2016 Toyota Innova petrol sales will continue to dominate diesel in Indonesia – Report

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Diesel variant to be powered by the all-new GD series diesel engine.

The petrol model of the Toyota Innova had been dominating the diesel version in Indonesia, in the ratio 7:3, according to Grace Samulo, Marketing Director of Toyota-Astra Motor. He recently told Auto Bild Indonesia that the sales ratio of petrol to diesel versions of the 2016 Toyota Innova may not turn out to be much different.

2016 Toyota Innova front teaser released
The 2016 Toyota Innova diesel variants will be powered only by the 2.4-litre GD unit.

It is to be noted that the company is replacing the KD range of diesel engines with the all-new GD engine family on products including the upcoming Innova. In other words, the 2.5-litre and 3.0-litre diesel engines are being replaced with 2.4-litre and 2.8-litre motors respectively. In case of the Innova, only the 2.4-litre motor will be offered. The petrol engine is a 2.0-litre unit.

2016 Toyota Innova IAB render front
Toyota Indonesia is expecting the diesel version of new Innova to contribute to the overall sales only by 30 percent, as before.

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With the launch of the next generation version expected to take place on November 23, dealers of Toyota in Indonesia have opened the order books. The booking amount is Rp 5 million (INR 23,704). It will be launched in three variants for the Indonesian market, namely G, V and Q.

[Source: Auto Bild]

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