Many Filipino families are supportive of the Toyota Innova. In fact, the MPV has long been considered as one of the most practical, spacious, and reliable vehicles in the market. While the Innova does come with a wide range of variants locally, the Indonesian market, on the other hand, offers a somewhat sportier trim which is known as the TRD Sportivo, and it is quite nice.
Again, the said model was launched in Indonesia. The TRD Sportivo is quite a familiar trim, right? That’s because the Fortuner even has its own version of that, and it also features a number of sporty appointments. For the Indonesian market, the TRD Sportivo kit is being offered on both the Innova G and V variants.
Quite weird to associate the word ‘sporty’ with an MPV right? However, with the case of this Innova TRD Sportivo, that body kit sure does work well with its lines. It’s not that exaggerated, as the amount of enhancement is quite enough. The exterior gets a generous amount of black details, from the bumpers to its side skirts, to the wheels which are actually 17-inches, everything is just well-coordinated. As expected, it also gets the TRD Sportivo badge on the tailgate and a sticker on the rear doors which further emphasizes the TRD trademark.
Ordering the range-topping V variant with the TRD Sportivo kit gives you access to all the essential amenities of the renowned MPV, such as those gorgeous LED mood lights, automatic climate control, and the classy wood trim found on the dash.
Despite being an aesthetic package only, the Toyota Innova TRD Sportivo does not brag about sportscar performance, as it is meant to be a multipurpose vehicle after all. There’s only one powerplant option, and that’s a 2.4-liter turbo diesel that churns out 147 hp and 360 Nm torque, an engine that’s slightly lower-spirited than the Philippine-specced Innova’s 2.8-liter diesel. As for the transmissions, the motor could either be paired with a 5-speed MT or a 6-speed automatic.
Despite the local presence of the Innova Touring Sport, if Toyota Motor Philippines would consider bringing this in just as an additional option it could make sense even next to the dressed-up variant.