Toyota launches the 2021 Innova

Published February 20, 2021, 6:20 PM

by Inigo Roces

Locally-made and close to Filipino hearts

2021 Toyota Innova E AT

Toyota gives Filipinos more reason to buy local with the arrival of the 2021 Innova. As one of Toyota Motor Philippines’s (TMP) locally manufactured vehicles, the Innova has endeared itself to Filipino buyers, being the preferred car of generations of Filipino families because of its dependable, spacious, and comfortable qualities.

Proudly assembled in TMP’s manufacturing plant in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, the new Innova has come a long way compared with its practical and well-loved predecessors – the Tamaraw FX and Revo. The MPV now prides itself with notable improvements in design and innovation that continuously evolved since its debut in the Philippine market in 2005.

“The introduction of the New Innova could not have been timelier as the current situation has allowed us to appreciate moments shared with our families and loved ones,” said TMP First Vice President for Marketing Sherwin Chualim. “As we slowly go back to the roads to rediscover the happiness of travelling together, it is important to have a car that can keep us safe, while providing power, comfort, luxury, and style. The new Innova has all that and more.”

“Reaching up to 240,000 proud Innova owners to date and catering to a wide range of needs and preferences of Filipino families and drivers, the Innova indeed raises the flag, and symbolizes excellence in the local manufacturing industry,” added Chualim.

Upgraded style

The new Innova comes with a new front grille, giving it a sportier, dynamic look. The robust design of the front grille and bumper is accented by LED headlamps and LED front fog lamps (for V grade), as well as redesigned side turn signal lamps made to look more aggressive and eye-catching.

Daytime running lights on the V variant further accents the dynamic look and visibility, and completes the stronger front of the Innova. For a more defined and functional look, the rear combination lights also get a black outline redesign for V and G grades. V grades get 17-inch alloy wheels while G and E grades get newly-designed 16-inch alloy wheels.

With the ever reliable 2.8-liter diesel engine and available drive modes (Eco and Power) the New Innova efficiently accomplishes any task and is always up for weekend family trips, weekday rides to work and school, or errands and hobbies in between.

Improved convenience

The new Innova also comes with new convenience features to make each journey is more enjoyable and comfortable. It offers easy ingress with Push Start and Smart Entry (for V variant) and ease of access for your smartphone applications with Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility (for V, G, and E variants).

V and G grades get a classier interior look with the new two-tone Noble Brown + Black color. The V variant gets second-row captain seats for a more relaxed ride, and all variants enjoy efficient luggage space for essentials, groceries, or luggage. The foldable seat back table with cup holder (for V and G grades) gives passengers a convenient place to put on-the-road snacks or gadgets and other items.

Comprehensive safety

All variants come with SRS airbags (seven for the V variant), 3-pt. ELR seatbelts, Anti-Lock Brake System with Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Vehicle Stability Control, and Hill-Start Assist Control.

V and G variants also now come with reverse camera to allow drivers to see the rear view better when moving backwards.  These variants’ clearance and back sonars will also guide its users with audible warning to make every movement safer for all the vehicles’ occupants.

Easier to see and acquire

The new Innova will be available in all of TMP’s dealerships across the country starting February 20, 2021. Customers may also view the interior and exterior in 360 degree views, calculate payments, and submit inquiries direct to any preferred dealer via

Starting at just P1.18 million for the J MT variant, Filipinos are assured of Toyota’s signature quality, durability, and reliability, as well as great value in every Innova unit. The updated features of the 2021 upgrade make the well-loved MPV safer, sportier, and even more capable to take on daily mobility needs, whether for practical use or for family leisure.

The new Innova is available in six diesel engine variants – V AT, G AT and MT, E DSL AT and MT, and J MT.

Prices start from P1,286,000 for the J MT variant, all the way up to P1,739,000 for the V AT variant.

For more information on the New Innova, visit TMP’s official website at and follow the official social media pages at ToyotaMotorPhilippines (Facebook and Instagram), @ToyotaMotorPH (Twitter), and Toyota PH (Viber and Telegram).