A teaser for the new Toyota Innova has been released as the company gets set to unveil the MPV in India at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016. The Innova, which was launched in Indonesia in November last year, is likely to go on sale in India by the end of 2016.
The outline of what appears to be the new Toyota Innova is visible in the teaser, which is part of a contest Toyota Kirloskar Motor is running for existing customers called ‘The Heritage Of Innova Contest’.
The MPV’s second generation model is based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform and is lighter in comparison to the current model of the car. As far as the exterior design of the car is concerned, the 2016 Toyota Innova features an all-new front grille, sweptback head-lamps, LED daytime running lamps, and new fog-lamps. It also sports pronounced wheel-arches, an all-new rear bumper, and refurbished tail-lamps, among other changes.
As for the interiors, the new Innova’s cabin gets automatic climate control, power windows, steering-mounted controls, touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, and USB and AUX-IN.
Moving on to the MPV’s engine options, the Indonesian model of the new Toyota Innova is offered with a choice of 2 engines – a 2.0-litre VVT-i petrol and the new 2.4-litre GD diesel. While the petrol motor puts out 137bhp along with 183Nm of peak torque, the diesel unit promises 147bhp and 342Nm (manual) and 360Nm (automatic) of maximum torque. Transmission options include a manual and a 6-speed automatic.
However, one must note that the Indian model of the new Toyota Innova might come powered by only the diesel engine. According to the carmaker, the new GD engine is 10% more fuel-efficient as compared to the existing 2.5-litre D4D ‘KD’ diesel motor.