Here is another spyshot of the next generation 2016 Toyota Innova testing in India. The second generation of the popular people-mover is expected to go on sale in the country come 2016, and the company has already started testing the MPV on our roads.
Based on an all-new platform, the new Innova will continue to use a ladder-frame setup instead of a monocoque. Though the profile of the car is unmistakable for anything but an Innova, the styling is expected to be in tune with Toyota's current design language. The test mule appears visibly longer than the current Innova, suggesting that there would be more room inside than the current model.
Powering the new Innova will be Toyota's new family of diesel engines. The powertrains are expected to offer better efficiency than today's engines, and the NVH package would be improved as well. An automatic gearbox for the diesel engine is also under consideration, Indian Autos Blog has come to know.
The Innova is Toyota Kirloskar Motor's best selling car with average monthly sales accounting for 4,600 units (January-June 2014 period). The new model is expected to build on this success.
Competitors: Honda Mobilio, Nissan Evalia, Chevrolet Enjoy
Expected Price: INR 9 - 15 lakhs, ex-Showroom
[Spy image from Autocar India]