Bookings for the new Innova Hycross will start on November 25, although the price will likely be revealed during the next 2023 Auto Expo.
In Indonesia, the brand-new Toyota Innova Hycross, now known as Innova Zenix, made its debut on a global scale. On November 25, there will be an India debut. Toyota has announced that the Innova Hycross will have a hybrid powertrain before it is released. The Toyota Hybrid System, or THS, which is used in other Toyota vehicles including the Urban Cruiser Hyryder.
An additional upgrade for the Innova Hycross is a 2.0-liter petrol engine. Top-spec models will have a hybrid system available, but others trims will only have a regular engine configuration. There’s a good chance the new Toyota Innova Hycross’s diesel option won’t be offered at all.
Hybrid engine used in the Innova Hycross
To cut production costs, the Toyota Hybrid System (THS) for India has undergone extensive localization. THS is already present in the Maruti Grand Vitara and Urban Cruiser Hyryder. However, Hycross will receive a larger 2.0-liter engine as opposed to the 1.5-liter one currently employed by Hyryder and Vitara.
THS has a number of advantages, including smaller size and weight as well as improved fuel efficiency. Driving performance has also increased, and the additional power provided by the electric motor makes acceleration much more linear and responsive. To achieve a lightweight profile and the highest possible fuel efficiency, the size and weight of the electric motors, power control unit, and battery pack have been decreased. Additionally, THS makes sure that interior space are as spacious and useful as feasible while using standard variants.
The new Innova Hycross engine
A 2.0-liter engine from Toyota’s Dynamic Force engine family will power the Hycross. It is used with a number of other worldwide sold Toyota and Lexus cars. At the time of launch, information on power and torque output as well as transmission choices may be made public. Toyota’s Dynamic Force Engine makes use of a variable control system and high-speed combustion technology. Thermal efficiency and output can be improved with less energy lost.
Increased torque distribution over the rpm range is another goal for Toyota’s Dynamic Force Engine. With the ability to guarantee compliance with stricter emission standards, it is also future-proof. Toyota’s Dynamic Force Engine makes use of a number of cutting-edge parts, including the world’s first piston with a laser pit skirt and an intake valve seat covered with lasers.
An innovative front-wheel-drive TNGA modular architecture is one of the other changes for the new Toyota Innova Hycross. The current Innova Crysta, in contrast, has a ladder-frame architecture and a rear-wheel drive arrangement. The in-cabin experience should be improved by the monocoque chassis, which should result in less vibration and better rides.
Toyota Innova Hycross’s first offer price is anticipated to cost about Rs 20 lakh. Hybrid models with the highest specifications may cost around Rs 28 lakh. Deliveries are expected to start in mid-January of the next year.