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Check out the Toyota Innova’s new Touring Sport variant

With matte-black alloy wheels and smoked headlamps

Toyota aims to show that multipurpose vehicles can be sporty, too. PHOTO FROM TOYOTA

We have to admit we find the name of Toyota Innova’s new variant a little pretentious. “Touring Sport” is what it’s called. For a multipurpose vehicle whose main reason for being is to render fleet service for companies. But why not? The Innova is the sharpest-looking model in its class anyway.

So here we are with another variant we all know is designed to further boost the sales of Toyota’s popular product. As if Innova sales aren’t strong enough.

Matte-black alloy wheels will help you spot your Innova faster on the parking lot. PHOTO FROM TOYOTA

For this variant, Toyota Motor Philippines gave the Innova 16-inch matte-black alloy wheels, smoked headlamps, chrome grille, fender molding, and diffusers below the bumpers. The available body colors are Thermalyte, Red Mica Metallic, Blue Mica Metallic and Freedom White.

Still very much an MPV from the back. A few more styling tweaks and the Innova could pass for a crossover SUV. PHOTO FROM TOYOTA

The Innova Touring Sport only comes with the 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine. The manual-transmission version sells for P1,275,000, while the automatic-shifter-equipped one goes for P1,355,000. These are the prices you have to pay for a more distinct-looking MPV in a sea of similar vehicles. Or you could buy a base variant and modify it yourself.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.