The Toyota Innova is a series of multi-purpose vehicles (MPV) manufactured by the Japanese carmaker Toyota since 2004. Its official name in Indonesia is Toyota Kijang Innova, while for other countries it is simply called “Innova”. For the second generation, it is known as Toyota Innova Crysta in India and Thailand. For the third generation, it received another moniker in Indonesia as the Toyota Kijang Innova Zenix and in India as the Toyota Innova HyCross.
The second-generation Innova, designated AN140 series, was launched in November 2015 in Indonesia. Its introduction follows the other vehicles from the IMV family, the Hilux and the Fortuner, which received newer generations in May and July respectively. The second-generation Innova featured an improved platform and newer diesel engines, with development led by executive chief engineer Hiroki Nakajima. According to Nakajima, the second-generation Innova aimed to be a “crossover MPV”, in the sense of combining the essence of an MPV with the “tough, emotional elements” of an SUV.