After the new model has been expected for some time now the Japanese auto maker finally made the decision to present its 2017 Toyota Innova, which will go into production during 2016 as a 2017 model, making it a refresh of India’s most popular minivan. This time the Innova sports a new sheet metal with extensive updates front and back, while the powertrain will feature two new engine options. The cabin will look much more stylish than in the outgoing model and will come bigger too. We can also expect to see some new safety features as well as new options.
The updated exterior, although it comes across as an evolution of the current design, is actually a far cry from the pedestrian look of the predecessor, blending together fresh new new with the trademark character of this quintessential people carrier.The new Innova also brings a new in-house diesel engine, which will, if the official info proves accurate, sport more power and run more efficiently than the diesel unit in the outgoing model.
Exterior and Interior
The front of the 2017 Toyota Innova has been greatly redesigned offering a narrower hexagonal grille with two instead of three slats flanked by thinner swept-back headlamps including LED daytime running lights. The fenders housing 17-inch wheels are also a distinctly more prominents while the subtler C-pillars and chrome finish on the windows round out the profile.The rear includes reshaped boomerang tailllight as well a remolded bumper.
The redesigned cabin comes with a slight improvement in the volume with more space around the legs and heads than the previous model, with updated materials and restyled dual-toned dashboard including a 7-inch touchscreeb infotainment and wood finish plus Bluetooth and USB connectivity. The higher-priced trims will offer an upgraded infotainment offering web-browsing options and Wi-Fi support. The safety features include 3 air bags at the front as standard, or optional 7 air bags in the more expensive trims.
The upcoming 2017 Toyota Innova will feature a brand new engine options starting with a 2.0-litre VVT-i petrol powered engine and 2.4-litre GD diesel. The engines are accompanied with a very efficient 6-speed manual and automatic transmission, which should yield improved fuel ratings by as much as 10 percent according to official leaks.
2017 Toyota Innova Price and Release Date
The Toyota Innova is set for release in the spring of 2016, but there is a possibility it arrives even earlier than that. Since the previous model came with a price tag of around $27,000, we can expect the upcoming model to cost around the same figure.