In what appears to be an indication of the arrival of the new-gen Toyota Innova at the Auto Expo 2016, the company has teased an image of the MPV on its dedicated Auto Expo page. The teaser reveals a silhouette of the Innova, which is believed to be the new model.
Ahead of the Auto Expo, Toyota is also organising a contest, dubbed "Heritage of Innova Wall", for its existing customers. New Toyota Innova, which is currently on sale in Indonesia, is expected to be launched in India in the first quarter of this year and the MPV will be previewed at the upcoming auto show in greater Noida in the first week of February.
Likely to be priced at around Rs 13.70 lakh (ex-showroom), the new Innova gets 2.4-litre diesel engine that develops 147bhp at 3,400rpm and 359Nm of torque at 1,200-2,800rpm, and an in-line four-cylinder 2,000cc VVT-i petrol engine developing 137bhp and 183Nm of torque under the hood. As for transmission, Toyota equips its new gen Innova MPV with manual and automatic gearboxes. The braking duties of the MPV are done by disc brakes up front and drum brakes in the rear, employed in 215/55 R17 tyres.
In terms of dimensions, measures 4,735mm in length, 1,830mm in width, and 1,795mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,750mm. Riding on a ladder platform, the second generation Innova will be offered on three variants- G, V and Q and houses features like TFT display for Q and V variants, eight-inch touchscreen with a web browser, HDMI, Bluetooth, smartphone integration and voice command, all-auto window buttons, cooled glove box, console box and cup holders.