Hideki Mizuma, Chief Engineer, Innova, Toyota, Masakazu Yoshimura, Managing Director & CEO, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Vikram Kirloskar, Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Tadashi Asazuma, Executive Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor all at the unveiling – Mumbai New Innova Highcross self-charging hybrid electric vehicle in India.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) on Friday unveiled the Innova HighCross, a self-charging robust hybrid electric vehicle (SHEV) that offers green fuel option to its customers.
Based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), the Innova Highcross TNGA comes with a 2.0L 4-cylinder gasoline engine.
It comes in a monocoque frame with an e-drive sequential shift, which delivers a maximum power output of 137 kW (186 PS), provides faster acceleration and best in segment fuel economy, said a top company official. is the best.
The vehicle comes with the option of a TNGA 2.0 liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine that outputs 128 kW (174 PS). Since 2005, when the Innova was first introduced, it has sold over 1 million units and is the market leader in its segment.
BP Venugopal, Vice President, TKM said in an interview, “The main objective of coming up with this self-charging hybrid electric vehicle is the responsibility of our organization towards the society and in the journey of carbon neutrality.”
“It is also part of our commitment to make a green car from a green factory. We are making a sincere effort to live in harmony with nature,” he emphasised.
“The Innova Hycross is capable of running 40% of the distance and 60% of the time in electric (EV) or zero-emission mode,” he added.
He added that depending on the driving conditions one can get better fuel efficiency of 35% to 50%. This vehicle will give a mileage of 21.1 km per liter of petrol.
Designed for family needs, the vehicle will be introduced in mid-January 2023 and pricing is yet to be announced. It is targeted at families, business families, celebrities and millennials looking for a weekend drive.
It features a strong and sturdy design with ample space of an MPV and “the proportions and poise of an SUV”.
The company, which has stopped accepting new orders for the diesel Innova Crysta, will continue to sell the model.
“The temporary stoppage of Innova Diesel was due to limited supply situation. For now, our focus will be on the Innova Highcross, however, we will launch again when the time is right [taking orders for] Innova Diesel,” Mr Venugopal said.
“We will have multiple power train options to suit the requirement of our various customers,” he added.