Toyota Innova Hycross Unveiled In India
- First Innova to be underpinned on a monocoque platform.
- Launch by January 2023.
- Bookings are expected to commence soon
- Debuts ADAS for Toyota in India.
It’s finally here! Toyota has unveiled the new-generation Innova Hycross in India. It is likely to be sold alongside the ongoing Innova Crysta.
Toyota Innova Hycross – Design and Dimensions
Aesthetically, the new Toyota Innova Hycross is unmistakably an MPV, albeit with a slight touch of SUVish elements like broad wheel arches, body cladding, and an upright stance, as well as sharp creases on its side profile.
As opposed to the previous-generation Innova’s body-on-frame chassis, the new-gen model is based on Toyota’s TNGA-C monocoque platform, which should improve the stability and driveability of the new MPV. Additionally, it has resulted in a weight loss of 200 kg. Moreover, its wheelbase has grown by 100mm, which will add to its cabin space.
|Innova Crysta||Innova Hycross|
|LxWxH||4,735 x 1,830 x 1,795 mm||4,755 x 1,850 x 1,795 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,750 mm||2,850 mm|
|Ground Clearance||178 mm||185 mm|
|Platform||IMV ladder-on-frame||TNGA monocoque|
A substantial amount of work has been done inside the cabin. With a much more coherent dashboard design, it now looks more upmarket and well-built. It will be offered in two seating configurations: seven, and eight-seater, with the former getting electrically adjustable middle-row captain seats with a leg rest for added convenience.
As for features, the new Innova Hycross has received a host of first for the marque in India. These include an electronic parking brake with auto hold, a 10-inch floating infotainment system, optional dual rear entertainment screens, and Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 (ADAS suite) that further comprise active safety features like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Auto High Beam Assist, Lane Tracing Assist, Road Sign Assist, and Proactive Driving Assist.
The other notable features of the new MPV include connected car tech, wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, a 9-speaker JBL sound system, leather upholstery, dual-zone auto AC, ventilated front seats, roof-mounted rear AC vents with separate controls, panoramic sunroof, keyless entry with push-button start, ambient lighting, six airbags, 360-degree camera, rear parking sensors, electronic stability control, Blind Spot Assist (BSA), and hill-start assist.
The biggest highlight of the new Innova Hycross lies underneath the bonnet. The new-gen MPV gets a 2.0-litre petrol engine with a self-charging strong-hybrid system which delivers a combined power output of 186PS. Paired with a single-speed e-CVT automatic transmission, it is claimed to return an impressive fuel efficiency of 21.1 kmpl. The same engine will also be available in a non-hybrid configuration, with a peak putout of 174PS and 205Nm.
There’s no diesel engine on offer.
While the Toyota Innova Hycross doesn’t have any direct rivals, it can be seen as a premium alternative to Kia Carens and Mahindra Marazzo. However, it will soon face competition from its Maruti Suzuki equivalent which is also expected to be launched soon.