UMW Toyota Motor to launch second hybrid mannequin for Malaysia in 2023; Innova Zenix Hybrid MPV to reach?

UMT Toyota Motor (UMWT) has revealed that the corporate shall be introducing a second hybrid electrical automobile (HEV) to hitch the Corolla Cross Hybrid within the Malaysian market subsequent 12 months, as a part of the carmaker’s new course for this area.

The corporate has but to disclose what that new hybrid mannequin is, nonetheless one which seemingly matches the invoice is the 2023 Innova Zenix that made its debut in Indonesia final month. UMWT president Ravindran Kurusamy stated in a press release that hybrid electrical autos are believed to be “probably the most accessible and inexpensive possibility for automotive homeowners to start their carbon-reducing journey”.

The hybrid-electric drive connection to the Innova Zenix comes courtesy of its hybrid powertrain that’s provided for the Indonesian market proper from its debut, and consists of a M20A-FXS 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder Dynamic Power engine that makes 152 PS at 6,000 rpm and 187 Nm of torque from 4,400 rpm to five,200 rpm.

On this configuration, the combustion engine is joined by a 113 PS/205 Nm electrical motor to yield a mixed output of 186 PS. Transmission is to the entrance wheels by way of a repeatedly variable transmission.

That is the third generation for the Innova nameplate and which marks a big departure from the ladder-frame development of models past, as the brand new mannequin employs monocoque development on the GA-C variant of the Toyota New International Structure (TNGA) platform.

It’s this platform change that dictates the transverse engine format, departing from the longitudinal engine, rear-wheel oriented driveline of earlier than reminiscent of with the Hilux and Fortuner. Toyota revealed on the debut of the Innova Zenix that the third-generation mannequin measures 4,755 mm lengthy, 1,850 mm broad and 1,795 mm tall, its top unchanged from that of its predecessor. Additionally carried over is its trip top of 185 mm.

That stated, whether or not or not this seems to be the second hybrid mannequin that can be part of the electrified Corolla Cross in UMW Toyota Motor’s hybrid line-up for Malaysia stays to be seen. If it does, would this be on the shortlist on your subsequent household automotive?

GALLERY: 2023 Toyota Innova Zenix

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