After 7years since it was first launched, Toyota’s most successful MUV Innova is going for a major freshen-up. After a minor facelift in 2009 and a slight upgrade to the engine to meet BS-IV norms in 2010, the latest change to the Innova will probably be its most significant.
The new Innova features new headlamps, with what looks like a new day-time headlight element, a taller grille with horizontal chrome slats, a new front bumper with new fog lamps as well as new clear-lens tail-lamps. The rear-bumper comes with integrated parking sensors on the more expensive ‘V’ variant.
No much change is expected under the hood as the diesel engine was just strapped with an intercooler recently in 2010, which made the engine breathe better and produce marginally more power and torque.
As per BSmotoring interiors of the Innova haven’t changed in all this while, Toyota might use this opportunity to make changes to the centre console and instrumentation, as well as add new trim options to the Innova.
The Innova will face some more competition with MPVs like the Maruti Suzuki RIII and Nissan’s NV200. We can also expect some surprise from Mahindra which may introduce a refreshed version of the Xylo. As per sources, this variant is expected to reveal at the upcoming 2012 New Delhi Auto Expo.
Also see – Spied – 2012 Toyota Innova