Toyota’s iconic people mover, the Innova Crysta is set to welcome its next-generation sibling, the Innova Hycross, which is set to launch in India in 2023, while the Innova Xinx will make its global debut in Indonesia. . The new look of the MPV has been revealed thanks to a teaser image dropped by Toyota Indonesia in which we see the Innova’s new look in line with the brand’s international models such as the Corolla Cross. The new design language shows how the Toyota Hicross is trying to adopt a bold look and a crossover personality.
The Innova Hycross brings a number of firsts for Toyota as well as the Innova name tag in India, for example, a monocoque construction resulting in a lighter chassis, a front-wheel drive layout and more interior space. opens, with petrol hybrid powertrain options only. No diesel engine on offer, a beautiful sunroof… yes you read that right! A recently leaked series of 3D patent images confirms the presence of a panoramic sunroof in the three-row MPV’s cabin. Also showing off the 3D image are prominent creases on the body panels, bonnet and front bumper with sharp triangular foglamp housings and a large hexagonal grille sitting atop the straight nose.
The sunroof Toyota in India shows us that the Japanese carmaker is finally listening to its customers and giving them what they want. ‘More features’ is also something that tech-savvy buyers wished the Innova had as the lack of such technology-related features was a drawback in the Crysta, whose rivals offer newer equipment-laden cars. But that too seems to have been addressed by the automaker as the Hycross is expected to feature some high-end features on its interior which is expected to come with better quality materials including a panoramic sunroof, middle row seats. I include Ottoman functions, polygons. Colorful ambient lighting and floating touchscreen.
The safety kit will include features like a 360-degree camera and an electronic parking brake. ADAS features through the Toyota Safety Sense platform will also be available with the Innova Hicross. It has road sign assist, automatic high beam, lane departure alert, proactive driving assist, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, and dynamic radar cruise control. The Innova Hycross is expected to be powered by the local version of THS II (Toyota Hybrid System II). It comes with a dual electric motor setup paired with a new 2.0-litre petrol motor. A hybrid powertrain will offer benefits such as higher mileage and more refinement. The Holy Cross is bigger than the current Innova and we are also expected to see a Maruti-badged version of it sometime later that will be produced by Toyota.