Toyota had launched the facelifts of its popular IMV-platform based vehicles, the Innova and Fortuner in other parts of the world a few months back. The Indian division refused to acknowledge the necessity to bring the upgrade here as both the vehicles were doing excellent sales numbers. However, Toyota has now confirmed that both the Innova facelift and Fortuner facelift will be showcased at the upcoming Auto Expo in New Delhi next year. However, the vehicles will be launched in the later part of January and not at the Expo itself. The facelifted Innova was spotted in Goa, undergoing an ad shoot.
The changes to both the Innova and Fortuner are mostly cosmetic with the addition of a few features. No mechanical alterations have been made to either vehicle and both cars continue to be powered by their fantastic D4-D motors, which are highly refined and fuel efficient. There will be no automatic option on the 2012 Innova, but Toyota plans to offer the 2-wheel drive of the Fortuner with both manual and automatic versions. The 4-wheel drive version will be available in manual variant only. These facelifts are not significant but will keep both the models look fresh even as they continue to get the volumes for the Japanese automaker.
Ad Shoot Pictures Source – IAB