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Subsequent-gen Toyota Innova India testing begins | Autocar India

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The upcoming Innova (B560) will get Avanza-like styling and higher inside, and will additionally include hybrid engine choices.

Over a month after it was noticed in Thailand, the 2023 Toyota Innova has been seen testing within the outskirts of Bengaluru, the place it’s more likely to be constructed. The brand new Toyota Innova (Codename: B560) will almost certainly see a worldwide debut later this yr, and an India launch is predicted early in 2023.

  • New Toyota Innova to get recent styling inside out
  • Anticipated to be based mostly on a monocoque platform
  • To get hybrid powertrains in India

Subsequent-gen Toyota Innova: What do the brand new spy pictures counsel?

The take a look at mule seen within the new photos has much less cladding and is roofed by a easy camouflage wrap, giving us a greater have a look at its design.

The take a look at mule might be an all-new MPV based mostly on the Toyota Avanza presently on sale in markets like Thailand and Indonesia. The nostril and the entrance door appear similar, together with the wing mirror’s form and positioning; however the rear door seems to be longer and has a small quarter glass window which isn’t seen on the Avanza offered abroad.

Whereas the take a look at mule’s C-pillar is similar in design, the D-pillar appears to be extra upright and fewer raked, which might facilitate higher headroom for the third-row occupants. Furthermore, the gasoline filler cap seen within the new photos is sq., whereas the one on the Avanza offered abroad is spherical. These key variations counsel that Toyota might be creating a barely totally different model of the Avanza for India, which might be a alternative for the Innova. 

Toyota Avanza: what precisely is it?

The Avanza is a well-liked sub-Innova MPV offered in markets like Indonesia and Thailand. Identical to the Innova, all earlier variations of the Avanza had been based mostly on the RWD IMV platform, apart from the most recent one which is underpinned by Toyota’s front-wheel-drive DNGA modular platform.

The Avanza, at 4,475mm, is shorter than the Innova (4,735mm), however it has the identical 2,750mm wheelbase. And due to its monocoque building, it provides an identical quantity of cabin house because the Innova.

Subsequent-gen Toyota Innova to get hybrid powertrains

Toyota has confirmed that the brand new Innova may also debut hybrid powertrains for the Indonesian market. So, very like the next-gen Fortuner, the upcoming Innova could have some sort of electrification, both robust hybrid or gentle hybrid, as a way to meet the ever-tightening world emission rules.

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