The next-generation Toyota Innova slated for a market debut in 2016 has been spotted testing yet again. This time, some more details trickle down as India’s best selling MPV inches closer to the launch.
Changes on the new Innova:
- Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, shared with the next-gen Fortuner
- Lighter chassis
- New diesel engine with better NVH
- Automatic variants
- All new body and design language. Front end is not as sloping as it was before
- Rear profile is a wider and flatter
- Bigger hexagonal front grille
- New twin-barrel, smoked out headlamps
- New tail lamps
- LED DRLs in headlamps
- New alloy wheel designs
- Different rear three quarter glass
- Redesigned dashboard
- New seat upholstery
- Chrome door handles
- More space for the third row passengers
- Chrome ORVM casing with integrated turn indicators
The new diesel engine which will debut in the next-generation Innova is also expected to be mated to an automatic transmission. This will be the first time the Innova will get an AT-box. Fuel efficiency and NVH levels are also expected to be better than the outgoing model.
Expect Toyota to launch the Innova at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo.
The only negative which we can see coming out of the situation, is that Toyota will surely increase the prices. The Innova has already been a cash cow for Toyota and the brand has milked it enough with prices increasing as much as twice at what it was first introduced in India. It wouldn’t be a surprise if the top end model touches the Rs. 20 lakh mark.
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