The all-new Toyota Innova Hicross is set to be unveiled around next month and will go on sale early next year. The Innova Hycross will be a global model that will be sold in overseas markets such as Indonesia where it is likely to be called the “Innova Xenix”. The debut of the Inova Hycross in India will be Toyota’s third hybrid vehicle to be introduced this year after the Camry and Urban Cruiser Hyder. The MPV brand will offer many firsts for the Innova.
The latest set of spy shots show almost the entire car from every angle. While the previous spy shots haven’t revealed much about the design, the shots show the MPV in more detail and we also get to see its interiors. The spy shots show an all-new freestanding touchscreen infotainment system that is new to the Innova. It will continue to offer a spacious cabin with multiple seating options and a decent-sized boot. Innova is known for practicality and this new model will be no different with multiple storage spaces around the cabin.
The Hycross is expected to be around 4.7 meters long and has a wheelbase of 2,850mm, slightly longer than the Innova Crysta. The exterior of the new Innova Hicross features horizontally positioned tail lamps with LED brake lights and halogen turn signals. The car also features a larger grille and a new front bumper. Spy shots of the car reveal 17-inch alloy wheels that are similar in design to some high-end Toyota models. The car also gets a fully digital instrument cluster, 360-degree camera, a sunroof, multiple USB outlets, and wireless charging in the higher variants. Additionally, it may get a soft-touch dashboard, an electronic parking brake on higher variants, and LED headlamps.
The Toyota Innova Hycross will ditch the diesel engine and come only with a petrol hybrid configuration, similar to the Urban Cruiser Hydrator. The engine seen on the Innova Hycross will be a larger 2.0-litre unit paired with an electric motor. Being a hybrid powertrain, the Innova Hicross will likely only have an automatic transmission option. Power will be sent to the front wheels, unlike the current model which is rear-wheel drive. The Innova Hycross will be powered by Toyota’s modular TNGA-C platform that also underpins the current generation Corolla.