Ahead of its India debut on November 25, fresh new spy shots of the upcoming Toyota Innova Hycross have emerged giving us a sneak peek into the MPV’s dashboard. Also visible in the spy pictures is the large panoramic sunroof, first revealed in the 3D renderings of the Innova Hycross. The three-row MPV will first make its debut in Indonesia where it will be called the ‘Innova Zenix’.
- Innova Hycross to get 360-degree camera, wireless charging
- Panoramic sunroof confirmed for higher variants
- Price announcement expected at Auto Expo 2023
Toyota Innova Hycross interior: what do the new spy pictures reveal?
As seen in the new spy shots, the Innova Hycross will have a multi-layered dashboard design. While the dashboard looks unique, the centre console, the steering wheel and the instrument cluster seem to look like the one that also does duty on the latest-gen Toyota Voxy MPV sold in some international markets.
The dashboard and aircon vents get a silver finish, and what stands out here is the large floating touchscreen. Toyota appears to have given a separate panel for climate control, but no physical buttons are visible, hinting that it will have touch-sensitive HVAC controls.
There's a large recess on the passenger side for storage, just above the glove box. The Innova Hycross also gets a dashboard-mounted gear lever console, which frees up space between the front seats.
While it is hard to make out the colour combination, it is likely that the Innova Hycross will have dual-tone interiors, and Toyota could use the black and brown combination as they did on the Urban Cruiser Hyryder SUV.
In terms of equipment, it is expected to get features like a 360-degree camera, wireless charging and an ‘ottoman function’ for added comfort in the second-row captain chairs.
Toyota Innova Hycross: what will it look like on the outside?
Going by the recently released official teaser and leaked design renderings, it is evident that Toyota is aiming at a crossover-like styling for the new-gen Innova. It will come with a large and upright hexagonal grille, which looks similar to the one seen on the Corolla Cross SUV sold overseas.
Some of the other design highlights at the front include wide headlamps with two L-shaped inserts and strong creases on the bonnet. On the side, it will have a similar silhouette and glasshouse as the Innova Crysta except for the rear quarter glass area. While we are yet to see the rear of the Hycross, previous spy pictures have revealed an upright tailgate and horizontally oriented tail-lamps.
Toyota Innova Hycross: chassis and powertrain
The Innova will be based on a monocoque architecture with a front-wheel drive layout for the first time. All previous iterations of the Innova had a ladder frame construction and rear-wheel drive layout.
The new Innova Hycross will not get a diesel engine, and instead, it will be powered by a naturally aspirated petrol and a strong hybrid powertrain with a 2.0-litre engine.
Toyota Innova Hycross: price announcement at Auto Expo
The Innova Hycross will debut in India on November 25 and Toyota is expected to announce the prices of the MPV at the upcoming Auto Expo 2023, which starts on January 13. The Hycross will be sold alongside the existing Innova Crysta that's currently available only with a petrol engine. The upcoming Innova Hycross will also be rebadged for Maruti Suzuki and sold through its Nexa dealerships.