Entire Innova Hycross line-up will be automatic only; we can also confirm that it will come with two seat configurations and five variants.
On the eve of the India debut of the all-new Innova Hycross, we’ve come across some fresh details about the MPV’s gearbox options and variant breakup. Sources tell us that the Innova Hycross will not get a manual gearbox option, atleast initially and all variants will come with CVT automatic gearbox only.
- Innova Hycross to get three hybrid variants
- Two lower variants will not get hybrid powertrain
- Will be sold as a seven or an eight seater
Toyota Innova Hycross; Gearbox, variants seating layout
Out of the five variants of the Innova Hycross, the top three are will come with a strong hybrid powertrain. This, as reported by us earlier, is a 2.0-liter engine mated to fifth-gen strong hybrid tech (the M20A FXS). This engine, like most Toyota hybrid units, uses an Atkinson or Miller cycle for greater efficiency. It churns out 152hp and 187Nm of torque coupled to an electric motor for a combined power output of 186hp.
Additionally, The Innova Hycross will also come with a non-hybrid version of the same 1987cc engine (M20A-FKS), which puts out 174hp and 197Nm, and comes mated to a CVT gearbox only. This means, both powertrain options on the Innova Hycross will not come with a manual transmission.
The Innova Hycross will come with five variants and we can confirm that the top three versions will have the strong hybrid powertrain as standard while the lower two will come with the naturally aspirated petrol engine. The entry level petrol variant will be targeted at fleet-only, according to sources.
As far as seating configurations go, Toyota will offer a seven and an eight seat layout on the Innova Hycross. The seven seat configuration will come with two captain’s chairs for the second row with ottoman function while the eight seat layout will have bench seats for the second and third row. Toyota will provide three point seat belts for all passengers, this means the third row will also have three dedicated seat belts for each passenger.
Toyota Innova Hycross: features, fuel economy, launch details
As reported by us earlier, the Innova Hycross will be more or less identical to the Innova Zenix that made its debut earlier in the week in Indonesia. Click here to know about the MPVs expected features, fuel economy and other details.