2016 Toyota Innova is just few days away from its keenly-awaited launch in India. Though, an e-brochure of the new MPV has surfaced on the web, revealing the variants and features. In addition, the leaked brochure also confirms the engine options for the India-bound model. The majority of the reports claim that 2016 Innova would be launched on May 3, while a couple of reports suggest that it would be officially introduced on May 5, with deliveries commencing from May 13.
Coming to leaked e-brochure, it states that 2016 Toyota Innova would be offered in three grades: GX, VX and ZX. The complete list of standard as well as optional equipments is not out yet, but we expect the range-topping variants to come with Smart entry system with Start/Stop button, Electric tailgate, Airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA), Automatic climate control, 7-inch audio system with navigation, Powered driver’s seat, Front seat with easy slide from rear, and 1-touch tumble for 2nd row seats and third row seats as standard features. Several Toyota dealers have started taking bookings for the MPV at a token amount of Rs. 51,000.
Mechanically - as evident from the brochure - the new-generation Innova would be introduced in diesel fuel trim only.The updated MPV would be available with two diesel engines: 2.4L GD engine and 2.8L GD engine. The former would develop 147bhp of top power and 343Nm of peak torque, while the latter would churn out 175bhp of maximum power and 360Nm of highest torque. There would a 5-speed manual transmission on offer as standard, while a 6-speed automatic gearbox would also be available as option with the GX and ZX grades. The leaked e-brochure suggests that there wouldn't be a petrol variant at the time of launch. However, it seems quite unlikely as if the Japanese automaker doesn't offer petrol variants, then it wouldn't be able to sell the MPV in Delhi due to Supreme Court's ban on diesel vehicles carrying engines over 2000cc. Both the diesel engines of the new Innova exceed the 2000cc limit, and hence the introduction of petrol variants is a must for the company to sell the Innova in Delhi.
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