One of the biggest launches for next year will be the all-new 2016 Toyota Innova. The next generation models of the Toyota Innova and Toyota Fortuner will be based on a new platform called Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), analogous to the highly versatile MQB platform from Volkswagen, which allows increased flexibility in platform sharing across the brand’s range. A prototype of the soon to be popular 7 seat MPV was caught testing in India again.
The exteriors will also undergo a complete redesign, with every panel being all-new. The 2016 Innova will be a pleasing car to gaze at, with the exception of the front end, which might end up getting a little aggressive from whatever the spy pictures tease. The sides will have a weak shoulder line, and mildly flared wheel arches. Overhang at the rear will be longer than the current model, which should hopefully translate into a roomier third row. The rear quarter glass area post the C-pillar has been extended and the thick D-pillar cuts it diagonally. Double layered tail-lamps, an integrated rear spoiler and a deep opening tail gate should round things up.
One can expect an improved cabin design with more premium features and materials. These will include a redesigned dashboard and even a touch-screen centre. The Innova’s USPs like comfort, car-like driveability and space for seven will definitely be retained with the next-generation model, which might continue using the same 2.5 liter, 102PS diesel engine, albeit with more refinement and better NVH levels overall.
Toyota Innova Speculative Render
Spy pics courtesy: Team-BHP