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June 14, 2023

Here Are The Spec Highlights, Prices Of First Ever Toyota Innova Hybrid (w/ Specs)

Toyota Motor Philippines will start retail sales of the 2023 Innova Zenix on June 22. Available in two variants—a conventional combustion engine variant and a first-ever gasoline-electric hybrid, prices are set to start at P 1.670 million.

Set to complement the current Innova MPV (it won’t be phased out), the Innova Zenix is officially a separate model that’s positioned as their new flagship MPV.

The unibody MPV now rides on the TNGA-C platform equating to car-like handling and ride, and improved interior room.

Under the hood, the Innova adopts a 2.0-liter Dynamic Force gasoline engine (M20A-FXS). Featuring both port- and direct injection, it’s available in both electrified and non-electrified forms. In pure combustion form, it makes 174 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 205 Nm of torque from 4,500 to 4,900 rpm. Opting for the hybrid pushes the outputs to 186 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, while torque is 187 Nm of torque with an additional 206 Nm of torque provided by the electric motor. Mated to a CVT gearbox (there’s no manual), it makes for a 50 percent improvement in both fuel mileage and CO2 emissions compared to the current model thanks to a nickel–metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery stored beneath the front seats.

As the carmaker gears for its official launch on June 22, the full specs of the two variants, the V CVT and the Q Hybrid CVT have been released. Six colors will be released, and the availability of which depends on the variant:
  • Dark Steel Mica (Q Hybrid CVT)
  • Blackish Brown Mica (Q Hybrid CVT)
  • Attitude Black Mica (V CVT)
  • Gray Metallic (V CVT)
  • Silver Metallic (V CVT)
  • Platinum White Pearl Mica (Q Hybrid CVT and V CVT)
As for the confirmed model highlights, they include:
  • Hybrid System (Q Hybrid CVT only)
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • Front & Rear Disc Brakes
  • 17-inch Alloy Wheels (V CVT), 18-inch Alloy Wheels (Q Hybrid CVT)
  • LED Headlamps + Front Fog Lamps
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (Q Hybrid CVT)
  • Power Folding Side View Mirrors
  • Overfenders (Q Hybrid CVT)
  • Fabric Seats (V CVT), Leather Seats (Q Hybrid CVT)
  • 8-way Power Adjust Driver’s Seat (Q Hybrid CVT)
  • 2nd Row Captain’s Seat (V CVT), with Slide, Power Recline and Power Ottoman (Q Hybrid CVT)
  • Fold Flat 3rd Row
  • Electric Parking Brake w/ Auto Hold
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Paddle Shifters
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Smart Keyless Entry with Push-Button Start/Stop
  • Power Tailgate
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • 7-inch Multi-Info Display
  • 10.1-inch Display Audio System and 6 Speakers
  • Apple CarPlay (Wireless) + Android Auto
  • USB Type C Chargers
  • 2 SRS Airbags (V CVT), 6 SRS Airbags (Q Hybrid CVT)
  • ABS w/ EBD, Stability Control, Hill Start Assist Control
  • Toyota Safety Sense w/ Pre-Collision System, Auto High Beam, Lane Tracing Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (Q Hybrid CVT)
  • Back Camera (V CVT), Panoramic View Monitor (Q Hybrid CVT)
  • Blind Spot Monitor (Q Hybrid CVT)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (Q Hybrid CVT)
  • Clearance & Backup Sensor
As for pricing, this is how it’ll look like:
  • Innova Zenix 2.0 V CVT – P 1,670,000
  • Innova Zenix 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT – P 1,953,000
The Platinum White Pearl Mica color adds a P 15,000 premium.


  1. Those prices are not bad actually. I was 100% expecting the Q to cost 2.1 million but at 1.9m, expensive yes but it's justifiable. Good job on the V's specs as well with minimal differences from the Q variant and is not a penalty variant to the hybrid like the Corolla Cross G is. Only thing to knock the V is the deletion of 6 airbags which should not have happened, I would rather sacrifice TSS for 6 airbags at that point. Shame there is no 8-seater hybrid variant though that would have been perfect.

    Also is there any news if we will get the panoramic sunroof on the Q or is that deleted for PH?

  2. What's the difference of electronic parking brake vs. electric parking brake?

    1. It is just terminology. They're the same thing.

    2. I think he meant why EPB appeared in the spec twice. The second one is supposed to refer to EPS (Electric Power Steering). Corrected the story to reflect that.

    3. Yes, that's what I meant.

  3. I feel Toyota Ph is just making the right decision by offering both the RWD and FWD Innova. Just let the buyers choose and buy what they want.

  4. It looks like the current Innova will be on their J, E, and G variants retaining their MTs (I think the G will be the only one to have the entry level AT) alongside this Zenix' V and Q Hybrid variants on CVTs.

  5. I was hoping that there would an even more attainable version of the hybrid Innova Zenix, maybe a V Hybrid. Though the Q Hybrid looks to be pretty well worth it already, a cheaper hybrid option containing the trusted Innova badge here in the Philippines would have been the spark to convince the masses to adopt electrification; it would be to the Philippines what the Prius did in the early 2000s to America and a bunch of other countries. I don't think the Corolla Cross and the Corolla Altis hybrid was able to achieve that here exactly because buyer priorities have shifted more towards having more seating capacity and practicality. Captain seats are nice, but would the option to have standard 8-seating configuration would be great to plenty of buyers.

    But I also understand Toyota PH's decision to price the new Zenix above the "pang-masa" price range. The Indonesian plant where this is imported does not have the production capacity to meet demand if the Zenix becomes as popular as the current generation diesel Innova. Toyota is likely gauging how buyers will respond to the new Innova Zenix before investing to produce it here, because I think the Zenix has the right ingredients to be a top hit. Anyways, I'm curious how all these will end up.

    1. Given their announced plans to assemble the IMV-based Tamaraw? they'll likely push towards that.

      But you're right...if local production is still feasible, it won't be beyond Toyota to re-tool their plant to take on the TNGA platform.

  6. It's direct competitor GAC GN6 is 400k less :)

    1. If it being both a front-wheel drive, unibody MPV, then yes (V CVT). But as a hybrid...the Innova Zenix is in a class of its own.

    2. GAC vs Toyota? C'mon. It's like comparing Uniqlo to UkayUkay.

    3. The website owner & author of the article said YES already on the GN6 versus Zenix V variant. Instead of bashing Chinese cars just tell us who do you think are its direct competitors.

  7. Lucky for us, here in ph we have frèdom of specs🗣🗣🗣


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