The Japanese auto giant, Toyota has launched the face-lifted versions of its MPV, the Innova and its SUV, the Fortuner at the 2012 Auto Expo today. The Innova and Fortuner have received only cosmetic upgrades and no significant changes have been made to any stuff that liew beneath the hood though. The Innova facelift now retails between Rs. 9.4 – 13.19 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) while to own the new Fortuner, you will have to shell out Rs. 19.99 lakhs for the 4×2 Manual, Rs 20.69 lakhs for the 4×2 Automatic and Rs 20.99 lakhs for the 4×4 Manual (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). On the exterior, the Toyota Innova has received changes in terms of restyled headlamps, front grille and the front bumper. The headlights have received a more swept back design and the front grille gets a thick chrome treatment all around it giving it a sportier front fascia. The front bumper also has triangular shaped housings for fog lamps and a large air dam intake at the center.
At the rear, not much has been changed though. The overall look is still retained while the tail lamps receive some minor design changes and an addition of a thick chrome strip above the number plate housing. On the interior, the first noticeable change is the 4 spoke steering wheel taken straight out of the Camry. The steering wheel gets audio controls and many more features. The centre console also gets a new audio system and a reverse guide system. Touches of chrome are found on the steering wheel and the centre along with addition of wooden finish below it giving an upmarket feel to the cabin. The major change Toyota is bringing in the Innova is eliminating its notoriously high waiting period, considering its dominance in the MPV segment till date. The Fortuner too, like the Innova receives cosmetic changes at the front and the back with restyled headlamps, bumpers and front grille. Under the hood, the Innova continues to be powered by the2.5 litre petrol and 2.0 litre diesel engines while the Fortuner is powered by Toyota’s 3.0 litre D-4D diesel engine.