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Toyota Innova Hycross to additionally spawn a Maruti spinoff | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

The all-new C-MPV would be the first Toyota product to be offered by Maruti Suzuki.

The upcoming Toyota Innova Hycross, which is slated to go on sale early subsequent yr, may also have a devoted Maruti Suzuki sibling. In a regulatory submitting, Toyota has mentioned it’s making ready for the launch of a C-MPV within the monetary yr 2022-2023, which may also be shared with its alliance companion Maruti Suzuki. This MPV is more likely to be the Innova Hycross.    

  • Maruti C-MPV will include two powertrain choices
  • Anticipated to go on sale within the second half of 2023

New Maruti C-MPV: first rebadged Toyota for Maruti

For the reason that inception of the Toyota-Suzuki alliance in 2017, Suzuki-built autos just like the Vitara Brezza and the Baleno had been cross-badged and offered because the Toyota City Cruiser and the Glanza in India (or the Starlet in South Africa).

Whereas the most recent Toyota-Maruti SUV duo – the City Cruiser Hyryder and the Grand Vitara – are constructed at Toyota’s Bidadi plant, they’re Suzuki merchandise. However, the upcoming Maruti C-MPV would be the first Toyota product that shall be rebadged for Maruti Suzuki in India and offered by the Nexa dealership chain.

In Europe, two Toyota fashions, the RAV-4 and the Corolla Wagon, are offered as Suzuki choices – the A-Cross and the Swace, respectively.

New Maruti C-MPV: variations and similarities

Similar to the opposite cross-badged merchandise from the alliance, we count on Maruti’s model of the Innova Hycross to have some distinct styling parts, primarily on the entrance with a novel grille and completely different bumper and headlamp design, and a few extra styling tweaks on the again.

Anticipate modifications on the within too by way of inside shades, together with trim variations between each fashions, just like those seen on the just lately launched midsize SUV siblings, the Hyryder and Grand Vitara.

The brand new Maruti MPV will sit on the Toyota TNGA-C structure; the naturally aspirated petrol and robust hybrid petrol engines that shall be seen on the Innova Hycross may also energy the Maruti MPV.

New Maruti C-MPV: India launch timeline

As we have reported earlier than, the brand new Innova Hycross will see a worldwide debut someday subsequent month and gross sales will start by January 2023. In the meantime, Maruti’s C-MPV will come six months after the Toyota.

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