Auto Expo 2016: New Toyota Innova Unveiled in India

The new Toyota Innova has finally been unveiled in India at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016 and is likely to go on sale in the country by the end of 2016. The MPV’s second generation model, which was launched in Indonesia in November last year, is based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform.

The new generation Toyota Innova pretty much covers up for everything lacking on the current model. The MPV is 180mm longer, 60mm wider and 45mm taller than its predecessor while the wheelbase remains the same at 2750mm. It’s also lighter in comparison to the outgoing model.

Visually, the new Innova retains the same silhouette but the car’s looks are in line with Toyota’s global design language. The MPV features an all-new front grille, sweptback head-lamps, LED daytime running lamps, and new fog-lamps. It also sports pronounced wheel-arches, a new rear bumper, and refurbished tail-lamps, among other changes.

New Toyota Innova Crysta Rear

As for the interiors, the 2016 Innova‘s cabin gets automatic climate control, power windows, steering-mounted controls, touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, and USB and AUX-IN. However, most of these features are only available in the top-end variants.

Moving on to the MPV’s engine options, the new Toyota Innova is offered with a choice of 2 engines – a 2.0-litre VVT-i petrol and the new 2.4-litre GD diesel. While the petrol motor puts out 137bhp along with 183Nm of peak torque, the diesel unit promises 147bhp and 342Nm (manual) and 360Nm (automatic) of maximum torque. Transmission options include a manual and a 6-speed automatic.

According to the carmaker, the new GD engine is 10% more fuel-efficient as compared to the existing 2.5-litre D4D ‘KD’ diesel motor.

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