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June 22, 2023

Everything You Need To Know About The 2023 Toyota Innova Zenix (w/ Full Specs)

Toyota Motor Philippines ushers a new era in MPVs with the unveiling of the first-ever Innova Zenix. Built on the brand’s tenets of quality, durability, and reliability, the new 7-seater is now backed by advanced technology headlined by a self-charging strong gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain. Here’s everything you need to know:

What’s going to happen to the current Innova?

Fans of the traditional rear-wheel drive, body-on-frame Innova will be happy to know that Toyota will continue to churn it out from their Santa Rosa, Laguna plant. In fact, they won’t be culling any of the current six variants (P 1,236,000 to P 1,789,000). The Innova Zenix will simply serve as a new addition to the line-up. Oh, and before you ask, they reckon the addition of the “Zenix” name will differentiate it the way the Corolla is now known as the “Corolla Altis.”

What’s powering the Innova Zenix?

The top-of-the-line Innova Zenix 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT is powered by Toyota’s latest gasoline-electric hybrid system. This pairs a 152 PS Dynamic Force 2.0-liter gasoline engine (M20A-FXS) with a 113 horsepower electric motor giving a combined output of 186 horsepower. Torque, meanwhile is rated for the engine is rated at 187 Nm, while a further 206 Nm is provided by the electric motor. Energy is stored via a nickel–metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery located beneath the front seats. With 60 percent of driving done using electric power alone, it equates to a 50 percent improvement in both fuel mileage and CO2 emissions compared to the current Innova.

A conventional internal combustion engine version—the 2.0 V CVT—is also available. This one, powered by the M20A-FKS Dynamic Force engine makes 174 horsepower and 205 Nm.

What are its exterior features?

Designed for the modern Filipino family, the Innova Zenix draws inspiration from an unlikely source: Toyota’s rich global SUV heritage. With that, it features a muscular and tough design with a raised hood line and a large hexagonal grille with barbell-like inserts. Standard exterior features include LED headlights and front fog lights (with LED daytime running lights on the 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT), 17 (2.0 V CVT) or 18-inch (2.0 Q Hybrid CVT) alloy wheels, chrome accents, and black overfenders (2.0 Q Hybrid CVT).

Dimensionally, the Innova Zenix is slightly longer (4,755 mm) and wider (1,850 mm) than the current Innova, but is slightly shorter (1,790 mm). Its wheelbase is a generous 2,850 mm, while its ground clearance is a manageable 185 mm.

What’s underneath?

The Innova Zenix rides on the Toyota New Global Architecture platform. The shift to the TNGA-C means it sports a unibody construction for a car-like ride and handling, and improved interior space and flexibility. Its driven wheels also shift from the rear to the front. This lends it a flat floor across three rows. The third row, when not in use, can be folded down flat into the floor creating a long, continuous load space.

What’s in the cabin?

The interior design expresses seamless luxury and comfort. The use of horizontal tones gives a sense of space, while the vertical tones used for the central cluster and doors mirror the powerful exterior. The styling also ushers improved cabin aesthetics, with a two-tone black and dark chestnut color scheme. The dashboard features soft-touch surfaces, while the interior itself is lined with aluminum-like accents.

Standard features include a leather steering wheel, auto-dimming rear view mirror, automatic climate control, electronic parking brake with auto hold, a partial-digital gauge cluster, a 10.1-inch display audio system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six speakers, ambient lighting, second-row Captain Seats, and a power tailgate. The 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT, meanwhile, goes all out with an 8-way power driver’s seat, power second-row Ottoman seats, and two-tone black and dark chestnut leather seats.

What about safety?

Safety is a high priority for Toyota and the Innova Zenix. The Innova Zenix 2.0 V CVT comes with features such as dual SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control, hill start assist control, front and rear proximity sensors, and a rear back-up camera. The 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT adds a full suite of airbags (seven), as well as the Toyota Safety Sense or TSS system. This bundle features segment-first features like Pre-Collision System, Automatic Highbeam, Lane Tracing Assist, Lane Departure Alert, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. This is on top of blind spot monitors with rear cross traffic alert, and a 360-degree camera.

What colors are available?

The first-ever Toyota Innova Zenix is available in six colors:
  • Dark Steel Mica (2.0 Q Hybrid CVT)
  • Blackish Brown Mica (2.0 Q Hybrid CVT)
  • Attitude Black Mica (2.0 V CVT)
  • Gray Metallic (2.0 V CVT)
  • Silver Metallic (2.0 V CVT)
  • Platinum White Pearl Mica (2.0 Q Hybrid CVT and 2.0 V CVT).
What’s the price?

Pricing is pegged at P 1,670,000 for the 2.0 V CVT and P 1,953,000 for the 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT. A P 15,000 premium is added to the Platinum White Pearl Mica color.

What are the full specs?

Here you go.

2023 Toyota Innova Zenix Philippine Specifications

Toyota Innova Zenix Dimensions
  • Overall Length: 4,755 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,845 mm (1,850 mm for 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT)
  • Overall Height: 1,790 mm
Toyota Innova Zenix Engine and Transmission
  • Engine Code: M20A-FKS (M20A-FXS for 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT)
  • Engine Type: 4-cylinder, 16-valve, DOHC, Chain Drive, Dual VVT-i
  • Displacement: 1,987 cc
  • Maximum Output: 174 PS at 6,600 rpm (152 at 6,000 rpm for 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT)
  • Motor Generator Output: 113 PS for 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT
  • Total System Output: 186 PS for 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT
  • Maximum Torque: 205 Nm at 4,500-4,900 rpm (188 Nm at 4,400-5,200 rpm for 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT)
  • Motor Generator Torque: 206 Nm
  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 52 L
  • Transmission: CVT
Toyota Innova Zenix Chassis
  • Drivetrain: Front-Wheel Drive
  • Wheels: 17-inch Silver Metallic Alloy (18-inch Super Chrome Metallic Alloy for 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT)
  • Brake Type: Front & Rear Disc Brakes
  • Parking Brake: Electronic, w/ Auto Hold
  • Front Suspension: MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension: Torsion Beam Axle
  • Electric Power Steering
Toyota Innova Zenix Exterior Features
  • LED Headlights
  • LED Front Fog Lights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (2.0 Q Hybrid CVT)
  • Power Adjust + Side Turn Signal + Auto Fold Side View Mirror
  • Variable Intermittent Front Wiper
  • Fixed Intermittent Rear Wiper
  • Body-Colored Door Handles (Body-Colored w/ Chrome for 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT)
  • Black Door Belt Molding (Chrome for 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT)
  • Overfenders (2.0 Q Hybrid CVT)
Toyota Innova Zenix Interior Features
  • Black/Dark Chestnut Fabric Seats (Black/Dark Chestnut Leather Seats for 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT)
  • 6-way Manual Adjust Driver’s Seat (8-way Power Adjust Driver’s Seat for 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT)
  • 4-way Manual Adjust Passenger Seat
  • 2nd Row: Captain’s Seat w/ Slide (Slide + Power Ottoman + Power Recline for 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT)
  • 3rd Row: 50:50 Tilt Down Fold Flat
  • Digital + Analog Meter Cluster w/ 7-inch Multi-Information Display
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror
  • Sun Visors: Mirror + Lamp
  • Shift Lever & Knob: Leather w/ Silver Ornament
  • Door Trim: Leather + Silver + Resin
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Illuminated Entry System
  • Keyless Entry + Push-Start System
  • Auto Up/Down Power Windows
  • Power Tailgate
  • Automatic Climate Control w/ Auto Rear Cooler
  • 10.1-inch Display Audio w/ Wireless Apple CarPlay + Android Auto
  • 6 Speaker System
  • USB Type A x 1 and Type C Chargers x 3
  • 12-volt Socket x 2
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Data Communication Module
Toyota Innova Zenix Safety Features
  • Driver + Passenger Airbags (7 Airbags for 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT)
  • 3-pt ELR + Pre-Tensioner Front Seat Belts, 3-pt ELR Rear Seats x 5
  • Seatbelt Minder
  • Pre-Collision System for 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT
  • Automatic High Beam for 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT
  • Lane Tracing Assist for 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT
  • Lane Departure Alert for 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control for 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT
  • Blind Spot Monitoring w/ Rear Cross Traffic Alert for 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT
  • Alarm + Immobilizer
  • ABS with EBD
  • Vehicle Stability Control + Hill Start Assist
  • Back Camera (Panoramic View Monitor for 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT)
  • Clearance & Back Sonar


  1. Toyota Innova Zenix buyers will be forced to get a gasoline or hybrid variant this time around since there is no diesel available.

    1. The Zenix wasn't developed with a diesel engine in mind...that's why the current Innova is continuing alongside it.

    2. So how does the 2nd-generation Innova compare to the 3rd-generation Zenix?

  2. Any news if they will release the top variant with the Panoramic moonroof and dual 2nd row screens?

    1. So far, no plans to offer that variant in the Philippines.

    2. Maybe zenix with panoramic moonroof wiil arrive later and will be called zenix GRS

    3. that's the modus operandi of toyota. early adopters of athe new models always get buyers remorse because a year or so later. the same variant around the same price gets better equipped and features. but to be honest, i don't care for the moonroof.

  3. Where is the Zenix imported from?

  4. As of this time, the Zenix doesn't appear yet on Toyota PH website

  5. Price is not bad at all, a more powerful 7-seater gasoline MPV. Expecting the 2.0 V to be a fuel efficient since it is riding on a unibody chasis.

  6. Malaysia got the Innova Zenix last night and when you convert the hybrid's price to PHP, it costs as much as a Fortuner LTD over there! Given Indonesia spec also costs over 2.2 million, and we get the same features minus the panoramic sunroof and rear-seat entertainment, we have our Innova Zenix real good here costing under 2 million pesos. Only things that disappoint me are the fact that 6 airbags are not standard across the range, no 8-seat option, and the latest Toyota infotainment software that debuted on the Tundra isn't present. Other than that, the new Innova Zenix has a shot at succeeding here (especially that the Q Hybrid only costs 200k more than the TOTL Okavango Urban Plus).

    1. our TOTL looks like a toyota midrange V model. would have preferred at that price the TOTL to have the bodykit like the indonesian TOTL models. no need for the moonroof.

    2. The bodykit is love it or hate it affair. I personally like the Zenix without bodykit.

    3. Indeed, only two airbags in what is supposed to be a people mover is a missed opportunity.

  7. It's Chinese MPV competition for the 2.0 Zenix V - Maxus G50 Elite, Haima 7X & GAC GN6 are all 400k plus cheaper.

    1. And all are unreliable, not durable,has a very low resale and in the long run will cost more due to repair and maintenance kc nga sirain. Add pa later lots of headaches and stress kc nga sirain. If buyers cant afford zenix, dears the affordable time tested innova. After all the primary reason people bought a car is to have a hassle free travel.

    2. Always remember that if something is more expensive, there must be something better(of quality or luxury).

    3. Oh Freedom all generalizations - I had a 1992 Gas LC80 before and it was unreliable, not durable, has very low resale and in the long run costed more due to repair and maintenance kasi sirain. And it was a Toyota and a LC80 supposed to have a legendary reputation for reliablity. Don't generalize you do not even have the numbers to back it up with.

    4. 🤔🤔🤔Car buyers knew best, sales number dont lie - toyota number 1 in ph, number 1 in the world because of its proven reliability and durability

  8. I don't understand why some writers insist on calling it Innova Zenix when the official name of Toyota PH is Zenix. In Indonesia, it's called Kijang Innova Zenix. Anyways, the Zenix can be considered as the successor to the Corolla based Toyota Wish since both MPVs are FWD and Zenix shares the same TNGA-C platform with CH-R, Prius, Corolla, and Lexus UX. The 2.0 gas engine is the same one used in Lexus UX and ES, JDM Harrier, Corolla/Corolla Cross, Camry and RAV4.

    1. That's because it is the 3rd-gen Innova. Heck PH-spec models still rock the Innova badge at the back if you see videos and pictures of our models. It's kinda like the Corolla Altis when people call it just Altis. People just call it the Innova Zenix to be true to what the vehicle is.

    2. I believe because Innova is already a very famous model. Using that name could entice current Innova fans and customers. But with the Avanza, Toyota was able to remove the Avanza and replace it with Veloz with their TOTL model and not call it Avanza Veloz instead.

    3. Go to the fifth photo of this article. Look at the lower left corner.

    4. Yeah it's still called the Innova Zenix officially. But for marketing, they decided to just use Zenix. For now, we'll be calling it the Innova Zenix because that's what's on the badge.

    5. Think of the Revo where it is marketed as the latter but the badges (or a small sticker underneath the right reflectors for the 2nd facelift released between late 2002 to early 2005) say it is a Tamaraw FX Revo.

  9. Chinese are cheaper but.......

  10. Uly, do you think this decision by Toyota will pay off? They seemed to be testing waters by both offering a locally-manufactured Innova and the imported Innova Zenix.

  11. dealbreaker lang talaga walang sunroof and the rear tv which is in the indonesia spec. but it's still valued for the money

  12. Interior quality looks cheap but good value overall for the Q variant

  13. The problem I have generally with Toyota's hybrid strategy is that they keep pricing out customers just because of spec, why isn't there a V variant of the hybrid to begin with that's around 1.7 to 1.8 million? Not everyone that wants/needs a hybrid needs captain chairs and other amenities. If toyota is sincere about the mass adoption of hybrids they have got to offer their. THS on lower trim levels. I mean look at the price gap between corolla 1.8 hybrid grs and and 1.6 grs, that could've been filled or equaled in price by a hybrid v, q, and e variant. look at other markets like JP, TW, US they offer their hybrids there with hubcaps. I don't buy the idea that this is a supply chain issue now since most of the part's manufacturing has caught up/opened up and the chip shortage is now over.

  14. Why like I saw from somewhere that the hybrid variant is priced at P1, 968,000 and not P1, 953,000?

    1. The P 1.968M is the optional white pearl color.

  15. I would like ask does Zenix has moon roof or sun roof?

  16. And what is the safety(ncap) rating for Zenix?

  17. I don't know why people want a moonroof. It adds a lot of weight for the vehicle, thereby reducing it's fuel efficiency for a feature that's more of a novelty than utility. It's just another thing that will eventually break.

  18. Will there be a bench seat version for the second row or an 8-seater version for the Hybrid variant?

  19. GPS and Tire Pressure Monitoring System will be important addition to Innova Zenix Hybrid.


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