Car pool? Lift club? Watch this space – Toyota Innova

2012-04-20 11:16


If I were to come up with the history of this machine, I’d say it fell

from the ugly tree and then got sucker punched – its insipid looks don’t

inspire confidence. Yes, it was launched five years ago and made it to

local shores only last year, but that’s still no excuse for being so


Comfort: The Innova might lose points for the exterior styling, but it makes up for it by being the most spacious seven- and eight-seater in the market.


The 2.7 VVTI engine is the same unit found in the Hilux or Fortuner

models. So if the kids are embarrassed to be seen in this monstrosity,

at least it can make a quick get away. The captain-styled seats (similar

to a pilot’s seat) in the seven-seater model’s second row are also


Dislikes: Did I mention its looks? Also, the third row of seats

can’t be folded flat but only stored towards the side, which doesn’t

leave much boot space.

Price: From R257 200

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