Alleged all-new 2023 Toyota Innova Hybrid spotted 

Updated Nov 09, 2022 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

Feels more streamlined don’t you think? 

We’ve reported before that the next-generation Toyota Innova might be getting a hybrid powertrain. Teasers were also released, and reports are stating that it will be debuting this November. 

A picture of the Toyota Innova Hybrid

A spy shot of the upcoming Innova Hybrid (HyCross) [Photo: Kompas Otomotif]

Recently though, spy shots of what could be the 2023 Toyota Innova HyCross have emerged online. These were taken by an Indonesian news outlet by the name of Kompas Otomotif, and it shows the front end of the said vehicle. 

Based on what can be seen in the photo, the hybrid Innova retains a hexagonal grille. It is however, a bit more upright, more compact, and it gets a new grille mesh pattern. It is also flanked by a pair of sharp-looking headlamps that appears to be LEDs. 

Down below is a totally new design element in the form of a black vent on either side of the MPV. We aren’t sure yet if these are real vents, but these are linked together by a black-colored trim piece stretching over the width of the vehicle.  

Not much can be gleaned from the side of the vehicle, but it comes with a set of prominent wheel arches. The roof also looks more seamless compared to the currently available diesel-powered Toyota Innova.  

A teaser for the Toyota Innova Hybrid (HyCross)

One of the Innova HyCross teasers

As per our previous reports, it is probable that the upcoming Toyota Innova HyCross is getting a hybrid powertrain. For now, there are no specifics on this, but it is speculated that it might be getting the same hybrid systems that are already present on the Toyota Corolla Altis and the Toyota Corolla Cross hybrids.  

Going by what those two already have, it’s possible that this new version of the well-known MPV may come with a 1.8-liter or 2.0-liter mill paired with an electric motor and battery. Take this bit with a grain of salt though.  

We are fairly certain that the upcoming Innova is likely to get a bump up in terms of tech. We’re talking about the addition of the Toyota Sensing driver assist safety suite.  

Are you excited for the upcoming Toyota Innova HyCross? For more car news, keep it here on Philkotse.  

Know more about Toyota Innova 2023

Toyota Innova

The Toyota Innova is one of the best-sellers from the leading automotive brand in the country, Toyota Motor Philippines. It is a compact MPV that can accommodate seven occupants while other variants have a seating capacity of eight. The Toyota Innova's prices in the Philippines ranges from PHP 1,191,000 to PHP 1,764,000. It has six variants in the market starting with the Innova J, up to the top-spec Innova V.

For the Philippine market, the Toyota Innova 2023 has only one engine option. It uses a 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine capable of producing up to 171 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque. Depending on the variant, uses uses a five-speed manual gearbox, or a six-speed transmission. Size-wise, this Toyota-made MPV is 4,735mm long, 1,830mm wide, and 1,795mm in height.It also has a wheelbase length of 2,750mm, and a ground clearance of 178mm.

The Toyota Innova's competitors in the local market includes the Mitsubishi Xpander, Suzuki Ertiga, GAC GN6, and the Maxus G50. 

₱ 1,191,000 - ₱ 1,764,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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