On 1 September 2004, Toyota launched the AN40 series Innova, badged Kijang Innova in Indonesia. This came after the 2003 introduction of the new Avanza—the replacement for low-spec versions of the Kijang. Thus, Innova is more luxurious and expensive than the Kijang. The Kijang Innova has a body-on-frame chassis constructed from the Toyota IMV platform, as shared with the Hilux pickup truck and Fortuner SUV.
The Innova MPV sold in large numbers in India (where it’s known as an MUV)- primarily serving the tourist taxi market and fleet operations of large technology business process outsourcing companies. It also enjoyed large markets in Malaysia, East Timor and Philippines. In the Philippines, it replaced the Revo, the name of Kijang in that market.
The Innova is powered by either a gasoline 2.0-liter 136 PS (100 kW) 1TR-FE VVT-i, a 2.7-liter (2TR-FE) version of the same, or a 2.5-liter 102 PS (75 kW) 2KD-FTV D-4D common rail turbocharged diesel engine. Trim levels are J, E, G, and V. The 2.7-liter unit is only for the V, with automatic transmission.
The 2.7-liter gasoline engine was dropped from the Indonesian market due to low demand. The diesel variants use turbocharged KD-FTV engine which produces 102 hp (76 kW) and 260 N·m (190 lb·ft) of torque when mated to the four-speed automatic transmission and 200 N·m (150 lb·ft) when mated to the five-speed manual. Gasoline versions are also available in five-speed manual or four-speed automatic versions. All variants utilise the rear-wheel drive configuration. It is available in five variants : GX, VX and ZX for 2.4- and GX and ZX for the 2.8-liter.