Toyota unveiled the all-new Innova Hycross for Indian market recently. The bookings for the new Innova Hycross have started and the price announcement and deliveries of this new MPV would happen in January next year. When compared to Innova Crysta, the Hycross is a lot more premium and advanced. Toyota has announced the the diesel version of Innova Crysta will be sold alongside the new Innova Hycross as it does not come with a diesel engine option. After the official unveil, Toyota has released new TVC for Hycross ahead of its launch.
The video has been uploaded by Toyota India on their YouTube channel. The video briefly shows the exterior and interior of the new MPV. Toyota wants to reinvent the premium MPV segment that it has been ruling for all these years. The new Innova Hycross gets an all-new exterior design. The Hycross gets a crossover or SUV like design language in its new avatar. The large hexagonal grille, sleeker all LED headlamps, LED DRLs on the bumper, upright grille and raised bonnet along with a muscular bumper give it an imposing look.
Coming to the side profile, the Innova Hycross gets up to 18 inch alloy wheels. The crossover design that we mentioned above is more evident from this angle. The rear may remind you of some international Toyotas like RAV4. The bulky looking tailgate with Toyota logo and Innova Hycross branding is all seen here. Unlike Innova Crysta, the Hycross is based on a new platform. It uses a monocoque frame from Toyota’s TNGA platform. The Innova Crysta uses a ladder-on-frame construction.
Coming to the cabin and features, Innova Hycross offers premium looking cabin with floating 10 inch touchscreen infotainment system, semi-digital intrument cluster, leather upholstery, front ventialated seats, ambient lights, panoramic sunroof, multi-function steering wheel and so on. Toyota is also offering ADAS. It is the first Toyota in India to get this feature. This system offers adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert and so on.
As mentioned above, Toyota Hycross is only available with a petrol engine. The older Innova Crysta will be sold alongside with the diesel engine. The Innova Hycross has two petrol engine options. There is a regular 2.0 litre petrol engine that is available with CVT gearbox. This engine generates 172 bhp and 197 Nm of peak torque. The 2.0 litre strong hybrid petrol engine is paired with an e-CVT and it generates 184 Bhp. There is no manual transmission offered with Innova Hycross.
Just like any car manufacturer, Toyota is also working on a all electric vehicle. Recently, a Toyota vehicle what looks like an EV was spotted testing on the road. The car seen on test was none other than the electric version of Innova Crysta. The electric MPV was spotted testing fully undisguised on the streets of Indonesia. It looks like Toyota like many car manufacturers might soon phase out the diesel engine option from the MPV and might replace it with the electric version.