Otojatim.com - Indonesia officially became the first country to launch the Toyota Kijang Innova Hybrid Zenix. This hybrid car is produced at the TMMIN I factory in the KIIC area, Karawang, West Java. Through an event titled "Global Premiere of The New Toyota Electrified Vehicle" on Monday (21/11/2022), Toyota announced that it would export Zenix to 50 countries including 13 countries in Asia and Latin America.
The Coordinating Minister for the Economy of the Republic of Indonesia, Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Industry, Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, Toyota Motor Corporation CEO of Asia Region and President of Toyota Motor Asia Pacific, Hao Quoc Tien, and President Director of TMMIN, Warih Andang Tjahjono were also present at the inauguration.
"Today is another important milestone in Toyota's journey. We want to celebrate the world premiere of Indonesia's iconic national car, the Kijang," said Hao Quoc Tien, Toyota Motor Corporation CEO of Asia Region and President of Toyota Motor Asia Pacific, in his remarks.
"Thank you for the support from the Indonesian government, especially for hybrid electric vehicles. We are confident that we can increase the scale of our electrification model en masse and produce it for the Indonesian market, including for export," continued Hao.
Toyota Kijang always gets a positive response in every generation. Zenix itself is the 7th generation of the Kijang family.
"We are presenting the new 7th generation Kijang, the all new Kijang Innova Zenix, as a crossover MPV innovation, with a luxurious, tough, spacious and environmentally friendly design as the latest mobility solution," said Vice President Director of PT Toyota-Astra Motor (TAM) Henry Tanoto .
Airlangga Hartarto and Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita also signed the car as a symbolic step from the first production of electrified vehicles in Indonesia.
Specifications of the Toyota Kijang Innova Zenix
One thing that stands out from this latest series is the presence of a panoramic sunroof which makes it more competitive than rivals. In terms of size, it turns out to be very large, stretching from front to back so that passengers can easily see the natural scenery from inside the cabin. The existence of this sunroof not only makes the cabin seem more spacious, but also elegant thanks to the ambient light on the left and right sides.
The existence of this panoramic sunroof has changed the position of the AC vent, no longer in the middle like the usual double blower but moved to the side close to the pillars.
Another notable difference is the captain seat with the ottoman type which is more comfortable for passengers because of the foot rest which makes the sitting position more relaxed.
From the exterior, the Zenix looks similar to the Innova Reborn. But if you look closely, some changes make it look more modern and impressive in the style of an SUV. Among them are the dimensions of the larger grille, the Toyota logo with blue accents which characterizes hybrid cars, LED headlamps, fog lamps and DRLs. There are 5 5 color choices including: White pearl, Black, Dark Steel, Grey, and Silver.
The diesel engine variant that was previously in the Innova is gone, replaced by a petrol engine and a petrol hybrid engine. Zenix uses the latest generation TNGA 2,000 cc engine M20A-FKS Dynamic Force as its heart, capable of producing 172 hp at 6,600 rpm and 204 Nm of torque at 4,500-4,900 rpm.
For the hybrid variant, Zenix relies on the M20A-FXS engine with power reaching 150 hp at 6,000 rpm, torque of 187 Nm in the 4,400-5,200 rpm range. Meanwhile, the electric motor promises 110 hp power with 205 Nm of torque. Combined power output reaches 184 hp.
Power output is no longer using a 6-speed Sport Sequential automatic transmission, but a 10-speed Direct Shift CVT transmission, which is predicted to be able to deliver powerful performance with more efficient fuel consumption.
"Increased performance is an average of 25% better, fuel consumption is more than 50% efficient compared to the current gen, this combination contributes to reducing emissions by an average of almost 50%," said Henry, Vice President Director of PT Toyota-Astra Motor (TAM) .
This MPV car also embeds several modern features. One of the mainstays is TSS (Toyota Safety Sense) version 3.0 or similar belonging to the Toyota Voxy and bZ4X. This technology is integrated with the Pre-Colission System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) with Curve Speed Reduction, Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), to Automatic High Beam (AHB). \
Not to forget the T-Intouch technology, which can comprehensively integrate a car with a smartphone. In this way, the owner can find the location of the car just by looking at the smartphone (find my car). There is also a feature that makes it easier to find a vehicle if it is stolen (stolen vehicle tracking).
TAM provides a wide selection of the Toyota Kijang Innova Zenix with the following price details:
- Kijang Innova Zenix G IDR 419 million
- Kijang Innova Zenix G HV IDR 458 million
- Kijang Innova Zenix V IDR 467 million
- Kijang Innova Zenix V HV IDR 522 million
- Kijang Innova Zenix Q IDR 601 million