The 2023 Toyota Innova was spotted in Bengaluru
Just over a month after the 2023 Toyota Innova was spotted in Thailand, a development mule of the upcoming premium MPV has been spied at Bengaluru in the Indian State of Karnataka.
Spotted by MotorBeamer Manoj Raghu, the next-generation Innova does not look that different to the current model. But bear in mind that we currently only have the side and rear profile images of the test mule for now.
Along the sides, the car has a large greenhouse like the current model. But, the shape of the rear quarter window has changed now. Also, there are sheet metal changes down to the rear quarter panel.
The car rides on alloys that are brand new and these are the same rims that the development mule of the 2023 Innova which was spotted in Thailand was seen rolling on as well.
At the back, the recently spotted 2023 Toyota Innova had a large windscreen, roof spoiler, split tail lights without vertical elements and a large boot lid that is more squarish than the current model’s tailgate.
Even the rear bumper is new and thus it is very likely that the 2023 Innova will look very different to the current Crysta at the front, by sporting a new radiator grille, bumper and lights.
The new generation model of the premium MPV is expected to make its global debut later this year. It is speculated to be underpinned by the current Crysta’s IMV architecture and should come with a similar set of powertrains.
At present, the Innova Crysta comes with a 2.7-litre petrol (166 PS and 245 Nm) and 2.4-litre turbodiesel (150 PS and up to 360 Nm) engine options and 2 gearbox choices (5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic).
If it retains the current crop of engines, then the 2023 Toyota Innova will feature some form of electrification in order to boost the efficiency of the combustion engines and thereby clear stringent emissions regulations set to arrive not too long in the future.
But, rumour has it that the Japanese carmaker has chosen the TNGA-B platform to make the new Innova and that would result in the car becoming a front-wheel drive model unlike its predecessors.