Toyota Innova has been a runaway success for the Japanese carmaker in India. Though several players entered the multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) segment, nobody could dethrone the Innova from the top spot. It still enjoys the largest chunk of the overall MPV market share in the country. Having said that, the Innova failed to attract family car buyers like the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. And to do it, the company is now working on the all-new Toyota Innova that will be more premium than the current one. Set to make its global debut next month, the new Toyota Innova is likely to be showcased at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo in February.
Spy images doing round on the internet suggest that the new-generation Toyota Innova takes its design cues from several other Toyota cars including the new Camry and Corolla Altis. To be based on Toyota New Global Architecture (TMGA) platform, the new Toyota Innova will feature a massive hexagonal grille with dual chrome slats, projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights and newly-designed fog lamps. The overall shape of the car, however, still looks largely similar to the current model. The vehicle’s cabin will also be all-new and more feature-rich.
The new Toyota Innova will be offered with both the petrol and diesel mills in some markets, though the India-bound model will only get diesel variants. Powering the new-gen model will be an all-new 2.4-litre unit from the company’s all-new GD engine series. The same engine will also power the new-generation Toyota Fortuner. This engine will develop 147bhp and 359Nm. Transmission options on offer could be a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic.
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