Toyota is all set to reveal the Innova HyCross Petrol Strong Hybrid on the 21st of November 2022, at Indonesia – a market that simply loves MPVs. In Indonesia, the brand new hybrid MPV will be known as the Innova Zenix, and in India, it’ll be called the Innova HyCross. Toyota India will unveil the Innova HyCross hybrid MPV in India on the 25th of November, 2022, and pre-bookings are expected to open on the same day. The official launch will happen in January 2023 though, where the price announcement of the hybrid Innova HyCross will happen. Meanwhile, in the run up to the official unveil, Toyota Indonesia has put out a new teaser of the hybrid MPV that shows a panoramic sunroof and roof mounted AC vents.
While roof mounted AC vents have been offered in the Innova MPV line-up for ages, what’s totally new is the panoramic sunroof. In fact, the HyCross Hybrid will be the first Innova to get a sunroof of any kind. Given the fact that Indians love sunroofs, and like them large, this feature is expected to be a big draw among buyers. The Innova HyCross – called the Zenix in Indonesia – will have butch styling bits. Toyota will position the HyCross as a crossover than a full fledged MPV.
Ample ground clearance and an imposing front end is what you can expect on the new hybrid MPV, which will dump the ladder frame chassis for a more car-like monocoque body. It’ll be front wheel driven, and this is another departure from the Innova line-up, which has been rear wheel driven across two generations. The Innova line-up has been famed for the legendary comfort that it offers passengers, the the HyCross is expected to be no different. The monocoque body should greatly help, and drivers could love the new MPV for its car-like drive and handling.
In terms of dimensions, the new Toyota Innova HyCross Hybrid will be larger than the Crysta, measuring 4.7 meters in length, with a wheelbase of 2,850 mm. The larger dimensions should liberate more room on the inside, making the MPV more spacious than ever before. Expect a range of new features including advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), a 360 degree camera, wireless charging, touchscreen infotainment system with connected car tech and a more comprehensive safety feature suite.
Under the hood, two petrol engines are likely to be on offer – a 2 liter-4 cylinder naturally aspirated petrol and a 2 liter petrol strong hybrid powertrain. While the naturally aspirated petrol is likely to get both manual and automatic gearbox option, the strong hybrid will get a CVT automatic gearbox as standard, The Innova HyCross will also get an all-electric mode that’ll allow the MPV to be used as a pure electric car for short distances. In India, the Innova HyCross is likely to sell alongside the Innova Crysta, which is expected to be pushed towards the cab market.