Toyota launches the Innova 'Aero Edition'
TKM's popular MPV now available with exclusive bodywork, production limited to 1200 units
The people-carrier scene in India is truly hotting up. Maruti Suzuki's Ertiga came to the party to lay claim to its share of the spoils and a couple of days back, Nissan launched the utilitarian Evalia. What then, does one expect Toyota, the segment leader to do? Sit silently and play the "wait-and-watch" game?
Of course not. Toyota has brought in a special-edition version of the Innova - called the "Aero Edition" - much like the limited-run 'Crysta' version they had launched almost exactly a year back, to counter mounting pressure from rival companies.
Meant to commemorate the Innova's seventh year in the Indian marketplace, the Aero Edition comes with bits of added bodywork like dual-tone front and rear bumper spoilers, a roof spoiler, side skirting and some 'Aero' badging. Based on the GX trim, it can be had in 7 or 8-seater guise with Euro III or Euro IV-compliance. That's pretty much it, with no changes to the interior or mechanicals whatsoever.
At the launch, Mr. Sandeep Singh, Deputy Managing Director (Marketing), TKM said, "The new Innova Aero will provide new and unique ownership experience to customers who are looking for a trendy and sporty look. We are extremely happy to bring this new offering to our customers for the festive season and thank them for their patronage of this legendary brand – Toyota Innova."
The Aero Edition is available in two new shades - Super White and Silver Mica Metallic - and the limited 1200 units are now on sale at your nearest Toyota dealership until December for Rs 12.25 lakh for the 7-seater and Rs 12.30 lakh for the 8-seater (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
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