Among the most awaited upcoming cars, the Toyota Innova Hycross will soon make its world debut in Indonesia as the ‘Innova Zenix’
So far, the Toyota Innova has been the undisputed leader of the MPV segment. In fact, this MPV has not just ruled the Indian market but has, in fact, even created a legacy of sorts in the Indonesian car market. Currently, in its second generation, the Innova will soon receive a full model replacement. This new model is set to make its world debut in Indonesia on November 21 as the Innova Zenix. Meanwhile, in India, this vehicle will be known as the Toyota Innova Hycross and debut on November 25. Ahead of the official introduction, a set of leaked images show us what the new MPV would look like.
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Toyota Innova Hycross Exterior
The only leaked image that has surfaced so far shows a rather SUVish exterior. That said, the new model would definitely remind you of the Crysta, especially when viewed at certain angles. Also, the new model definitely takes inspiration from some of the modern SUVs in the carmaker’s lineup. At the front, it features a trapezoidal honeycomb grille with enough chrome garnish on its perimeter. The bumper looks pretty sporty, especially around the edges. The huge air dams feature LED DRLs and some more chrome trim. Meanwhile, the LED projector headlamps look sleek and give the front fascia a rather bold touch. In the side, you’ll be quick to draw a parallel with some of the international SUVs in Toyota’s lineup. W
While the greenhouse looks as large as ever, the rear quarter is more SUVish and even looks a tad smaller than that of the Crysta. Also, the Innova Zenix doesn’t look as slab-sided as the predecessor. This is mostly due to the sharp creases and well sculpted sheetmetal. The alloys, though, seem to be single-tone units. The India-spec Innova Hycross might get the machine-cut ones. However, the SUVish design would mean that the Hycross could very well lock horns with the likes of Mahindra XUV700 and Tata Safari.
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Innova Zenix Interior and Specs
The only leaked image of the interior shows a rather modern dashboard that features a large touchscreen infotainment unit. It has a cascading design with two-tone colour scheme. Also, there has been a liberal use of metallic accents to ensure a premium ambiance. The instrument binnacle holds a semi-digital setup. A teaser has already revealed the large panoramic sunroof. Other features will include electric front seats, wireless smartphone charger, touch-sensitive zircon controls, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, dual-zone climate control and more. Also, the MPV will be high on practicality with many cup holders and storage spaces strewn across the cabin.
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A major departure from the Crysta will come from the fact that the Innova Hycross aka Zenix won’t have a ladder-frame construction. instead, it will be based on the monocoque TNGA-C modular platform. This will also lead to moving away from RWD format to FWD. All this could even lead to a higher crash protection along with a more spacious cabin. The India-spec MPV will be available with two engine options – petrol and petrol-hybrid. The former will be a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine, while the latter will be a 2.0-litre strong hybrid unit. Transmission options will include both manual and automatic units for the petrol unit. The electric-hybrid version, though, will have only automatic transmission. There won’t be a diesel option.
The Innova Hycross sits on a modular TNGA-C platform as opposed to the iMV ladder frame chassis found in the Innova Crysta. Thus, it moves away from RWD configuration for a more traditional front-wheel drive layout and the cabin is also expected to be more spacious due to the monocoque construction with improved structural rigidity.