The second generation Toyota Innova that is scheduled to be launched in early 2016 was caught testing at the Mysore Ring Road in Karnataka. While Toyota has not altered the height of the 2016 Toyota Innova, the car seems to be longer than the existing model.
Seeing the length of the car in the spy shots, it could be deciphered that the car’s third row could get some more legroom. The overall shape of the car remains the same whereas the headlights and taillights seem to follow the company’s global design language.
The 2016 Toyota Innova is expected to be powered by a new diesel engine and the car could also come with an automatic transmission. Despite hike in prices, the Innova continues to be the bestselling car for Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) that has its manufacturing facilities at the Mysore Ring Road in Karnataka. TKM records an average monthly sales of 5,398 units of Toyota Innova.
The Toyota Innova is a compact MPV manufactured by Toyota. It is available in 12 variants in India. Three variants of the Toyota Innova are available with a petrol engine option which is powered by a 1,998 cc, 1TR-FE, gasoline, inline four-cylinder petrol engine with electronic fuel injection. Powering the diesel variants is 2,494 cc, 2KD-FTV Diesel with intercooler and turbocharger 4 cylinder engine.
Toyota Innova was brought to the market to replace the Toyota Qualis. When launched in 2005 in India, the car was available in both seven and eight seater options.
With so many car makers trying to come up with their respective MPVs in the Indian market, Toyota Innova too wants to finetune its looks and features, in order to maintain its leading position in the MPV market in India.
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