Once the best-selling MPV in Vietnam, the Toyota Innova has seen a significant decline in sales in recent years. The main reason is that customers looking for a 7-seater car now have more attractive options in the 700 million VND price range, especially in the small MPV segment.
However, after its comeback on October 12th, the Toyota Innova once again caught the attention of Vietnamese customers thanks to notable upgrades and a proposed retail price starting from 810 million VND, lower than previously predicted.
In the 2 variants, the petrol version of the Toyota Innova Cross is expected to attract more attention from Vietnamese customers than the hybrid version. So what does this version offer, and is it worth the 810 million VND price tag?
Exterior of the Toyota Innova Cross petrol version
The new Toyota Innova Cross is developed based on the global TNGA platform with front-wheel drive instead of rear-wheel drive like the previous generation. The exterior design of the car has been completely revamped with bold and muscular lines, leaning toward an SUV-like style.
Interior of the Toyota Innova Cross petrol version
The interior of the car has been modernized, with leather being the main material used, even in the petrol version.
Performance and safety features of the Toyota Innova Cross petrol version
Under the hood, the Toyota Innova Cross petrol version is equipped with a 2.0L naturally aspirated engine paired with a Direct Shift CVT gearbox, producing a maximum power of 172 horsepower and a maximum torque of 205 Nm.
In terms of safety features, the base version of the Innova Cross comes with ABS, EBD, BA, ESC, traction control, hill-start assist, tire pressure warning, 360-degree camera, and 6 airbags.
With a price tag of 810 million VND, customers choosing the Toyota Innova Cross petrol version will get a relatively spacious 8-seater car with decent build quality, imported as a whole unit, and equipped with sufficient amenities and safety features.
The design of the car shows that the Innova Cross targets customers who buy cars for family use, lacking the versatility that commercial customers seek when they cannot fold the second-row seats completely flat. However, the long-standing Japanese brand still influences the decision of Vietnamese customers, as most of them tend to choose products with durability and fewer issues.