The next-generation Toyota Innova has been spotted undergoing trials in Bangalore, once again. Last week, the seven-seater MPV was also spotted testing in Thailand alongside the next-generation Fortuner, with which it will share the new TNGA platform.
The overall silhouette of the new Innova will remain very similar to the current car, though the roofline seems to be lowered at the rear to give the car a sportier stance. The test mule had a new front grille, refreshed headlamps and tail lamps, a new set of alloy wheels and a roof mounted spoiler. The car will also be updated with new tech and a longer equipment list.
The next-generation Toyota Innova will continue to use a ladder frame setup, though it will be underpinned by a new TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform. It will be powered by a tuned version of the existing tried and tested diesel mills.
The Innova has been returning consistent sales numbers since it was launched in 2005 and is the company’s most popular car in the country. When it was launched, the Innova was given the mammoth task of replacing the legendary Qualis MPV and going by the sales numbers, we can say that the Innova has been quite a success. Despite being given three cosmetic updates it is high time that Toyota introduced a completely new version.