Toyota has received a lot of success with their brand Innova , the car has been segment leader when it comes to MPV vehicles in India and its new iteration would receive a similar reception it seems. The new Innova would be very much different from the current gen , with the manufacturer moving into a new direction with the car. With changes like a monocoque chassis as well as a front wheel drive drive train the car would possibly be more to the taste of the Indians.
New Platform For The Innova
Toyota has chosen a platform for the new Innova that already has brought them profound praises the TNGA –C platform the underpinnings of the acclaimed Toyota Corolla. The new Innova can possibly share a lot of its dynamics with that of the 670B sold in Japan only. The idea behind the new Innova seems to be to make it more modern more easy to produce by stashing front wheel drive system in the car . The car would be re-designed to help the cabin gain more space on the inside.
New Hybrid System
The advantages of a Monocoque chassis for an MPV would be, the car would get lighter by around 170kg without the heavy ladder frame. It will get more space efficient on the inside, as the ladder frame normally eats up vital space near the floor, and then with less weight to push around, you can expect superior performance and efficiency. The car is likely to be powered by a 2.0 hybrid, and possibly a localized version of the updated THS II (Toyota Hybrid System II), it could deliver lower running costs than a diesel. This new hybrid system is lighter, more efficient and comes with a twin-motor set-up, reconfigured to deliver both, high levels of efficiency as well as an increase in ‘step-off’ torque. So the new Innova even while being a MPV wouldn’t possibly burn a hole in your pocket.
GA-CMPV’s have sliding doors , but it seems Toyota would only bring the conventional hatches for the Indian market. Just like all other modern Mpv’s all the interior would be up to date without any lags behind This includes connected tech, cooled seats, wireless charging, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and even captain’s seats with an ottoman function whit a feature to rest your feat while reclining. The car would probably be launched right around Diwali.
Toyota has planned the car for a different consumer base now then before , the brand wants the car to be a high selling product hence it also might be able to slash the prices with its new and easy to produce layout. The brand wants to sell the car into the market as a family vehicle rather than a fleet vehicle.