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2016 Toyota Innova on-road price not to exceed INR 22 lakhs; Lexus coming soon

Toyota Innova

2016 Toyota Innova with a radical makeover is inching closer to world premiere. With upmarket features and enhanced standard safety equipment, price of the new family MPV is set to move northwards.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s product plans till 2020 have come to a light and as per new intel, production of current gen Innova, barring the commercial sector-spec GX variant, would be ceased in three months’ time to make way for upcoming model. The base model would continue to be produced for roughly another year.

Toyota Innova

Current gen Innova, barring taxi-spec GX variant, will hang up its boots in three months.

TKM’s new found focus on safety means, 2016 Toyota Innova will be packed up to the brim with standard safety features like ABS and airbags. New design inside out, next gen IMV platform, downsized yet more powerful 2.4-litre diesel motor, and new 6-speed manual and automatic gearboxes would inflate the MPV’s ex-showroom price tag by INR 1-1.5 lakhs. That said, on-road price for the fully loaded variant is not expected to exceed INR 22 lakhs.

During first year of sale, new Innova will can only be registered as a private vehicle. This marks a clear upshift in market positioning.

2015 Lexus NX 200t F SPORT

Lexus brand is expected to make its Indian debut later this year (image of NX200t is used for representative purpose only).

Toyota is also reportedly working on introducing the Lexus brand in India later this year. Next year would see Toyota Vios (Honda City rival) and Rush (Ford EcoSport rival) being launched in India. Between Lexus and Toyota, a total of 30 products are expected to be in pipeline for India till 2020.

By January 2016, all TKM models would come with ABS as standard fitment. The future roadmap doesn’t appear to have a provision for a facelifted Etios Cross.

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Pearl Daniels

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Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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