The Innova is a car that has ruled the MPV segment with an iron fist in India. Innova’s key to success has been Toyota’s proactive updates. The Innova was last updated in 2020, which was a facelift. But this time it will get a major update, unlike anything we have seen on the Innova. Let’s talk about everything we know about the new Innova HyCross in 1-mins.
The biggest change will be the platform. According to rumours, the new SUV will be based on the TNGA platform. This change means that Innova will move from a ladder-on-frame chassis to a monocoque one. With this change, the new Innova will be more modern and will have more SUV-like characteristics. Also, the monocoque chassis is expected to make the new Innova lighter and more agile.
No diesel engine?
Yes, the Innova HyCross will not be coming with diesel engines. Instead, Toyota is replacing this engine with a 2.0-litre petrol engine paired with a strong hybrid setup. This is a 4-cylinder version of the 1.5-litre engine we see on the Urban Cruiser HyRyder. Why is Toyota removing the diesel engine? Toyota wants to be ready for the upcoming emission norms in various countries.
New Innova HyCross- Launch timeline
The new Innova has been spotted testing in Southeast Asia and India. According to rumours, Toyota could unveil the new Innova by the end of this year. The launch may happen sometime next year. Also, Toyota will be selling the new and old Innova together. The current Innova will cater to the existing user base, while the newer one will attract modern buyers.
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