2023 Toyota Innova can be FWD with powerful hybrid engine

2021 Toyota Innova Malaysia


The next generation Toyota Innova Krista will undergo a lot of changes compared to the current generation models, including the architecture and the powertrain.

The Toyota Innova Krista is about to undergo a generational transformation, and the experimental mules of the new version have been spotted abroad as well as in India. Codenamed ‘B560’, the next-generation InnovaCrista is expected to overtake the current IMV-2 body-on-frame architecture in favor of the TNGA-B monocoque platform.

The next generation Toyota Innova is expected to be available in front-wheel-drive format, mainly thanks to the Monocoque architecture. Compared to rear-wheel-drive vehicles, FWD vehicles have better overall space management, which makes them more practical for urban environments. In addition, the Japanese car giant has confirmed that it will offer electrified powertrain options in this next generation MPV.

Details about the upcoming new-generation InnovaCrista powerful hybrid powertrain are being rolled out at the moment; We hope to know more next month. In the Indian market, the current Zen model gets two engine options – a 2.7-liter NA petrol mill and a 2.4-liter turbo-diesel motor – with a 5-speed MT and a 6-speed AT integrated transmission choices.

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We’re not sure if the current engine options will be carried forward to the new-gen model, or whether Toyota will launch a new powerplant here. Also, emission regulations around the world continue to be tightened, which could lead Toyota to shut down diesel engines in selected international markets and possibly even in India.

For the design, the new-gen Toyota Innova Krista is expected to be smoother and sharper than the current version. The interior will probably be completely redesigned, and we hope that the MPV will also get lots of extra features. The cabin space in the three rows will be better overall.

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The next generation Toyota Innova Krista is expected to make its global debut later this year, with the possibility of launching in India in early 2023. Innova has no direct competitors in the Indian market, although it could serve as an alternative to Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, and Mahindra XUV700.

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