Long-awaited 2016 Toyota Innova teased officially ahead of global debut on 23rd this month, India launch expected in 2016
Speculated to make the global premiere at the 2015 Jakarta Auto Show scheduled for late November, the latest images of the 2016 Toyota Innova uncover the front-end that stands in line with the design language appeared in its leaked brochure earlier this year.
Toyota’s Indonesian twitter handle tweeted the front fascia of the car yesterday as the next generation MPV receives an all-new dual-slat chrome grille, sweptback headlights, integrated LED daytime running lights, fresh-looking fog lamps and bumper with wider air-dams. The rear-end is also a radical departure from the outgoing model and snubs the vertically stacked tail lamps for horizontal units.
With the launch of the 2016 Innova, Toyota will be completing a full-cycle of introducing its IMV (Innovative International Multipurpose Vehicle) product line-up – first was Hilux pickup early in the year followed by the new Fortuner in July.
Like those models, the 2016 Innova will be built on a new ladder-frame chassis redesigned for better overall safety. Under the bonnet, a brand new ‘GD’ series diesel engine powers the five-door MPV. Paired to manual and automatic transmissions, Toyota will continue to offer its 2.0-litre and 2.7-litre VVT-i petrol engines for selected Middle Eastern and Asian markets.
The Japanese manufacturer will offer its latest 2.4-liter GD four-cylinder diesel engine with VNT Intercooler developing 149 PS at 3,400 rpm and 36.7 kgm of torque on the AT version as well as 34.9 kgm of torque on the MT variant.
The petrol engine is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder with Dual VVT-i producing 139 PS at 5,600 rpm and 18.7 kgm of torque at 4,700 rpm. Both engine variants get an option 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Starting from the entry-level ‘G’, mid variant ‘V’ and top-end ‘Q’, Toyota has equipped them with ABS, EBD and three airbags (dual front and driver knee) as standard for the Indonesian market.
Expected to make its Indian debut at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, the second generation Innova MPV is likely to be rolled out of production lines from Toyota’s Karnataka plant.