Official images of the next-gen Toyota Innova have surfaced on the internet a while ago, followed by the company officially teasing the next-generation MPV ahead of its November 23, 2015 global unveil. The new 2016 Toyota Innova is longer and wider than the current model; new images released ahead of disclose. The leaked brochure scans revealed complete details of the new Innova’s styling, which marks a huge difference from the current model’s, both on the interior and exterior. The latest Innova will be the third car from Toyota this year, after Toyota Hilux and Toyota Fortuner and will also complete the company’s Innovative International Multipurpose Vehicles model changeovers.
The 2016 Innova is 1,830mm wide, 4,735mm long, and 1,795mm high, this means it is 60mm wider, 180mm longer and 45mm taller than the current model. Styling is now sharper than that of the current model. It has an upgraded front end with a flatter cover, restyled dual slat grille, new projector headlamps with integrated daytime running lights, new bumper with a broad air dam and round fog lamps. The rear end features a new tailgate with a spoiler, new bumper, redesigned windshield and split tail lamps that stretch horizontally across the tail gate. The new Innova also gets black interiors with silver inserts and faux wood, a restyled dashboard, multifunction steering wheel, rebuild instrument cluster with a TFT MID, touchscreen infotainment system, an 8-inch entertainment system, ambient LED lighting and automatic climate control. The top end – Q variant gets projector headlights, smart entry with push button start and other features.
The wheelbase, however, is the same at 2,750mm. As disclosed earlier, the new Innova ditches the current 102bhp 2.5-litre diesel KD series engine in favour of the all-new 2.4-litre GD diesel engine. This new motor churns out 147bhp – a 45bhp increase from outgoing model. Two gearboxes will be on offer on the new Innova, – a five-speed manual and a six-speed automatic. The 2.4-ltr diesel’s torque figure for the six-speed automatic Innova is 36.7kgm, while the manual gearbox-equipped variant delivers 34.9kgm.
All variants of the upcoming 2016 Toyota Innova will get anti-theft system, door ajar warning, ABS, rear parking sensors, EBD, dual front airbags and driver knee airbag as standard. It will come with six colour options. The top end variant also gets curtain airbags. The MPV will have its global debut on 23rd November but it will not make it to the Indian Auto Expo 2016. It will reach Indian showrooms only by the end of next year or in 2017.