The next-generation Toyota Innova has been revealed through a brochure leak in Indonesia. The 2016 Innova is scheduled to be launched in India next year and gets substantial cosmetic and mechanical changes over the existing model.
Talking about the appearance, the new Toyota Innova gets aggressive front styling with a massive hexagonal grille and angular sweptback headlamps. There is plenty of chrome at the front and the car looks premium with the projector headlamp console. It is based on Toyota’s Innovative International Multipurpose Vehicle (IIMV) platform that also underpins the Hilux pickup truck and the Fortuner.
The interior has been revamped and gets flowing design with silver inserts for the infotainment system, steering wheel and the door trims. It gets a seven-inch touch screen music system with navigation. The car will get all the necessary features and the option of a seven-seater and eight-seater layout.
The new Innova will be available in a choice of two diesel and one petrol engine in Indonesia. The smaller 2.4-litre diesel has an output of 160bhp and 400Nm while the larger 2.8-litre can deliver 177bhp and 450Nm. Both the engines use Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) and power the rear wheels. The petrol engine is the 2.0-litre unit producing 137bhp and 184Nm. Along with the five-speed manual, the MUV will now be also offered with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Toyota will be offering the car in Indonesia in three trim levels – G, V and Q. The G variants will get all the basic features, two airbags, ABS-EBD and the seven-inch music system. The V variant gets a bigger infotainment unit, TFT screen, ambient lighting and automatic climate control. The top-end Q trim will have LED projector headlamps, curtain airbags and push button start.
Toyota will unveil the next-generation Innova in Indonesia next month while the Indian launch will be next year, at the 2016 Auto Expo. The MUV is expected to have a price tag in the range of Rs 11 lakh to Rs 16 lakh.
Edit: The global debut of the Toyota Innova has been scheduled for November 23.