One of the most popular cars of all time, the Toyota Innova is all set to get a facelift and the company has revealed the first official picture of the new model. Expected to be displayed at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo in February, the next-gen Innova will be launched in India sometime by mid-2016.
Toyota rolled out the Innova in India in 2005 but the car had not received any major facelift ever since. However, the all-new Innova looks a lot more stylish and sportier that than the existing model. Sharper lines on the bonnet and the bumper gives car a more aggressive face. A new grille with two chrome slats, well sculpted bumper with larger air-dam and sweptback projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights can be seen in the tease image.
The new Innova will be offered with a 2.0-litre petrol and an all-new 2.4-litre GD diesel engine in some markets. However, India is likely to get only the 2.4-litre GD diesel engine, delivering 147bhp of power and 360Nm of torque. According to officials, the new diesel engine will be 10 per cent more fuel efficient than the existing one. Reports suggest the Innova might come with an automatic transmission as well.
The new Innova is based on an all-new IMP (International Multi-Purpose Vehicle) platform that is lighter yet stiffer than that of the current generation. The new Toyota Fortuner is also based on the IMP platform.
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