It seems there isn’t a day where news about the 2023 Toyota Innova doesn’t show up. And yet, here we are, finally hitting the climax of all of these. That’s because the next-generation Innova has just been leaked ahead of its November 21 global launch in Indonesia, and oh boy are we liking what we’re seeing.
These sets of photos come courtesy of two Instagram accounts: turbocars_007 for the exterior photos and autojournal_india for the interior photos. As confirmed by the teasers, the 2023 Toyota Innova comes with a hexagonal grille that’s flanked by LED headlights. That grille features lower air intakes where the LED daytime running lights are located. The upright front end features quite a resemblance to the Toyota Corolla Cross.
None of these is surprising because it is now riding on a car-based unibody platform–specifically, the more sophisticated Toyota New Global Architecture for compact cars (TNGA-C) that underpins the said crossover along with a number of Lexus models.
The sides of the new Innova feature character lines that give this MPV a sleeker appearance along with a “Hybrid” badge that suggests it’s powered by the Toyota Hybrid System. The presence of minimal body cladding has also given the Innova a stronger crossover SUV design than before. Wheel sizes also seem to be much larger than the outgoing truck-based Innova, though this might be due to the fact that it has less wheel gap now that it’s riding on the TNGA-C platform.
Inside, the 2023 Toyota Innova is also leveling up in terms of build quality and materials. There’s a much more prevalent use of soft-touch materials, while the multi-layered dash provides room for a large infotainment system of a yet-to-be-announced size, as well as an electronic parking brake and the same multi-information display found in other TNGA cars like the Corolla Altis, Corolla Cross, and Camry.
Lastly, as confirmed by yesterday’s teaser, the next-generation Innova will also come with a panoramic sunroof. This will most likely be exclusive to the top-of-the-line variant, however.
The steering wheel buttons also confirm that the next-generation Innova will be equipped with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS). There are buttons for the Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) and distance adjustment for the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC). This will most likely be complemented by the Pre-Collision System (PCS), Automatic High Beam (AHB), among other TSS features.
Since the interior shots showcase a rev counter, the model we’re seeing is most likely the non-hybrid model, and it’s rumored to be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine. The hybrid is already confirmed at this point, and it’s also rumored to be a more powerful 2.0-liter Toyota Hybrid System as opposed to the 1.8-liter ones from the Corolla Cross and Corolla Altis. Power in this case is 192 horses and is mated to an e-CVT, if this will indeed be true.
The 2023 Toyota Innova will finally make its debut on November 21, so be sure to stick to Go Flat Out PH to be updated on the Japanese automaker’s highly-anticipated MPV.