The Japanese auto major, Toyota Motor Corporation is finally launching the face-lifted version of its very popular MPV, the Innova with which it has dominated the Indian MPV market for the past several years. To add more excitement and action to the Indian auto scenario, it is also launching the facelift of the Fortuner, the much sought after SUV. The facelifts being brought in are just cosmetic changes and there has been no significant changes made under the hood. The facelifted Innova and Fortuner will be launched in the Indian market on the 5th of January, 2012.
On the exterior, the facelifted Innova gets newly designed head lamps on the front along with a revised front grille with chrome finish to give it a sportier look. However, overall design language of practicality still prevails in the current model. It does get some central line running backwards over the hood. The Toyota Innova also gets a new front bumper design with triangular shapes housings for fog lamps and a large intake dam below the front grille. On the rear though not much gets changed and the existing design is retained to a large extent. The rear tail lamps get some slight design changes. On the interior, the dashboard also gets carried over from its older sibling. However, the facelift gets the Camry styled steering wheel with audio controls giving an upmarket feel to the cabin. All these changes are likely to make the Innova a bit pricier than the current one. The Fortuner similarly gets cosmetic upgrades on the exterior in the form of restyled headlamps and bumpers. Under the hood, it is still going to be powered by the existing 3.0-liter D-4D engine while the Innova will have the-2.5 liter diesel and the 2.0-liter petrol motors.