Toyota Indonesia has released a new video of the upcoming Toyota Innova with all its new features introduced in the teaser. The 2016 Innova will come with LED projector headlamps, puddle lights, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Apart from that, the new generation Innova will have a lot more in store for the global market. The car is soon to launch in Indonesia and Thailand.
Toyota Astra Motor has already started the dispatch to the dealerships throughout the Indonesian market. The 2016 Innova is expected to launch in the Indonesian market on 23rd November this year. With just a few days to go for the official launch, the MPV has already started recording bulk bookings. The bookings start at a price that is equivalent to INR 24,000. The car will soon find its way to the Indian market, as Toyota Kirloskar Motor, the Indian subsidiary of Toyota, has marked the first generation Toyota Innova as one of the highest selling MPVs of the country. The 2016 Innova will be the third of Toyota’s new Innovative International Multipurpose Vehicles.
The 2016 Toyota Innova will feature a shark-fin antenna and smart entry technology with a smart-shut trunk. These are features that are new on the second generation Innova. They were absent on the first generation MPV. The safety features have also been upgraded on the top trim Q variant. The Innova will get the standard 3 airbags while the Q variant will get the 7 airbags system. The top trim variant will also get Hill Assist Control, Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, and Vehicle Stability Control.
The 2016 Toyota Innova is creating a lot of unrest in the automobile industry because it is not just a facelift or a slightly remodeled successor of the current Innova. It will be based on a totally different design platform. The headlamps and tail lamps cluster, and the grille and the bumpers will be different, while the cabin space will probably be slightly larger because the 2016 Innova appears longer than the current model.
The new generation will also bring a new diesel engine along with it. The new Innova will get a 2.4 liter GD diesel engine, which will replace the old 2.5 liter diesel engine. The new engine will produce up to 147.9BHP power and up to 400Nm torque. The petrol variant will be the same variable valve timing petrol engine with intelligence.
The diesel variant will also get a new automatic transmission. The 6-speed automatic gearbox will make the diesel variant even more attractive than the standard petrol unit with 6-speed manual transmission. The Indian market is likely to get this new engine and transmission option.
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The new generation MPVs and SUVs are focusing on the safety features and Toyota would not let the 2016 Innova lag behind in this area. The new Innova will feature side and curtain airbags on the higher level variants and have a redesigned ladder frame structure as the standard, for better frontal impact buffering.
At about INR 1,50,000 more than the current Innova, the second generation Toyota Innova is likely to hit the Indian market in 2016, with an expected launch at the 2016 Auto Expo.