Next gen 2016 Toyota Innova to bully Honda Mobilio; spied

Toyota Innova is almost synonymous to MPV or 7 seater in India since its launch in 2005. Although rivalry is budding, Innova has its own respect among families and cabbies. Facelifts and cosmetic enhancements have been keeping Innova trendy and appealing, however its time for major upgrade.

2016 Toyota Innova spiedNext generation Toyota Innova is spied testing under heavy camouflage. Outline of 2016 Innova is similar to outgoing model, as it is based on same Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicle (IMV) platform of Toyota; which means it will again sit on ladder frame chassis.

Hints from Toyota’s most recent design language, used on other worldwide models as well can be seen on upcoming Innova. Giant front grille with three thick slats fixed horizontally parallel above three thin ones are seen in between trending projector headlamp units.

Probably to compete with sporty appeal of Honda Mobilio’s side fascia, 2016 Toyota Innova bears reshaped third row window (glass) and new alloy wheel design, which also effectively removes reminiscence of older Innova we have seen on roads countless times. In addition, new Innova looks longer, suggesting more room on third row and improved cabin aura.

Under the hood, next gen Innova will most likely use same engines offered in current model, with possible better tune for fuel efficiency and NVH. Let’s see if Toyota offers more tech features and improved overall packaging when new Innova is unveiled sometime next year.

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toyota innova facelift imagesVia – Autocar India