New Toyota Innova (2016) vs current model: Specs comparison

Now that the Toyota Innova 2016’s details are out, here’s a spec-based comparison between the existing and new model.

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It’s no secret that Toyota is working on the new-generation Innova that is scheduled to make its global debut in Indonesia on November 23, 2015, and the car will replace the existing model across the world including India. Now that the Toyota Innova 2016’s details are out,  here’s a spec-based comparison between the existing and new model.

New Toyota Innova (2016) vs current model – Design

Save for the overall profile, the new-generation Toyota Innova bears very little resemblances to the existing model. The MPV’s front fascia now features a bigger  hexagonal grille with dual chrome slats instead of the current model’s all-chrome grille. The new vehicle also gets all-new projector headlamps which are narrower in shape than the current model. Other differentiating elements upfront are – an all-new bumper and newly-designed fog lamps. The 2016 Toyota Innova’s side profile also look refreshing with a differently designed last row glass area and a sharply tapering C Pillar besides all-new wheel arches, alloy wheels and chromed window line. Coming to the rear profile, the vertically placed tail-lamps make way for horizontally-shaped lights. The rear profile also receives all-new bumper.

New Toyota Innova 2016 vs old innova

New Toyota Innova (2016) vs current model – Engine

The all-new Toyota Innova also gets an all-new 2.4-litre diesel engine as against the current model’s 2.5-litre unit. Despite featuring a less capacity engine, the new model is claimed to produce almost 47bhp more power and 160Nm more torque. This means that the new Innova will be a lot more fun-to-drive than the current model, which is alreday among one of the nicest MPVs to drive. Transmission options on offer with the new model will be – a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic.

Current model’s 2.5-litre engine – 100.6bhp, 200Nm
new model’s 2.4-litre engine – 147bhp, 360Nm

New Toyota Innova (2016) vs current model – Dimensions

The new Toyota Innova 2016 is based on an all-new platform – Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) – that is lighter and stiffer than the current model’s platform. The new-gen model will also be a more spacious model with 4,735mm length, 1,830mm width and 1,795mm height. The current model, on the other hand, is 4,585mm long, 1,760mm high and 1,765mm wide. Wheelbase of both the vehicles, however, will remain similar at 2,570mm.

New Toyota Innova (2016) vs current model – Mileage

Though there is no official confirmation about the new-gen model’s exact mileage figure, it is claimed to be 10 per cent more fuel efficient than the current version. The existing model offers an ARAI-certified mileage of 12.99km/l.

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First published on: 17-11-2015 at 17:22 IST