Toyota Innova Hycross: Review & Pictures


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Toyota Innova Hycross: Review & Pictures

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Toyota Innova Hycross Review Synopsis:
  • Toyota Innova Hycross launched in India on 25th November 2022. It is available in six variants (GX, GXO, VX, VXO, ZX, ZXO) at a starting price of ₹19,77,000.
  • This is the third-generation of the renowned Toyota Innova with significant changes inside out. It is available with Petrol as well as Petrol-Hybrid engine options.
  • Some of the main highlights of Hycross include a muscular design, spacious and comfortable interiors, outstanding fuel efficiency and proven long-term reliability.
  • Petrol engine produces 173 BHP and 209 Nm torque. Figures for the Hybrid are 184 BHP and 188 Nm. ARAI-claimed fuel economy is 16.13 Kmpl and 23.24 Kmpl, respectively.
  • Toyota Hycross comes with 3-years / 1,00,000 Kms warranty and an optional extended warranty of 5-years / 2,20,000 Kms. There’s also 8-years / 1,60,000 Kms warranty on Hybrid battery.
 
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Toyota Innova Hycross: Introduction

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There are only a handful of car models in a picky market like India that have remained in a successive production and went on to establish themselves as an independent brand. Toyota Innova is unquestionably one of them. It has earned a repute of being a no-nonsense people mover for private and commercial segments alike regardless of the incessant price-hikes that have come through. Goes to show that customers wouldn’t hesitate to bet if the product is reliable and has its basics right. Toyota Innova was first introduced in India back in 2005 and it has received numerous makeovers since then. However, with each upgrade, the nation’s favorite MPV has matured to the next level. Known as Innova Hycross, this third-generation is a significant evolution over its previous iterations featuring a long list of welcome updates. The most important difference is that the Toyota Innova is no longer a ladder-on-frame, rear-wheel-drive vehicle. Hycross is built on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), which is a unibody, front-wheel-drive platform. Yet another major inclusion is the self-charging Hybrid powertrain. Since the Hycross comes only with Petrol and Hybrid engine options, Toyota has cleverly decided to sell the previous-generation Innova Crysta in Diesel version alongside. However, a more-than-ever expensive price-tag and lack of Diesel engine hasn’t proved to be a hurdle in making the Hycross a runaway success. We make an effort to find out what still makes the Innova the most preferred multi-purpose vehicle in India.

Toyota Innova Hycross: Looks & Design

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Save for the “Innova” branding, there are hardly any similarities between the Crysta and Hycross. It’s noticeable that this time, the focus on design has been on giving less of a minivan and more of an SUV-ish character. When compared to second-generation model, the third-generation is 20 mm longer and wider, and it has 100 mm longer wheelbase. The development of Innova Hycross was led by chief engineer Hideki Mizuma, who has worked on the products like Toyota Noah and Voxy which are sold in the international markets. So, it wouldn’t be surprising to find some similarities across these cars. From the head-on view, Hycross carries as much bulk as an SUV. The shape of headlamps have a striking resemblance to that of the Fortuner. Hood is much more raised than the Crysta and the front-grille has now grown bigger in size. The bumper too has a bold detailing with large recess on either sides that are stylized with silver detailing. It houses a long stripe of daylight running lamps which double-up as turn indicators. There’s also an underbody engine protection cover spread across an adequate area.

Toyota Innova Hycross looks even more handsome from the side profile. For one thing, it has a massive road presence and the muscular contours further add to the appeal. The A-Pillar is a tad more raked than Innova Crysta while the D-Pillar is tilted as well in an attempt to depart from the traditional van-like styling. Needless to say, the designers have effectively accomplished their intent of amalgamating SUV design characteristics into an MPV. The swollen-up wheel arches accommodate 225/50 R18 tyres (205/65 R16 and 215/60 R17 on lower trims). The side profile also hosts some loud designing cues seen for the first time on an Innova. Be it sharp character lines or a strong flare on rear doors and fenders. The rear looks are relatively less showy but not at all boring. The wing-shaped taillamps look smart. However, unlike most modern cars, the taillamps of which light up in an attractive manner at night, you’ll find only a simple horizontal strip illuminated on Hycross. Thanks to slim rear bumper, the tailgate is more prone to damages. We’d have also preferred a concealed exhaust pipe.
 
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Toyota Innova Hycross: Interiors, Features & Comfort

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At the outset, the interiors of Hycross are a major step-up from its predecessor to rationalize the premium pricing. However, at the same time, there are several cost-cutting measures observed throughout the cabin which one wouldn’t expect when investing almost four million rupees. Due to monocoque construction, the ingress and egress is much more convenient than the Crysta. Overall build quality of the vehicle is robust but somehow, I felt lack of heft in the doors compared to European counterparts. Front seats are ventilated, wide and well-bolstered. The driver seat is electrically adjustable and features memory function. However, co-driver seat has manual controls and it doesn’t even support height adjustment. Lumbar settings are missing on all the seats. Something that one will sincerely appreciate is the generous use of art-leather detailing all around, starting from seats, armrest, door pads, dashboard etc. that provides an upmarket feeling. The chunky steering wheel is leather-wrapped too but sticking out as a sore thumb are the plasticky steering mounted buttons. It’s a similar situation with material used in places like the dashboard. The plastic in itself looks tough but the finishing could have been far more refined.

Ergonomics, on the other hand, are spot on. The 10” infotainment screen is in driver’s line of sight and causes little distraction from the way ahead. All controls are within easy reach and buttons are appropriately situated too. Good thing is there are tactile buttons for infotainment as well as air-conditioner controls, the advantage of which can only be realized on the go. Gearlever is integrated on the dashboard center console, and it’s a comfortable position to operate. Just next to the gearlever console are a bunch of useful buttons that will always come handy. It includes switches for 360-Degree Camera, Parking Brake, Hold, Drive Mode, EV Mode and ESP Off. There’s no lack of storage spaces either. Hycross has a cubbyhole for every purpose in all three rows. Glovebox is reasonably wide and has soft-open mechanism. Pity that it’s neither illuminated nor cooled. There’s an open horizontal shelf right above the glovebox to store small knick-knacks. Apart from door pockets with bottle holders and twin cupholders in center console, the front center armrest has a deep storage compartment underneath.

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The front armrest is wide but more cushion would have been nicer. Its cover has hinges on the co-driver side (instead of the back). I’m not sure if this concern was limited to our test car, but the armrest never fully closed and therefore ended up squeaking. Look closely and you’ll also find an easter-egg. An extra set of cupholders are hidden below side air-conditioner vents. Each opens in different configuration. Perhaps one can be retrofitted with an ashtray while other can be used as a normal cupholder. Nonetheless, I used right-hand side cupholder as a makeshift mobile holder and it performed the task well. Just that it has tendency to rattle when traveling over uneven surface. Toyota Hycross features a dual zone air-conditioner, meaning that the temperature for the front row and second row cabin can be individually set. We kept the air-conditioner on full-time in Delhi’s summers that exceed 40-degree Celsius and its performance never let us down. Both the front seats are ventilated too, which is really an “icing” on the cake.

The second-row air-con vents are located on the roof, right alongside roof lamp and grab handle, so are the third row vents. This placement more effectively circulates air-flow than the traditional behind the front armrest vents, even more so on a large MPV. That said, the full-fledged air-conditioner controls (fan speed, temperature etc.) for the rear seats still exist on a panel behind the front armrest console. I stated earlier that Toyota didn’t hesitate to perform outright cost cutting in the Innova Hycross. One such example is the 360-degree camera quality which is shamefully pathetic for this price point. Even detailing of the car shown for reference is poor with visible black cutouts etc. The infotainment system user-interface in itself is pretty boring and doesn’t have too much to fiddle. Toyota Innova Crysta is renowned for its long-travel comfort and the Hycross proudly takes this legacy forward.

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You’re unlikely to feel tired after a continuous long drive, thanks to spacious, wide and well-contoured front seats. I wish that front seat underthigh support was a little more for tall persons, but that’s not a deal breaker. It’s the passengers at the second-row captain seats who’ll enjoy a gala time. A special trick up the sleeves of these semi-electrically adjustable seats is the ottoman function that lifts up to allow leg stretching and provide an adequate support to the calf muscles. It is useful to relax after a tiring day but has its own set of limitations. For someone close to 5’9”, the ottoman is practically useless because legs are stuck under front seats and can’t be stretched straight. However, the second-row legroom is otherwise abundant for normal seating comfort. The second-row captain seats are well-bolstered too and have separate adjustable armrests. I like the underthigh support in this row better. The ingress and egress into the third-row isn’t going to be the most convenient task for elderly. However, it’s still relatively easier compared to some other cars because of a wide and dual step footrest. The third-row bench is almost flat and it has restricted headroom for a six-footer (which is otherwise excellent in front two rows). Legroom is quite decent but certainly not enough to stretch the legs and that could make long distance trips somewhat tiring. For the aforesaid reasons, we believe that the third-row is ideal either for two average size adults or children. Yet, on a positive note, the third-row bench can slide as well as recline for an added comfort.
 
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Toyota Innova Hycross: Performance, Braking, Ride & Handling

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As much as it’s different on the outside, this third-generation Toyota Innova has undergone significant changes on its chassis and powertrain. Unlike Innova Crysta which is a rear-wheel drive body-on-frame MPV, the Hycross is built on Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA-C Platform) with front-wheel-drive monocoque construction. This transition has made an encouraging improvement in ride and handling department. Moreover, Diesel motor has been wisely replaced with 2.0L Petrol-Hybrid motor (M20A-FXS). There’s also a 2.0L Petrol engine option (M20A-FKS) opposed to the 2.7L gas-guzzling engine previously available in Crysta. Given the growing demand for automatics, the manual transmission is no longer available. Petrol engine comes with CVT gearbox whereas Hybrid is offered with Toyota’s more refined eCVT technology. The four-cylinder, 16 valve, DOHC Petrol engine delivers 173 BHP @ 6600 RPM and torque of 209 Nm @ 4500 RPM. Hybrid, on the other hand, generates a combined output of 184 BHP @ 6600 RPM and 188 Nm torque @ 4400 RPM. The electric motor torque is rated at 206 Nm. This fifth-generation self-charging Hybrid combines the M20A-FXS Petrol engine with Permanent Magnet Synchronous Electric Motor, equipped with 6.5-Ah nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery placed under the front seats. Apparently, NiMH is preferred over Li-ion batteries for its better tolerance to hot weather conditions. Toyota even claims that Hycross is capable of running 40% of the distance and 60% of the time in electric-only mode.

It doesn’t take long to find a comfortable driving position in Hycross. With a commanding front view and fully visible bonnet, the 360-degree camera further makes maneuvering a long car as simple as cakewalk. Even rearward view is decent for an MPV, thanks to large windows. Electric steering is nimble and convenient for navigating through traffic. It weighs well as the speed progresses but could have been a bit more connected for higher speed. Look-wise though, the one on Innova Crysta is more sophisticated. Horn is loud and clear, and it doesn’t have that shrilling pitch. We tested the Hybrid version which comes with three drive modes apart from a separate switch for EV mode: Eco, Normal, Power. From standstill, the push start button makes the car come alive in total silence. It is so because the electric motor alone propels the vehicle at lower speeds. Petrol engine kicks-in to support increased acceleration. When full acceleration is demanded, engine and electric motor work in unison to deliver optimal performance. The engine could also activate anytime if hybrid battery charge-level drops below a certain level. Upon deceleration, the regenerative braking function comes into effect. It converts the kinetic energy of the braking power (which is otherwise wasted) into electrical energy to recharge the Hybrid system batteries.

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The difference between all three drive modes is quite noticeable. With transition to each mode from Eco to Power, the car becomes more sensitive to throttle inputs. Eco Mode is most suitable for city driving conditions in which the performance feels restrained. The vehicle mostly relies on electric motor rather than the gasoline engine to move forward. There’s also a vast potential to extract impressive fuel economy figures in this mode. Normal Mode, as the name suggests, is ideal for general driving conditions and provides best of both the worlds. The acceleration feels more opened-up to overtake and for driving on empty stretches. Performance mode, on the other hand, is where one can feel the underlying potential of Hycross. The acceleration becomes very sensitive and it provides instant power at the tap of pedal. Obviously, this mode also consumes the maximum fuel. The Hybrid variants come equipped with an eCVT transmission. In simple words, it’s a more refined and reliable version of the traditional Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The rubber-band effect is reasonably well-contained with steady foot driving. There’s also a Sports Mode (upto S6) with Paddle Shifters that allows eCVT to hold the “step” for a little longer before upshifting. Putting the Innova in Performance Mode and shifting manually with Sports Mode will definitely make for one pleasant driving experience out on the expressways. However, from the perspective of an enthusiast, I still believe that an automatic gearbox other than CVT will make the Hycross more fun to drive.

The motor has sufficient grunt to keep moving in stop-go traffic without using accelerator. However, braking may feel unconvincing at first, which has more to do with the pedal response that needs some time to be understood. Performance of the brakes in itself is effective because of all-four discs along with ABS and EBD. As with any other large vehicle, the braking must be carefully pre-planned whenever possible especially at high-speed driving. The monocoque construction makes the Innova Hycross much more planted to drive when compared with the body-on-frame Innova Crysta. High-speed stability is excellent and the handling wouldn’t disappoint either. The ride quality is absorbent across various speeds and the potholes when driven over sanely are gracefully handled. NVH levels have also been worked upon meticulously. Being a Hybrid, noise and vibrations inside the cabin during idle are almost non-existent. Even at higher speeds, the outside noise is well-controlled, except for some wind-noise that finds its way on the inside at speeds over 80 Kmph.

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The ARAI-claimed fuel economy for Petrol-only version is 16.13 Kmpl. For the Hybrid, it’s 23.24 Kmpl, which doesn’t seem unrealistic. The Hybrid motor is capable of churning out some amazing mileage figures. It delivered us between 17–18 Kmpl in city driving with AC on. I couldn’t resist but smile when our test car with full tank did a 500 kilometers road-trip and fuel gauge needle still pointed near the half-tank mark. There’s no crash test rating available so far. Overall, the Hycross seems well-built and the Japanese automaker has also included a suite of safety features including ADAS (Toyota Safety Sense System) that incorporates Dynamic Cruise Control, Lane Trace Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitor, Pre-Collision System, Auto High Beam etc. Other safety and security features include six-airbags (Driver, Passenger, Front Side, Curtain Shield), Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, ABS + EBD, SOS Switch (e-Call), Front & Reverse Sensors and Anti-Theft Immobilizer with Siren, Ultrasonic and Glass Break Sensor.
 
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Toyota Innova Hycross: Likes, Dislikes & Star Ratings

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You'll Love: [thumbsup]
  • Toyota has achieved a fair balance in combining SUV design elements into an MPV.
  • Hybrid engine performance is excellent and the fuel economy figures are impressive too.
  • The ride and handling dynamics are much more evolved, thanks to the monocoque chassis.
  • There’s reasonable list of features in the form of 360-degree camera, ADAS, Dual Zone AC etc.
  • Toyota holds a strong reputation for reliability. The sales and service network is widespread too.
You'll Loathe: [thumbsdown]
  • Expensive price tag is in the territory of full-fledged seven-seater SUVs.
  • Steering could be tuned better for high-speed driving. Brakes need time to get accustomed.
  • Some missing common features. Eg: Auto-Wipers, Wireless Charger, Co-Driver Seat Electric Adjust.
  • Shameful levels of cost-cutting in the easily noticeable areas. Plastics, camera quality, roof lamps etc.
  • The third-row, even though relatively spacious, lacks adequate support and headroom for tall occupants.
Toyota Innova Hycross Star Ratings:
  • Design and Quality...................:
  • Comfort and Features..............:
  • Engine and Performance.........:
  • Handling and Ride Quality.......:
  • Safety and Security Levels......:
  • Overall Fuel Consumption.......:
  • Sales and Service Network.....:
  • Value For Money Factor..........:
  • The Automotive India's Verdict:
Here's how to interpret above ratings: The Automotive India Reviews Star Ratings Explained.
 
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Toyota Innova Hycross: Price & Specifications

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Toyota Innova Hycross Price (Ex.Showroom, Delhi):

Petrol (7-Seater)
  • GX: ₹19,77,000
  • GXO: ₹21,13,000
Hybrid (7-Seater)
  • VX: ₹25,97,000
  • VXO: ₹27,94,000
  • ZX: ₹30,34,000
  • ZXO: ₹30,98,000
Toyota Innova Hycross Specifications:
  • Engine: 2.0L (Petrol) / 2.0L (Hybrid)
  • Power: 173 BHP / 184 BHP
  • Torque: 209 Nm / 188 Nm
  • Gearbox: CVT / eCVT
  • Fuel Economy: 16.3 Kmpl / 23.24 Kmpl
General Specifications:
  • Front Brakes: Discs
  • Rear Brakes: Discs
  • Front Suspension: MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension: Semi-Independent Torsion Beam
  • Length: 4755 mm
  • Width: 1850 mm
  • Height: 1790 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2850 mm
  • Fuel Tank: 52 Liters
  • Ground Clearance: 185 mm
  • Tyre Size: 205/65 R16, 215/60 R17, 225/50 R18
Toyota Innova Hycross Exterior Colors:
  • Super White
  • Silver Metallic
  • Attitude Black Mica
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Avantgarde Bronze Metallic*
  • Blackish Ageha Glass Flake*
  • Sparkling Black Pearl Crystal Shine*
Asterisk (*) denotes our preferred choice of colors on this vehicle.
 
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Toyota Innova Hycross: Video Review

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Toyota Innova Hycross: Pictorial Review

Scenic shots.

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Hycross meets the Crysta. Two legends in one frame.

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The wide front grille is kind of Skoda’ish.

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Headlamps have a striking resemblance with that of the Fortuner.

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Wing-shaped taillamps look smart. Simple horizontal LED strip is boring when illuminated at night.

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Front bumper has stylish elements with silver outlining. LED DRLs also turn into indicators.

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Front parking sensors are helpful. Small foglamps are located a bit too low and can easily get splashed with muck.

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The rear bumper is slim and therefore won’t protect the boot. We’d have also preferred a concealed exhaust tip.

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Panoramic sunroof is tinted. The ribbed pattern behind helps improve structural rigidity.

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The outside rear view mirrors are perfectly sized.

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Notice the absence of request sensor on door handle. It automatically unlocks when the key is in vicinity.

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Hood is insulated and very heavy. Hydraulic struts would have made the task easier.

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There’s an adequate plastic underbody protection below the engine.

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No aero-twins. These wipers don’t suit the price tag of this car. Jets are concealed well though.

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The mudflaps, especially rear one, is just for the sake of it. Mud splashes say it all.

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Top-variants run on the 225/50 R18 Goodyear Assurance tyres.

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Hycross is already a spacious MPV. All-around large windows increase the airiness and make it easy to manoeuvre.

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The engine bay is humungous and has several free spaces.

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Doors open wide. Unibody construction makes it easier to ingress and egress.

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Doors have proper built-in reflectors.

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Door sills are wide. The rear one is multi-stepped and reasonably large to provide a convenient access to the third-row.

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Being a Hybrid, the Hycross typically produces fewer tailpipe emissions than conventional vehicles.

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Sheet metal used on the fuel cap is flimsy. Even the metal part to which it is attached is light.

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Curvy roof spoiler adds to the rear profile appeal.

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Rear wash wiper is standard across all variants.

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Sharkfin antenna is now a common feature. I feel it looks much more fashionable on sedans.

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Thick plastic cladding runs across the MPV.

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Tailgate opens far above at the top.

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Spare wheel mounted below the boot.

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Hycross tyre pressure chart.

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Pedals are well-gapped. Footrest is also large and comfortable.

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Instrument cluster changes color based on selected drive mode: Eco, Normal, Performance.

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Only the necessary MID settings can be changed while driving (Eg: ADAS). A thoughtful feature.

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The infotainment system user interface is boring, so are its themes.

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It has a simple interface without much to fiddle around.

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The 360-degree camera is a massive boon in a vehicle of this size.

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Sadly, the camera display quality is awful. The car shown for reference also has poor detailing (visible black cutouts etc)

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Steering wheel hosts several useful functions but the quality of buttons is outright cheap.

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Paddle shift is standard on Hybrid variants.

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Steering adjusts for rake as well as reach.

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Dual zone auto AC offers fantastic performance.

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Although 360-degree camera automatically turns on whenever there’s an object nearby, this quick access button always comes handy.

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Generous use of art-leather gives the interiors a premium vibe. There are ample of storage spaces too like the one shown below.

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Popup twin cupholders are hidden below the side air-conditioner vents.

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Then there are two more cupholders in the center console.

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Front armrest is wide and packs ample storage underneath.

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Front door pockets are average sized though.

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Hycross comes equipped with total six airbags: Driver, Passenger, Front Side, Curtain Shield.

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I’m not complaining, but the engine start button gets hidden behind stalks and steering. Position on right which has ample free space would have been more ideal.

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Dashboard bottom right contains buttons for Automatic High Beam, Headlamp Leveler and Electric Tailgate.

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Spongy hood and fuel lid open levers don’t make a click sound whenever used. You therefore don’t realize at first whether the lid opened or not.

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All power windows are auto up-down but the buttons are neither marked nor illuminated (except driver side window button).

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Passenger side wiper has inadequate coverage.

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JBL audio system is reserved for top-end ZX variants. It has an acceptable quality for a non-audiophile like me.

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Front seatbelt is height adjustable.

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Toyota hasn’t compromised on USB ports. There are both, A-Type and C-Type at the front. Nice.

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Inside rear-view mirror is electro chromatic on Hybrid variants and manual on Petrol.

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Mic is positioned at the driver-side front corner on the sunroof.

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Vanity lamp automatically turns on when the mirror slide is opened.

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Yellow halogen roof lamps in an expensive car are a letdown. Notice the SOS call button in center.

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Lamp for the last row has its own separate control.

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Blue ambient lighting dazzles the cabin at night.

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Large panoramic sunroof brings more radiance inside the cabin.

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Be it the first or second row, the captain seats are well-bolstered and supremely comfortable.

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Even though there’s sensor and camera, a physical look at the back from driver’s seat for reversing offers a decent view of the outside.

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Front seats have a ventilation function.

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Only the driver seat has electric controls. Notice the vents on the passenger side to keep the Hybrid battery cool.

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Hybrid battery under the front seat has warning sticker to caution against leaning the foot on it.

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Getting into the third row wouldn't be much of a hassle for the young generation.

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The ottoman feature in second row is useless for tall occupants as seen below.

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Dedicated buttons to control the rear zone auto climate control. Twin USB slots beneath are C-Type.

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The roof-mounted vents for the second row provide more effective cooling and air-flow.

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The retractable rear sunshades are available from GXO variant onwards. They’ve tendency to unhook if the door is slammed hard.

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There’s a thoughtful foldable makeshift tray with twin cupholders at second row (visible opened in the first picture of this post).

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Hook behind the co-driver seat that can bear upto 4-kgs of weight.

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The third-row passengers have a grab handle and separate air-vents too.

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Headroom isn’t the best for tall people in third-row, which otherwise isn’t an issue in rest of the car.

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Third-row legroom is adequate but obviously not enough for stretching.

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This lever enables easy sliding of the second-row seats to egress.

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The rear quarter glass is reasonably wide.

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There’s no lack of cubbyholes for the third-row passengers either.

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Last row middle headrest is neatly tucked into the boot. There’s also another lamp in the boot with a manual switch.

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Tailgate is electrically controlled. Pressing the second button (with lock icon) shuts the tailgate and locks the entire car.

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Toyota Innova Hycross has 300-liters boot space with all three rows up. There’s also some space next to the toolkit below the cover mat.

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The boot space expands to 991 liters with the third row folded.

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Key Fob has funky Innova branding and a physical key too.

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Proverb “the name is enough” stands true for the Toyota Innova. The Hycross is here to write another success story, despite all its shortcomings.

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