The design on the new generation Toyota Innova has evolved over the outgoing model, the rear though is completely radical and in-line with the new generation Fortuner.
The highly anticipated 2016 Toyota Innova officially dropped all its covers last week giving cab operators in India something to drool over for the next one year. While the model is already revealed in studio images, new pictures showcasing the MPV in flesh at what seems to be a dealership have emerged online. Clearly an evolution from the outgoing model, the new generation Innova will be heading to India next year with a 2016 Auto Expo showcase likely.
Based on the new TNGA platform, the new Toyota Innova is 180 mm longer, 60 mm wider and 45 mm taller than the outgoing version while the wheelbase remains the same at 2750 mm. Always high on space and comfort, the new model also gets updated with an extensive features list including a touchscreen infotainment system, TFT MID screen, multi-function steering wheel, premium fabric upholstery, mood lighting, dual-zone climate control, LED DRLs, wood inserts, auto up down windows, ABS, ESC, HAC, dual front side and knee airbags.
Doing a recap on the powertrain, the new generation Toyota Innova uses a newly developed 2.4-litre GD diesel engine tuned to produce 149 PS of power at 3400 RPM and 360 Nm of torque between 1200-2600 RPM. The Indonesia spec model also gets a 2.0-litre Dual VVT-i petrol motor producing 139 PS at 5600 RPM and 183 Nm of torque at 4000 RPM. Both engines come paired to a 6-speed manual and automatic transmission options and will be coming to India as well paired to the diesel motor. The new diesel motor is also smoother, refined and more fuel efficient over the 2.5-litre oil burner it replaces.
The Innova is an extremely strong brand name for Toyota and the new generation model is certainly going to benefit from the brand value built over the years. The 2016 Innova gets stark improvements over the outgoing model and will be attracting a host of fleet operators and private buyers alike with both 7 and 8-seater versions being sold. Pricing is most definitely going to see an escalation and given the features on offer, the top-end trim might just end up touching the Rs. 20+ lakh (ex-showroom) in India as anticipated.
Images Source – AutocarIndia.com