A “spy” photo of a camouflaged minivan from the Japanese company Toyota has appeared on the Web. It is being tested on public roads. Judging by the appearance of the car, the model in the image could be the next generation Toyota Innova 2023. As expected, the official debut of the minivan will take place in the second half of this year.
While the spy shot doesn’t reveal much of the new car’s appearance due to heavy camouflage, the test mule has all the ingredients of what could be the new Innova (photo: indra_fathan). The model has a typical minivan body layout with a side window in front of the C-pillar, the same doors and fenders, and a vertical tailgate. The wheelbase and width of the mule also seem almost identical. The test prototype car is shod with large dark chrome alloy wheels similar to those found on Lexus models and is equipped with LED taillights.
The current Toyota Innova (Crysta in India) has been on the market since 2016 and clearly needs an update. The current model is based on the IMV platform and is rear wheel drive. It is likely that the new product will be built on the basis of a more modern TNGA-B architecture. The new minivan will debut with hybrid powertrains, which has already been officially confirmed. So, like the next generation Fortuner, the new Innova will have some electrification to meet ever-tightening global emissions regulations.