Upcoming Toyota Cars in India in 2020-21
Toyota Kirloskar Motor is one of the leading manufacturers in the whole world, with a respectable market share and huge popularity across the masses. In India, while it may not be the leading carmaker, it sure has the most reliability and durability factors attached to it.
Talking about leading carmakers, it’s no secret that Toyota has now entered a joint venture with Maruti Suzuki, a result of which we’ve already witnessed in the past, being the Toyota Glanza – a rebadged version of the Baleno – and now the recently-launched Urban Cruise – another rebadged model from Maruti Suzuki, this time based on the Vitara Brezza.
While there are many more models from Toyota to come to be a rebadged version of Maruti Suzuki models, the brand itself is gearing up to introduce an update to its original models in the time to come.
So, here’s a list we’ve prepared to aware you of the Toyota cars models that are coming by the end of this year, or in next year. Here goes.
1. Toyota Innova Crysta Facelift
The Toyota Innova, in the Crysta avatar, has been around since 2016. Although it still feels like a fairly new model, the Innova Crysta is now due for a facelift update. Toyota knows that and is gearing up to introduce the updated version by the end of this year. It has, however, introduced the same in the Indonesian market, and we can tell that this would be the car to make it to the Indian market. If the Indonesian model is anything to go by, expect the new Innova Crysta to wear new bumpers, new alloy wheels, and a new grille. The overall shape of the MPV would remain to be the same. Mechanically, too, expect the updated version to be powered by the same engines as the BS-VI version.
2. Toyota Fortuner Facelift
The Fortuner was just updated to meet the said emission norms. In all honesty, the Toyota Fortuner was expected to get a mid-cycle facelift along with a BS-VI approved version of the 2.8-litre diesel engine, which was postponed in light of the ongoing pandemic. Toyota will, however, launch the facelift Fortuner very soon, giving its full-size SUV a new lease of life. Moreover, it would be much better equipped than the current version of the Fortuner, which already falls short in terms of equipment in comparison to the Ford Endeavour, and now the MG Gloster. Expect it to arrive with the same engines around the first quarter of 2021.
3. Toyota Yaris Black Limited Edition
The Yaris has been one of the slowest-selling models in the mid-size sedan space. Therefore, to boost the sales, Toyota is all set to introduce the Black Limited Edition Yaris in the coming months. Toyota has given us a sneak peek of what the Black Limited Edition of the Yaris will look like, and it sure looks rather compelling, especially compared to the standard model. It gets a new all-black paint shade, new chrome garnishes on the edges of the headlamps and taillamps, and new dual-tone alloy wheels. There is no news as to whether Toyota will be upgrading the equipment list on the Yaris. Mechanically, it will still be powered by the same 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, naturally-aspirated petrol engine, which makes 106bhp of maximum power and 140Nm of peak torque.
4. Toyota Yaris Cross
In India, the Yaris range only constitutes of the mid-size sedan. However, in the international markets, Toyota also sells the Yaris hatchback and Yaris Cross, which, as its name implies, is a compact crossover. This would be Toyota’s entrant in the mid-size sedan space. Therefore, it would sit on top of the Urban Cruiser in the brand’s product portfolio for the Indian market. It would be powered by the same petrol engine as the Yaris, but now with a combination of hybrid power. There’s also expected to be all-wheel-drive configuration to be available as an option on the higher-spec variants. Moreover, it might borrow the diesel engine from the Innova Crysta facelift, which is a 2.4-litre unit churning out 147bhp and 360Nm of torque. While there’s no official confirmation regarding this matter, we expect Toyota to unveil the India-spec model by the middle of next year.Also, grab the latest info on the upcoming cars, only at autoX.