Toyota Innova Hycross bookings open from November 25

    The Innova Hycross will get SUV-like styling; front design inspired by the Corolla Cross sold overseas.

    Published On Nov 16, 2022 01:40:00 PM

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    Toyota will start accepting bookings for the upcoming Innova Hycross on November 25, when the all-new India-spec MPV will make its debut. Prices are likely to be announced at the upcoming Auto Expo 2023, while deliveries are expected to begin around mid-January.  

    • Innova Hycross deliveries to start by mid-January
    • Price announcement in early January
    • Maruti to have its own version as well 

    Toyota Innova Hycross to get SUV-like looks  

    The SUV craze in India has been on the rise for the past few years, and with the new Innova, Toyota seems to be joining the trend. The first official teaser of the Innova Hycross confirms that the carmaker is looking to woo not just those looking to buy a three-row MPV but also SUV buyers. 

    Leaked images have confirmed that the new Innova Hycross will have a more SUV-like nose, with its upright and butch-looking grille, and an in-your-face design resembling the Corolla Cross SUV that's sold abroad. While the new Hycross is expected to look unmistakably like an Innova when viewed from the side, Toyota is likely to offer some body cladding and slightly wider fenders, similar to the Veloz (also sold overseas), to make the model look more SUV.  

    Toyota Innova Hycross: new platform

    As we've reported before, the new Innova Hycross is a grounds-up new vehicle. The front-wheel-drive TNGA modular monocoque platform has replaced the ladder-frame rear-wheel-drive IMV architecture, which is a big departure from the outgoing model. This should help the new Innova Hycross with more cabin room and also give it a more car-like feel. 

    Toyota Innova Hycross: many new features expected

    The new Innova Hycross will also get features that have not been seen on the previous Innovas.  Toyota has confirmed that higher models will get a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, a large touchscreen system, fully digital instrument cluster and leather seats with an ottoman function for the second row. Dedicated AC vents for all three rows and even cooled seats, at least for the front row, are expected. 

    Toyota Innova Hycross: two powertrains, no diesel 

    Toyota has increased its focus on full hybrid cars in India. The Hyryder was the brand’s first strong hybrid product for the masses and now the Innova Hycross will follow suit. A 2.0-litre strong hybrid powertrain will be available on the new Innova Hycross, along with a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre petrol. There will be no diesel engine option on the upcoming Innova Hycross. 

    Toyota Innova Hycross: global debut, India unveiling timeline

    The Hycross will debut in Indonesia as the Innova Zenix on November 21. Its India unveiling will follow on November 25. In a first, Maruti Suzuki will also have a version of the Toyota Innova Hycross which will make its public debut sometime in mid-2023. 

    Also see: 

    New Toyota Innova Hycross revealed in spy photos

    Feature: Toyota Innova – Journey to becoming India’s favourite MPV

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