New generation Toyota Innova launched around Diwali
The new generation of Toyota Innova would go on sale in India later this year and it will be offered with a hybrid gasoline engine
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) is working on a number of new launches for the Indian market. The mid-size SUV known as the Urban Cruiser Hyryder will debut on July 1, 2022 and will likely be followed by the launch of the fully updated Urban Cruiser compact SUV. Later this calendar year, Toyota also appears to be gearing up to introduce the next-generation Innova.
Around Diwali 2022, the Japanese automaker is expected to bring in the all-new Toyota while the existing model will continue its duties. The third generation Innova would sit on a unibody chassis ditching the ladder frame construction and it will have a more traditional front-wheel-drive setup.
The 2023 Toyota Innova is believed to be based on the TNGA-C platform which can also be found in the global Corolla and it will have some commonality with JDM-spec minivans like Noah. Internally codenamed 560B, it is said to have an overall length of around 4.7 meters and a wheelbase length of 2.85 meters. Although it’s shorter than the Crysta, the longer wheelbase should make for a roomier cabin.
In addition, the new structure will allow vertically aligned C-pillars and the space between the wheels will be more important. The presence of a unibody construction will make the next Innova lighter by around 170 kg and therefore improved efficiency is very likely. As for performance, a 2.0-liter hybrid gasoline engine will be used with localized THS II technology.
The next-generation Toyota Innova has already been tested and it will likely have an evolutionary approach to design over the existing model and its design will be influenced by the brand’s latest generation of global models, including the Corolla Cross. The interior will be fully modernized with the latest technologies in connectivity, assistance and safety.
The feature list could offer a larger touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless connectivity, wireless charging facility, ventilated front seats, reclining captain’s chairs with ottoman function, multiple airbags , automatic climate control and much more.