Toyota has shown the first image of the Innova minivan of the third generation. The model will appear in India and Indonesia next year, and it will retain the all-road image of its predecessor but will be built on a different platform. Instead of the Fortuner frame chassis, the new Innova will use the TNGA-C modular architecture, familiar from the Corolla and a number of other models of the brand. The van will be changed in appearance and the engine range will be revised — there will be no more diesel, but only hybrid installations.
The Toyota Innova cross-van has been in service since 2004. The second-generation model has been produced for seven years and is based on a frame chassis from Fortuner.
The new van, according to rumors, will move to the TNGA-C modular architecture, that is, it will receive a load-bearing body and will be related to Corolla and Voxy. Accordingly, the front drive will become the main drive, and diesel units will disappear from the engine range.
The Innova will be powered by a hybrid powerplant similar to the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder. Thanks to the passenger platform, comfort will increase, and modern driver assistance systems will become available. And although the model is considered global, it will most likely be sold only in India and other Southeast Asian countries. Moreover, in Indonesia, the van will be named Innova Zenix, and in India — Innova Hycross.
The premiere of the new Toyota Innova will take place next month. Prices will be announced in early 2023. Apparently, for some time the novelty will be offered in parallel with the Innova Crysta, a second-generation car. It is also expected that Maruti Suzuki will release its own version of the “Innovation”, as happened with the Toyota Urban Cruiser and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
Source: Autocar India