Toyota debuted the updated Innova Zenix in Indonesia and it is now available in India as the Innova Hycross. The third-generation Innova Crysta is a significant improvement over the second-generation model. It adopts a more SUV-like design, a front-wheel drive monocoque TNGA chassis, and a considerably upgraded equipment list, reestablishing its dominance in the class. The Innova is a classic in the Indian automotive industry, and the Hycross is a significant step forward, indicating a new path for Toyota with the car in the foreseeable future.
Since its introduction in 2005, the name Innova has come to represent an MPV-style vehicle. The Crysta got a bit butch with broader lines, but it still resembled an MPV. This new automobile has departed from that aesthetic approach to some significant degree, opting for a straddle style (hence the cross in Hycross).
The enormous Toyota chrome grille with the ‘T’ badge towering firmly in the centre greets you upfront. A robust bumper with metallic accents and full LED headlights are included. The significantly flared wheel arches, black cladding across the bottom half of the profile, and body-coloured door handles are visible in shape.
The ORVMs are body-coloured, and the 18-inch rims have a multi-spoke design. We anticipate that the 16-inch and 17-inch wheels will be significantly distinct in design, while the wheel covering will match the layout of the 16/17-inch wheels. The central part over the registration plate slot gives the back a Toyota familial appearance. In the Indonesian economy, where the Innova is ubiquitous, this is common with other Toyota cars, such as the Cayla and Veloz.
Interiors, Upscale and Beautiful
The interior of the Innova line was always segmented minimally, sufficient to match the price band but nothing more. Toyota has immediately walked up its game with a slew of essential adjustments. The car’s total length and dimensions have been increased by 100mm. The interior has been kitted out in a brown-over-black colour scheme, with plenty of soft-touch luxury plastics throughout all three rows.
The 10.1-inch complimentary display and an archipelago centre console with the gear lever, temperature control interface and ADAS controls predominate the first row. An inductive charging pad is located on the island’s crest. We didn’t have considerable time to investigate the ergonomics, but we can tell you that every component is easily accessible. Our vehicle evaluation will be published on December 6th, and we can give you the lowdown on availability and ease of administration.