The Toyota Innova will feature a more updated and refreshed look. A New Toyota Innova was spotted going through tests and the changes made to it were quite clearly visible. The Japanese auto giant gave its popular passenger car a major makeover, which includes new grille and new lights. Even the profile of the car looks altered.
The previous upright grill is now set more vertically, so that the bonnet of the car looks less like that of a van. The fenders have new headlights stretched over it, while the chin and fogs look new as well. The rear bumper is again different and according to reports, all the new Innova models could get optional parking sensors.
The car’s main focus is an updated interior. This includes new premium materials, a new stylish instrumental panel and features, which make it look more car like. Another priority for the maker has been on better space utilization, especially the cars third row seats, which Toyota is aiming to make more useable, spacious and comfortable during long journeys.
Though a new engine option is not in the works, the engine seen in the current Toyota, the common rail 2.5l diesel is to be upgraded to deliver more torque and power. From the beginning, Toyota has been reserved when it comes to torque and power ratings that their 2.5 delivers, so increasing the power of the car will not be too difficult as Toyota is already known for their reliability.
What is not yet known is the car’s pricing, whether Toyota would maintain the price or not. So far, the Innova has been able to do well in the market against its competitors, with the Innova facing no credible threat. With no competitors trying to eat its profits, Toyota could easily stretch its margin on the car, when they introduce it in mid-2012.