Toyota Innova has been one of the highest-selling MPVs in India. In terms of space, practicality and rear-seat comfort, nothing can beat a Toyota Innova. Three generations of Innova have already been launched in the country, with Crysta being the latest offering. However, Toyota is planning some new things and a Toyota Innova facelift is very likely.
In Thailand, Toyota recently revealed the Toyota Fortuner facelift. The new model receives a more powerful diesel engine, cosmetic exterior and interior upgrades and a sportier new version called the Fortuner Legneder. India may see the new Fortuner launch in its own market by the end of this year or the first quarter of 2021.
Engine and Performance
The Innova facelift if launched, will likely feature the same BS6 compliant 2.7-litre petrol and 2.4-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine currently produces 164bhp and 245Nm of torque while the diesel engine produces a slightly lower 148bhp with a higher 345Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual gearbox along with RWD( Rear Wheel Drive) will be standard offering while the 6-speed torque converter automatic will be optional for buyers.
Exterior and Interior changes
The Innova facelift is expected to receive design changes just like the new Toyota Fortuner. New alloy wheels, revised tail lamps and front LED headlamps along with a redesigned front grille are expected. Interiors may receive a new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with all the modern bells and whistles like the Android Auto and Apple Car Play. Wireless charging, a new instrument console and electrically adjustable front seats are being speculated.
The current generation Toyota Innova Crysta costs Rs.15.66 to Rs.24.67 lakh. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, MG Hector Plus, Mahindra XUV500, Scorpio and Jeep Compass are some of its common rivals. The new generation Toyota Innova will likely receive tough competition from new 3-row seat cars to be launched in the Indian market soon.