To help fight against the ongoing pandemic in Indonesia, Toyota has donated Innova MPVs, modified into ambulances, to medical organisations there.
While India remains in lockdown amidst the ongoing global pandemic, the rest of the world isn’t faring much better. To help combat the spread of the pathogen, many private companies have also offered to help whenever and wherever possible. Recently, Toyota Indonesia has donated five units of the Innova MPV, modified into ambulances, to Indonesian Red Cross and Ministry of Health.
Indonesia, just like India, is currently under lockdown. Cases have been piling up there as well, with nearly 19,000 cases discovered, almost 4,500 of which have managed to recover. Sadly, the country has also reported upwards of 1,200 deaths. The added strength of the ambulance fleet would help the country’s medical services be better prepared to handle emergency situations.
Toyota Innova Crysta, known as Toyota Kijang Innova in Indonesia, is an extremely spacious and comfortable mid-size MPV. The Indonesia-spec model is quite different from the one we have in India. It is available with two engine options. The first one is a 2.0-litre, naturally aspirated, inline-4 petrol engine. This motor is capable of producing 137 PS and 182 Nm of peak power and torque figures, respectively. The second option is a 2.5-litre, turbocharged, inline-4 diesel mill. This powerplant can generate 102 PS and 200 Nm. Both the engines come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard, while a 4-speed automatic is offered as an option. The donated models are base variants of the petrol-manual version.
Plenty of modifications have been done to turn these MPVs into ambulances. The second- and third-row seats have been removed. Instead, the rear passenger cabin of the Innova now features a flat floor, with a custom platform for the stretcher cum trolley on the right side of the car and an inward-facing bench on the left side. There’s also a small washbasin installed inside. The right side of the vehicle has some light-duty medical equipment, along with some lights and even a curtain rod mounted on the ceiling. The cars also wear special red and white livery, as appropriate for an ambulance.