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Is that this the brand new Toyota Innova? | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

Thriller Toyota MPV mule hints at a brand new Innova. New MPV to be unveiled later this yr.

A spy shot has emerged on-line of a camouflaged Toyota MPV present process testing abroad. By the look of it, the mannequin within the picture may very well be the next-gen Innova, which is anticipated to be unveiled within the second-half of 2022.

  • Take a look at mule has Innova-like glasshouse and tailgate
  • Subsequent-gen Innova to get hybrid powertrains
  • Toyota to launch Creta-rivalling midsize SUV this yr

Subsequent-gen Toyota Innova: what do we all know to this point?

Despite the fact that the spy shot doesn’t reveal many particulars as a result of camouflage, the take a look at mule does have all of the substances of what may very well be the brand new Innova. The mannequin has the standard Innova-like glasshouse, with the quarter window forward of the C-pillar, related doorways and fenders and upright tailgate. The wheelbase and width of the mule seem like close to an identical as effectively. The take a look at mule is shod with massive, darkish chrome alloy wheels, much like Lexus fashions, and has LED tail-lamps.

The present Toyota Innova (Innova Crysta for India) has been round since 2016 and is due for a substitute. Whereas the present mannequin is predicated on Toyota’s IMV platform and is rear-wheel drive, it’s not but clear whether or not this mule can be underpinned by the IMV platform or the newer TNGA-B modular platform.

The brand new Innova may even debut hybrid powertrains and this has already been confirmed by the model for the Indonesian market. So, very similar to the next-gen Fortuner, the brand new Innova could have some kind of electrification, both robust hybrid or delicate hybrid, so as to meet ever-tightening emission laws globally.

Apart from that, not a lot is but recognized in regards to the all-new Innova. However count on extra particulars to trickle out as we get nearer to its unveil, which is anticipated to happen within the latter a part of this yr.

Toyota in India

Toyota India has a number of fashions in its pipeline for 2022, with the facelifted Glanza set to be the primary to launch by late March. And with the new Maruti Brezza additionally launching this yr, count on the up to date City Cruiser to observe shortly after.

Moreover, Toyota and Maruti Suzuki may even enter the extremely aggressive midsize SUV area this yr by introducing their Hyundai Creta-rivalling fashions. Whereas all of the aforementioned merchandise are equipped by Maruti Suzuki to Toyota, the upcoming midsize SUV twins will probably be constructed and equipped by Toyota to Maruti Suzuki. Learn extra on that right here.

With newer rivals round, is the present Innova Crysta starting to point out its classic? Tell us within the feedback.

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