Toyota is all set to launch a facelifted version of the Innova in time for the festive season.
The new Innova facelift sees styling changes on the exterior and some added features in the cabin as well. Up front, the new Toyota Innova sports a large chrome grille with three horizontal slats, an all-new bumper with a revised design for the air dam, new fog lamps and chrome surrounds for the fog lamp enclosures. The rear receives minor changes in the form of a thick strip of chrome above the number plate, while an extra set of reflectors is incorporated on either side too.
The carmaker is likely to offer the Innova in seven variants – G (7 and 8 seater), GX (7 and 8 seater), VX (7 and 8 seater), and an all-new top-spec Z variant, which will get additions like leather seats and wooden inlays in the interior trim.
On the inside, the Toyota Innova facelift comes with a beige colour scheme and improved fabrics. There is now a new infotainment system which includes a roof-mounted screen. The top variant will also get steering-mounted audio controls.
As for the mechanicals, they will remain unchanged, which means the Toyota Innova facelift will be powered by a 2.5-litre D4D diesel engine that puts out 102bhp and a 2.0-litre VVT petrol engine that puts out 130bhp.
This will be the third update the Toyota Innova has received since its launch in 2005. The first was a mild update to the lights and bumpers in early 2009, and then the current facelifted version, which was launched in 2011.
Toyota is selling the current Innova with a discount of around Rs. 40,000 in Mumbai, and when the facelifted Innova is launched, it is expected to come with a marginal increase in sticker price. An all-new Innova is also on the cards, but won’t launch before 2016.