2016 New-gen Toyota Innova
2016 New-gen Toyota InnovaPR handout

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) is all set for the Auto Expo 2016 with many new revelations. The highlight of the stall will be the 2016 new-gen Innova making its country debut, and the MPV is likely to be launched in the first half of 2016.

A report on India Today claims the 2016 model will be called Innova Crysta. The new Innova has already been launched in Indonesia and is called Kijang Innova. The addition of the Crysta is reportedly to differentiate with the current Innova which will continue to be sold even after the launch of the new model in the country, according to the reports.

Previous reports have indicated that the current Innova will be renamed as Innova Cross with stripped-out features and more rugged looks. The Innova Cross will be entry level model, while the Innova Crysta will be the feature rich model in the product portfolio of TKM.

The 2016 Innova will be available with new top-of-the-line Q variant followed by the V and G trims. In the latest avatar, the Innova features LED projector headlamp. The front fascia gets a big hexagonal grille with two thick chrome slats on the top that blend into the headlamps. The bumper sports fog lamps and turn indicators are in a single cluster with chrome housing.

On interior, the instrument panel is decorated with a blueish ambiance light, which is also the theme light for the cabin. The new steering wheel is complete with buttons and the wooden panel is part of dashboard that is reserved for higher variants.

The new Innova comes with GD 2.4-litre diesel engine, replacing the old KD 2.5-litre engine. The 2,393cc engine develops 147bhp at 3,400rpm and 359Nm of torque at 1,200-2,800rpm, and is mated to a manual gearbox. The diesel engine, which will also be available in six-speed automatic transmission, will have a slightly lesser torque of 342.2Nm, while power remains the same. The in-line four-cylinder 2,000cc VVT-i petrol engine will develop 137bhp and 183Nm of torque, and will be available with manual and automatic transmissions.