As per a report from Gaadiwaadi, Toyota will introduce the Innova Touring Sport mild hybrid version in September 2017 along with other changes for the Innova Touring Sport and the Fortuner SUV.
Among the changes are the LED fog lamps instead of the regular halogen lamps which will be available in the Z AT variant. Also, the 6-speed automatic gearbox variants will receive idle start and stop technology (mild hybrid).
As for the manual gearbox VX variant, the Innova Touring Sport will be offered with a 6-speed gearbox instead of the current 5-speed manual gearbox. Additionally, it will get the mild hybrid system with Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Hill Assistance Control and Intelligent Manual Gearbox.
There are reports that the Innova Crysta will also receive new features from September 2017 to position the MPV better compared to new competition from rivals like the Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson and the Tata Hexa.
The Innova Crysta manual and automatic Z variants, as well as the VX MT, will get LED fog lamps. The VX MT variant of the Innova Crysta will receive navigation instead of the audio unit.
As for the GX AT and MT variant of the Innova Crysta, it will get features such as driver seat height adjustment, door ajar warning with each door display, rear cup holder and rear armrest in the eight seater version. The base manual G variants will be equipped with rear seat air conditioning system.
With growing competition in the Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh range, Toyota is looking to equip the Innova MPV with better features and beat the competition in the India market.