Latest reports are suggesting that the 2019 Toyota Innova is about to come with a fine number of changes. Designed primarily for India and other Asian markets, this small MPV has been around for about 15 years. So far, we have seen two generations of it. While the original model was designed in a manner that is common for developing markets, the current generation raises the pole much higher and features pretty high overall quality. It is present since 2015 and it is definitely part with MPVs from other markets, both in terms of quality and technologies.
Still, it looks like the company plans to make it even better. According to fresh rumors, we are about to see a subtle update soon. Exact details about the update are still a secret, though we could presume that the focus will be on visual appearance. Expect a fine amount of styling changes.
On the other side, interior design will probably continue without bigger changes, except new color schemes and more standard equipment. Finally, the engine department and complete mechanics will definitely remain completely unchanged.
2019 Toyota Innova Design and Potential Changes
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2019 Toyota Innova will definitely remain the same. This model is present for three years only, way too young for core changes. Mechanics, dimensions and overall shape are definitely about to remain the same.
On the other side, we can expect to see several interesting styling changes. This update will primarily be a facelift and as its name says, it will bring changes primarily to the front end. The current model comes with the look that sticks more to the design language that the company uses for SUVs and trucks. You can find a lot of similarities with the models like, for example, Hilux.
We can presume that Toyota has something little different in mind this time. We count on something more stylish, something that puts elegance over rugged nature. Therefore, expect to see influences from Toyota’s global design language, from models like Corolla or RAV4, maybe even North American large minivan Sienna. Anyway, the areas that should suffer are grille and bumper, while headlights are probably about to keep the familiar shape.
Rest of the 2019 Toyota Innova is about to keep the familiar shape, though it won’t be a surprise to see some rework on the rear end as well, on areas like tailgate, taillights, exhaust pipes etc. Finally, count on new color options in the offer.
2019 Toyota Innova Interior
On the other side, we don’t expect too many changes when it comes to the 2019 Toyota Innova interior. The current generation is pretty young, considering the previous production cycle. Also, it really looks good. In the past, interiors were the first things to be sacrificed, when it comes to models that are designed for developing markets. This model definitely doesn’t show this side. Moreover, its cabin looks pretty upscale. You can find lots of quality materials on the dashboard, which also features quite an attractive shape. Rest of the cabin is great as well. Seats are very supportive, while generous legroom will definitely make your trips more comfortable. Even the cargo area features pretty respectable volume.
2019 Toyota Innova Features
As we already mentioned, this model is designed for developing markets. Still, a list of standard equipment is pretty long. It differs from market to market but you can count on quite similar lists, overall. Base 2019 Toyota Innova versions will come with a 7-inch touchscreen, while a bigger 8-inch is available in higher trims. You can also count on things like automatic climate control, cooled glove box, 6-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, USB and much more. You can even get safety features like emergency brake signal, stability control, hill-start assist etc.
2019 Toyota Innova Engines
There are four engines available in this MPV in total. Still, keep in mind that the offer is different from market to market, so some of them may not be in the offer in specific countries. Anyway, there are two gasoline and two diesel units available.
When it comes to gasoline engines, the offer starts with Toyota’s well-known 2.0-liter atmospheric four-cylinder unit, which delivers around 140 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque. A more powerful alternative is a large 2.7-liter inline-four, which features a max output of 162 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque.
On the other side, diesel offer starts with a 2.4-liter turbo inline-four, which is good for about 150 horses and 250 pound-feet of torque. Things are getting even better if you choose a larger 2.8-liter unit with 177 hp and 276 lb-ft of torque.
Also, you have a choice between manual and automatic transmission.
2019 Toyota Innova Release Date and Price
The 2019 Toyota Innova should arrive in the next few months. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect bigger changes compared to the current model. It differs depending on the market. For example, Indian models start at around 20.000 dollars.