Toyota Rejects Rumors of Innova Hycross – There are many reports that Toyota is preparing the Innova with hybrid electrification. This news emerged from India, after the leak of a new patent with the Innova Hycross brand. How did PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) respond?
“Haven’t seen what the model looks like, how do you want to comment on it,” said Bob Azam. He was the Director for Administration, Corporate & External Affairs, Technical Government Affairs of PT TMMIN some time ago, as reported by oto.detik.
Toyota Rejects Rumors of Innova Hycross
Citing rushlane, Wednesday (27/5/2022), the news of Innova Hycross emerged after registering a new trademark in India. Many suspect that this name will be used by Toyota for the new generation of Innova. Reportedly, Toyota is planning a launch in early 2023.
Several times the latest 7-seater MPV was caught in a road test in India. From the spy shots circulating, the dimensions are still the same as the Innova Crysta that Toyota sells in the country of Bollywood.
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Rushlane also mentioned that the Toyota Innova Hybrid 2023 will use bigger wheels and LED tail lights. The current Innova model borrows the Fortuner and Hilux body-on-frame chassis. However, the next generation Innova Hycross is said to have received the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform. This is the platform that Toyota has so far used for their hybrid cars.
Hybrid cars are one of Toyota’s ways to combat emissions in Indonesia. This manufacturer has set up production facilities for hybrid cars. Bob explained that the Toyota factory in Karawang already has a special branch line or subline for hybrid cars. The changes are not many, it is still integrated with the mainline with products already sold in Indonesia.
Although it has been confirmed that it will produce hybrids in Indonesia. Bob has not specified the exact model of the vehicle that will be made at the Karawang factory. Currently, a number of Toyota models that have been stung by electrification in Indonesia are the Camry, Alphard, Camry, Corolla Altis, Corolla Cross, and Prius.
But some time ago, the Minister of Industry, Agus Gumiwang, mentioned that the first localized hybrid car was the Kijang Innova.