If you visit Indonesia I bet you will meet Toyota Kijang anywhere on the main roads of major cities like Jakarta. For most Indonesians, Toyota Kijang is considered as a legend of multipurpose van. The reason for being a legend is that this car is so popular across the country. It seems everyone loves this car.
Basically Toyota Kijang is a 7 passenger vehicle. Today, the latest edition of Toyota Kijang, Kijang Innova V2.7, is available in the market. In terms of passenger capacity, this latest version is same as previous ones. However, it is completely different in terms of engine type, interior and exterior design, and dimension.
PT Toyota-Astra Motor (TAM) introduced this latest edition a few years ago in order to broaden the market share of the passenger car segment.
This edition is equipped by an inline, four-cylinder, 2,700 cc engine with variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i) technology. This new engine is able to produce 160 horsepower (hp) at 5,200 rpm of top power and 339 Newton meter (Nm) at 3,800 rpm of maximum torque. This is the most powerful engine ever made for Kijang Innova.
It also applies catalytic converter for better emission. PT Toyota-Astra Motor (TAM) recommends unleaded fuel for best engine performance and better fuel consumption.
So far the Kijang Innova (previous version) has come with two engine types: 2,000 cc gasoline engine with VVT-i technology and the 2,500 cc diesel engine with direct 4-stroke diesel turbo common-rail (D-4D) technology. Transmission is also available in automatic or manual option.
What makes Innova 2.7V different is the transmission technology. Unlike previous Kijang Innova which use conventional automatic transmission, the latest version of Innova applies electronic control transmission (ECT) technology.
Leather seats and an audio system with a six CD changer and MP3 player are standard features for the Innova 2.7V.
PT Toyota-Astra Motor (TAM) also cares about safety. The Innova 2.7V comes with dual supplemental restraining system (SRS) air bags and additional seat belts in the third-row seat.
PT Toyota-Astra Motor (TAM) provides a guarantee of three years or 100,000 kilometers, whichever comes first.
The Kijang Innova 2.7V is the most luxurious MPV ever made among all other Toyota Kijang.