The Toyota Innova is the best selling premium MUV out there today. It has been around for about a decade now and has been through a few small styling changes and one major facelift. It has faced competition from many other MUV’s like the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Mahindra Xylo and Nissan Evalia, but the Innova has been going strong and even today, it looks unfazed like it can go on for yet another decade with the same decade old mechanicals and design, but Toyota is not one manufacturer who will sit around waiting for their products to get outdated. Toyota is ahead of the times and has already started testing the next-gen Innova, of which we have spy shots too.
The next-gen Toyota Innova has been spotted while undergoing camouflaged testing and the internet is awash with spy-shots of the MUV, and now, thanks to our friends at various automobile website, we have a speculated design renderings of how the Innova could look, without any camouflage on it.
The new Innova would be getting a sharper front-end with a redesigned bumper, redesigned radiator grille and also redesigned, eagle-eye shaped headlamps. The new fog lamp enclosures will be sharper and will lend the front of the car a sportier look. The new front design is in line with the company’s latest design language and the Innova too can now be identified as a Toyota from a distance. The front will also be getting a new air dam to make it look more aerodynamically inclined.
The side profile remains more or less the same with very less structural changes, though there are two major changes. The D-pillar has been completely redesigned, and now has an angled design to it. Toyota might consider blackening out the B and C-pillars to make it look sleeker and sportier. The other major design change on the side profile of the MUV is that the new car has redesigned 10-spoke alloy wheels. The tail lamp too, is expected to be redesigned and will slightly bulge out of the vehicle when viewed from the side profile, and the skirting on the sides too will be more muscular.
The interiors will most probably use the existing design language, with just a few changes, and the third row occupants can expect more space in the back. The 2.5-litre turbo-diesel currently powering the Innova with a max power output of 100 PS is expected to be reworked and a slight bump-up in power levels is expected.
Official word has now arrived about the 2016 Innova’s unveil. Mr. Michinobu Sugata, the President of Toyota Philippines, has revealed that the 2016 Innova would be unveiled next-year. Expect the Indian by mid-2016, and expected to cost anywhere around Rs. 20 lakhs (for the top-end model). Maruti Suzuki too is working on an Innova competitor which will go on-sale in 2017.
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