Due to this Toyota has trademarked a new name in India. Its name is Innova Hycross. It is likely that this is the name that will be used for the new-generation Toyota Innova Hybrid, which is expected to be launched early next year.
Its test mule has been seen during testing on a few occasions. Based on this, the Toyota Innova Hycross will see significant changes in exterior design as well as size. The interiors are also expected to be all-new. Apart from this, a brand new update will be its hybrid petrol engine.
Toyota India has started a new campaign to promote hybrid technology. However, at present, he has only two hybrid cars, which include Toyota Camry and Vellfire. Together they can sell about 100-150 units in a month.
Is Toyota promoting hybrid technology to increase sales of Camry and Vellfire? The “Toyota Hum Hain Hybrid” campaign is promoting the technology for the company’s upcoming cars, one of them being the Hyundai Creta rival SUV and the other being the Innova Hybrid or Innova Hycross.
Considering that hybrid technology is expensive, it is likely that the existing Toyota Innova Crysta petrol and diesel will be on sale along with the new Toyota Innova Hycross. The new Toyota Innova Hycross can be introduced later this year. Its production may start by December 2022.
At the same time, it is believed that it can be launched in the market by January 2023. In the test mule, the new Toyota Innova Hycross Hybrid has the same size as the existing Toyota Innova Crysta. Some design elements are also similar, such as the Innova style glasshouse with quarter windows facing the C-pillar.
Toyota will offer the 2023 Innova with a choice of petrol and petrol hybrid powertrains. The Toyota Innova Hycross may not get a diesel engine option. The current Toyota Innova comes with either a 2.4-litre diesel engine or a 2.7-litre petrol engine.
The new Innova Hycross Hybrid is likely to get the same petrol hybrid engine that will be seen on the upcoming Maruti-Toyota SUV. It could be a 1.5-litre petrol turbo unit with self-charging hybrid technology. As the launch nears, some new information will be revealed about it.