Ahead of the new Innova's global unveil, rumoured to be on 23 November, Toyota released pictures of the vehicle. The new Innova comes with a host of changes to its exterior, interior and powertrains. The new pictures detail the rear of the car as well as the interiors.
The front fascia gets a big hexagonal grille with two thick chrome slats on the top that blend into the headlamps. The dual-projector headlamps also integrate with LED daytime-running lamps. The front bumper has been redesigned to accommodate the changes. The bumper sports fog lamps and turn indicators in a single cluster with chrome housing.
At the rear, the changes are more prominent. The rear lamps are totally new in design and sport a boomerang-style design. The lamps are also larger than the current model, and the rear bumpers have also undergone tweaks. The side profile is updated with newly designed quarter-glass and alloy wheels.
The design of the dashboard is inspired by the new Fortuner. The instrument panel is decorated with a bluish ambiance light which is also the theme light inside the cabin. The new steering wheel is complete with buttons and the wooden panel is also part of a dashboard that is probably reserved for the V or Q variant.
The brochure leaked earlier also explains the variants and powertrains. The Innova, known as Kijang Innova in Indonesia, will be available with the new top-of-the-line Q variant followed by the V and G trims. Toyota has given importance to safety features in the new Innova, which comes with ABS, EBD and three airbags as standard across the trim levels.
The new Innova in Indonesia will be sold with both petrol and diesel engines, with a choice of five-speed manual and six-speed automatic gearbox. The GD 2.4-litre diesel engine replaces the old KD 2.5-litre engine. The new engine develops 147bhp and 359Nm of torque, and is mated to the manual gearbox. The diesel engine, also available with automatic transmission, will have a slightly lesser torque of 342.2Nm, while power remains the same. The in-line four-cylinder 2000cc petrol engine will develop 137bhp and 183Nm of torque, and will be available with manual and automatic transmissions.
The India entry of the new Innova is not far. Being one of the most important offerings in India, the new Innova is expected make it to the country by the end of 2015 or early 2016.
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