Toyota Innova Hycross hybrid MPV unveil on November 25: What to expect?
We now have a fairly good idea of the general design theme of the upcoming Toyota Innova Hycross from a leaked image of the patent renderings of the upcoming MPV. The renderings follow on from the teaser released earlier showing the Innova Hycross will get styling in line with Toyota's other global offerings.
Toyota Innova Hycross styling. dimensions
The rendering shows that the Toyota Innova Hycross will get a large full-face grille drawing a link with the current Innova Crysta and other global models like the RAV4. The headlamps seem slimmer and more swept back now and should be LED units in the top variants. There is also a large housing for the foglamps and wide air dam.
A notable addition is that of a panoramic sunroof while the bodywork itself sees more creases than before along the sides and on the bonnet, although the functional boxy shape and large glass area continue in a more refined manner. The rear isn't visible but expect to see a flat boot lid with large two-part taillamps. The Innova Hycross should be marginally larger than the Crysta but should come with roomier interiors with the change in architecture.
Toyota Innova Hycross hybrid powertrain, specifications
The big news with this generation change for the Innova is that it now moves to the TNGA architecture, moving from the earlier rear-drive, ladder frame chassis to a front-driven, monocoque layout. Another significant change is that the Toyota Innova Hycross will now get a hybrid powertrain. This powertrain is expected to be unrelated to the one seen in the Camry and could be the same as the hybrid system as seen in the Corolla Cross SUV and Voxy MPVs available internationally.
This uses a 1.8-litre Atkinson cycle petrol motor that puts out 98PS and 142 Nm that pairs with a 72PS and 163 Nm electric motor with an e-CVT in the mix. The Innova Hycross will be a petrol-only offering for the first time now and lower-spec models could get a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol with 170PS and 202 Nm, again paired with a CVT.
Toyota Innova Hycross hybrid features, expected prices, launch date
The Toyota Innova Hycross should come with a longer list of features too with this generation change. Expect to see LED lighting, a larger touchscreen, digital instrumentation, 360-degree cameras, connected tech and maybe even some level of ADAS functions.
Prices for the Toyota Innova Hycross should start from Rs 20 to 22 lakh. The Toyota Innova Hycross is expected to be unveiled by November-end with a launch expected by early 2023. The Innova Crysta is expected to continue to be sold alongside the Hycross possibly in its lower variants.
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