Toyota Innova Hycross vs Maruti’s Rebadged Version- Differences

Toyota has teased the upcoming Innova Hycross with a video. The hybrid MPV is scheduled to launch in Indonesia before expanding to India and other regions. As a result, the MPV is expected to go on sale in India in January 2023. The Japanese automaker’s Innova Hycross will also have a Maruti Suzuki twin, which will be released in the second half of next year. So, what are the expected details of the new Innova Hycross? Let’s have a look.

1. Bigger Dimensions

The new Innova Hycross will be around 4.7 metres long with a wheelbase of 2,850mm, making it significantly longer than the Innova Crysta. It will retain different seating configurations as well as the roomy cabin that has traditionally been a key selling point for the MPV. Furthermore, as the latest teaser image depicts, the car is slated to gain a completely new front end.

2. New Features

This car is likely to include a panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, a 360-degree parking camera, a digital instrument cluster, an automatic parking brake, linked car technology, and Toyota Safety Suite, among other things.

3. Built on Monocoque Chasis

The new Innova Hycross will use a monocoque chassis rather than the ladder-frame design that has supported all previous Innovas. As a result, the monocoque chassis will provide a more comfortable city ride for the occupants.

4. New Petrol Hybrid Engine Option

The Innova Hycross is likely to include a 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine, as well as electric motors that will power the front wheels via an e-CVT transmission. A conventional petrol-powered version of the Innova Hycross is also scheduled to emerge with a manual transmission.

  • Like the previous badge-swapped offerings from the Toyota-Suzuki global alliance in India, the Maruti Suzuki version of the Innova Hycross is expected to feature a few differences when compared to its Toyota sibling. So, what exactly are they? Let’s check it out-

Toyota Innova Hycross vs Maruti’s Rebadged Version– Design

The Maruti Suzuki Innova Hycross is expected to feature a few design differences from its Toyota sibling. As a result, the Maruti-spec Innova Hycross will have a unique grille and lighting setup, as well as a redesigned front and rear design along with new alloys.

Toyota Innova Hycross vs Maruti’s Rebadged Version– Interiors/ Features

When it comes to the inside, we may expect a different coloured design for the dash, as well as some feature add-ons like Maruti’s iconic heads-up display. Aside from that, it will have the same panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, 360-degree parking camera, digital instrument cluster, automatic parking brake, and connected car technologies as the Toyota Inova Hycross.

Toyota Innova Hycross vs¬†Maruti’s Rebadged Version– Engine Options

Mechanically everything remains to be unchanged as the Maruti spec-version will likewise be available with the same two engine options – a 2.0L petrol and a 2.0L petrol hybrid.

Will the Toyota Innova Crysta be discontinued?

The Innova Crysta will continue to be sold with (petrol engine option) along with the new Hycross variant. By the first half of 2023, Crysta will most likely receive a modest upgrade. The Toyota Innova Crysta starts at Rs. 18.9 lakh and goes all the way up to Rs. 26.86 lakh (ex-showroom).


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