Toyota Innova Hycross Reservations open November 25
Toyota Kirloskar Motor on Wednesday unveiled its next minivan, the Innova Hycross.
Reservations for the next Innova Hycross will be taken from November 25, the day the all-new India-specific MPV makes its debut. Pricing will likely be revealed at the next Auto Expo in 2023, with deliveries expected to begin in mid-January. The new minivan will be sold as a more expensive model than the current Innova Crysta and will sit above it in the range. The new minivan will also come with premium features including a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, larger touchscreen, fully digital instrument cluster and leather seats.
The new Innova Hycross will have an aggressive design like the Corolla Cross SUV that’s being offered overseas, as seen in leaked photographs, which also confirm the nose would have a more SUV-like appearance. While the new Hycross is expected to have an unmistakable Innova-like appearance from the side, Toyota is likely to offer slightly wider body cladding and fenders, similar to the Veloz (also marketed globally), to give the model one more SUV. appearance.
The new Innova Hycross is an all-new automobile. The ladder-frame rear-wheel-drive IMV architecture has been replaced by the front-wheel-drive TNGA modular unibody platform, representing a significant departure from the previous design. That should give the new Innova Hycross some extra interior space and car feel.
No diesel option
In India, Toyota is putting more emphasis on full hybrid vehicles. The brand’s first high-powered hybrid product for the general public was the Hyryder, and the Innova Hycross will soon follow. The company is now slowly removing diesel power plants from its portfolio, with only the Fortuner being offered a diesel engine. On the new Innova Hycross, a powerful 2.0-liter hybrid powertrain will be offered alongside a 2.0-liter normally aspirated gasoline engine. The Innova Hycross will not have a diesel engine option.
On November 21, the Hycross will make its Indonesian premiere as the Innova Zenix. On November 25, it will be unveiled in India. In a first, Maruti Suzuki will also launch a Toyota Innova Hycross variant which will go on sale in mid-2023.