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One Unit of Toyota Innova Produced Every 1.6 Minutes in Indonesia

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The new Toyota Innova was recently launched in Indonesia at a starting price of 282 million Indonesian Rupiah ( ₹ 13.64 lakh). Toyota, that is currently manufacturing the MPV only in Indonesia, invested 5 trillion Indonesian Rupiah (approximately ₹ 2,423 crore) in its Indonesian facility. Nandi Julianto, Director of Production Engineering, Toyota Motor Manufaturing Indonesia, said that the facility now produces a new Toyota Innova every 1.6 minutes (96 seconds).

Also Read: All You Need to Know About Toyota Innova 2016

Interestingly, he thinks that time can be further reduced to 1.5 minutes (90 seconds) once the company starts the production with full force. Since production for the new generation Toyota Innova was started only in the first week of November, the process has been gradual since the carmaker is working to ensure quality. In fact, about the first 100 units were used primarily for quality checks before being sent off to dealers.

New Toyota Innova Rear

The Toyota Innova 2016 has garnered a lot of interest from across the globe since it was first teased. The MPV now looks remarkably different; it sports an all-new grille, sweptback head-lamps, LED daytime running lamps, new fog-lamps, pronounced wheel-arches, an all-new rear bumper, and refurbished tail-lamps among other changes.

Also Read: Spec Comparison: Toyota Innova 2016 vs the Current Model

New Toyota Innova's now visibly premium cabin gets dual-tone interiors, silver accents, wooden panels, and leather upholstery (in accordance with the selected variant). Provisions for entertainment and comfort include automatic A/C, voice command, Bluetooth support, Miracast, TFT type MID, premium illumination lamp, and 8-inch advanced entertainment system among others.

Toyota Innova 2016 Dashboard

The Toyota Innova 2016 gets the new 2.4-litre GD diesel engine and the 2.0-litre VVT-i petrol as engine options in Indonesia. The petrol engine churns out 137bhp along with 183Nm of peak torque, while the diesel unit offers 147bhp and 342Nm (manual) and 360Nm (automatic) of maximum torque.

Toyota Innova 2016 Specs:  
a. Petrol  
Engine: 2.0-litre VVT-i
Power: 137bhp
Torque: 183Nm
Gearbox: 5-speed manual/ 6-speed automatic gearbox
   
b. Diesel  
Engine: 2.4-litre GD
Power: 147bhp
Torque: 342Nm (manual)/ 360Nm (automatic)
Gearbox: 5-speed manual/ 6-speed automatic gearbox
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(Source: kompas.com)

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