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2023 Toyota Innova Zenix teases its front grille, FWD TNGA platform and hybrid rumoured

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It’s gonna be a busy week for renderers especially in Indonesia as Toyota Indonesia dropped the first teaser of the highly anticipated all-new third-generation on its website and social media platforms.

Described as “the next prestigious crossover”, the post shows the next-gen Innova’s front end, especially the grille and headlights. We tried to bump up the brightness with a little bit of Photoshop magic and as seen in the cover photo, it is a modern-looking crossover.

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Toyota Highlander shown below

The trapezoidal front grille is reminiscent of Toyota’s other crossovers and SUVs like the and the Highlander. Speaking of the Corolla Cross, the next-gen Innova is reportedly built on the same TNGA-C platform as the popular crossover.

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TNGA-C platform as shown in the Corolla Cross

Just like its younger brother, the , the all-new Innova could say goodbye to the current rear-wheel-drive (RWD) layout for the more conventional front-wheel-drive (FWD). That would free up some room for space and practicality as Indonesia’s national car goes global.

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2.0-litre Dynamic Force hybrid engine as shown in the EU-spec Corolla Cross

Besides a new platform, the third-gen Innova could also feature two 2.0-litre Dynamic Force engines – a petrol unit and a hybrid unit. Both engines are said to only be paired to a CVT automatic which replaces the 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions of the outgoing Innova.

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Further (rumoured) enhancements of the all-new Innova include an electric parking brake (EPB) as standard while a panoramic sunroof, a floating-style 10-inch infotainment head unit and the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) ADAS suite are among the features available on higher variants.

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Innova Zenix trademarked in Malaysia (above) and Innova Hycross trademarked in India (below)

This sees the Toyota Innova receiving a complete overhaul compared to its predecessor and with that also comes a rumour that it might get a new name too. Toyota has trademarked the Innova Zenix name in a few countries in Southeast Asia including Malaysia while the Innova Hycross was trademarked in India.

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All these enhancements would elevate the Innova into the upmarket segment even in price. Indonesian media have reported that the all-new Innova would be priced between IDR 410 million to IDR 620 million (~RM 125k-189k) with the highest variant being pricier than the Toyota Voxy.

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