you will hardly remember its first gear. It’s only because of the early availability of torque which starts to come at 1400 rpm and keeps on coming till 3400 rpm which makes it the fastest among its competitor’s. It takes only 17 seconds to reach 100km/hour, after that every part of your ride is a bonus. Turbo lag is the word missing from Innova’s drive which is often a major concern in diesel engines. The engine never vibrates even when pushed hard to its limit. Competitors of Innova are yet to find a perfect answer to Toyota’s refined and powerful engines.The diesel Innova is also very fuel efficient. Overall this engine manages to deliver around a mileage of 14km/l which is even better than some hatches .
Ride and Handling
Toyota Innova handles really well. Many people will agree with the fact that it is one of the lightest MPV in terms of handling. Its steering is quite light and responsive which gives you a stress free ride. It doesn’t have an awkward driving position like Xylo which never satisfies you. Its large wheelbase (2750mm) confirms a comfortable ride with High ground clearance of 176mm.Toyota has blessed this car with a perfect suspension which easily carries the weight of this car. Keeping third row seating in mind, Toyota has specially worked on its rear suspension and it can be experienced. Potholes find it really hard to pass through Innova’s brilliant suspension. Its R15 size of tyres along with its good suspension makes cornering look easy with this car.
Safety Features and Braking
Toyota Innova is a heavy car as it weighs around 1680kg. To stop this car, Toyota has equipped it with ventilated disks at the front and drum brakes at the back. This car will never scare you, not even at high speeds if you want to apply brakes on it. It stays under control. For more precise braking Toyota also offers ABS (Anti-lock braking system) on its top model. Car also comes with immobilizer and dual front SRS airbags which adds to the list of safety features.