The Toyota Innova Hycross Hybrid offers SUV-like looks, impressive features, and a spacious design. With its efficient performance, comfortable driving experience, and abundant space, it proves to be an excellent choice for families.
Appealing Design and Size
The SUV-like looks of the Innova Hycross make it a visually appealing car. Its size is particularly noteworthy, with the car being so huge that even the 18-inch wheels appear small in comparison.
Driving Experience and Performance
The new Innova Hycross brings significant changes compared to its predecessor, the Innova Crysta. It features front-wheel drive and does away with diesel and manual options. Weighing 200 kgs lighter than the Crysta, the Hycross provides a completely new driving experience.
Premium Features and Comfort
The front end of the Innova Hycross resembles an SUV, contributing to its premium appeal. The interior has undergone substantial improvements, enhancing convenience and comfort. The cabin feels plush, with the addition of soft-touch materials and ample soft-touch leather. The dash-mounted gear lever has been better positioned for improved usability.
The Innova Hycross comes with a range of features that enhance the driving experience. Noteworthy additions include seat ventilation, auto parking brake, panoramic sunroof, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System), and memory function for the driver’s seat. The presence of a 360-degree camera and Vellfire-like features such as seat adjustment and electronic footrest further elevate its appeal.
Spacious and Comfortable
The middle row of the Innova Hycross, equipped with captain seats, offers generous legroom and a sense of space. Toyota has incorporated additional features, including rear climate control, sunblinds, and a foldable tray with cup holders, making it an ideal chauffeur-driven car. Even the third row provides ample space and individual headrests for passenger comfort.
Efficient Performance and Mileage
The Innova Hycross generates a total power of 184 bhp. In eco mode, it often operates in EV (electric vehicle) mode during low-speed traffic, resulting in a seamless and silent electric driving experience. The car achieves a city mileage of 16 kmpl under mixed driving conditions, while highway cruising delivers 18 kmpl. Sedate driving can yield even better mileage.
Smooth and Comfortable Daily Driving
The petrol engine in the Innova Hycross offers a smooth and linear acceleration, complemented by easy maneuvering thanks to its electric steering. Despite its large size, the car’s turning circle and ease of use are surprising, making it a comfortable choice for daily commuting. Switching to power mode can provide optimal engine performance, although it may get slightly noisy under hard acceleration.
Premium Feel and Handling
While the Innova Hycross may lack the diesel torque found in its counterpart, the Crysta, it compensates with smoother operation and a more refined driving experience. Driving in standard mode with a relaxed right foot ensures minimal noise and excellent NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) levels. Although it may not be as rugged as the Crysta, the Hycross offers better handling, reduced body roll, and a premium car-like feel
The top-end Hycross variant is priced at around Rs 30 lakh, reflecting its positioning as a premium offering. Despite the cost, the Hycross has proven to be a popular choice, evident from its long waiting list.
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