New Toyota Innova: All you need to know
New Toyota Innova is expected to make its way to Indian market in early next year (2016), the all new Toyota Innova is pretty longer, wider and also taller than that of its predecessor. The brand new Toyota Innova features a design which is big step forward from the existing Innova which is on sale. The minimalist look of existing Innova makes way for design with dozens of stylistic flourishes. Whatever the changes are, the car can be still recognised as an Innova.
The modern Innova borrows some of the styling cues and elements from recent models like Toyota Corolla Altis and Toyota Camry. The big hexagonal grille of new Innova is pretty wider and taller that extends all the way to the base of the car’s nose. The headlamps are double-barrel projector units that comes with integrated LED daytime-running lights.
When we have a look at the sides of Toyota Innova, the van-like shape of the car is unmistakable but Toyota has done enough to make it look very attractive and new. The car’s upward kink in the windowline towards the rear is pretty unique from the exisiting car. Adding to the looks are ‘inverted seven‘ shaped tail-lamps with LED detailing and large rear windshield.
Just like the exteriors of the car, even the new Innova’s interiors gets a pretty dramatic change. The car is now more upmarket, better equipped, and is built to an all-new standard with multiple surfaces, textures and colours used to make the new dash more visually appealing. The Japanese automaker, Toyota has also upped the premium feel by adding some of the features like mood lighting, dual-zone climate control, 8-inch touchscreen with navigation, voice- and gesture-based commands and Bluetooth, along with internet connectivity in some models.
The introduction of slimmer seats in new Toyota Innova has increased the space efficiency of the car. The space adds up to the legroom of 2nd row while the increased length will have freed up more space for the third row as well.
The all new Toyota Innova would be getting smaller 2.4-litre diesel engine, which replaces the existing 2.5-litre unit of the car. The car’s power has been bumped up by 45 bhp making it 147bhp. The car’s engine is mated to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The increase in car’s power is expected to improve the car’s specific output compared to its rivals.
The all new Innova from Toyota still uses a ladder frame chassis and independent front suspension like the old model, the rear side of the car now gets a four-link setup. The car gets more modern, best-in-class systems like ABS (Anti-lock braking System), Hill Descent Control and Electronic Stability Control, some of which are very likely to be offered on the Indian model.
When Toyota brings the new Innova in India, the car will likely garner plenty of interest from car buyers who are looking for an attractive as well as upmarket MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle). The interiors of new Innova are clearly a very big step up on the current car, the while space of the car is also expected to be improved along with performance.
In India, New Toyota range is expected to start from Rs 12 lakhs for the base version of the car and shall go up till Rs 16 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom) for the fully loaded model. The automatic version of new Toyota can be more expensive.
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