Toyota will give its new Innova Hycross to Maruti Suzuki as part of the ongoing model-sharing partnership between Toyota-Suzuki. Maruti Suzuki will launch it with its nameplate, but some changes will be made before that. Maruti’s Hycross model has also been seen during testing on Indian roads. Now it is being said in the media reports that the new Maruti MPV based on Hycross can be introduced by August 2023. The new Maruti premium MPV will be sold through the Nexa dealership network. The company’s Ertiga and XL6 are already present in the affordable MPV space, while Maruti Suzuki will make its way into the premium MPV segment with the new Hycross -based MPV.
The new Innova Hycross is based on the monocoque TNGA-C platform with a front-wheel-drive layout. It is equipped with many segment-leading features, which will also be found in the new MPV of Maruti Suzuki based on it. The MPV includes features like a dual pan panoramic sunroof, ventilated and powered front seats, dual-zone climate control, powered second-row seats with ottoman function, and a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected car tech and a 360-degree camera. All these features will also be in Maruti Suzuki MPV.
It will be the first Maruti Suzuki car with ADAS technology features like automatic emergency braking and lane assist. It will also get vehicle stability control, six airbags, and front and rear parking sensors. Its price is expected to be more than 20 lakhs. The new MPV will directly compete with cars like Kia Carnival and Innova Hycross. This could also affect the sales of 7-seater SUVs, including Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari, and Mahindra XUV700.