Car News That Mattered This Week (Oct 24-28): Toyota Innova Hycross Teased, Jeep Grand Cherokee Launch Nears, New Honda SUV Reveal Date And More

Modified On Oct 29, 2022 10:41 AM By Shreyash

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Most newsworthy events this past week were about official teasers, including one from Ola Electric

Weekly Wrap up

The past Diwali week offered updates on upcoming models, mainly for premium offerings from global brands. Japanese carmakers Toyota and Honda will soon be debuting India-bound models in Indonesia, while Jeep has given us the official date for the market launch of its flagship SUV on our shores. There was also news about carmakers likely to not be present at the upcoming 2023 Auto Expo. Here’s a quick recap of the main events of the past week: 

Toyota Innova Hycross Design Officially Teased

Toyota Innova Hycross

Toyota Indonesia has released a teaser for its forthcoming MPV, the Innova Hycross, revealing its new, sportier front-end design. However, the bigger changes for the Innova will be under its metal skin.

More recently,  3-D images of the MPV surfaced online showing it to feature a panoramic sunroof.

India-spec Jeep Grand Cherokee To Launch Soon

Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Grand Cherokee, Jeep's flagship SUV for India, will go on sale in the first half of November. In terms of design, the fifth generation American SUV is now leaner and sharper. It has a premium in-cabin experience, almost similar to the type sold in the United States. Head here to find out the exact launch date along with more information about the India-spec Grand Cherokee.

Ola EV Interior Teased

Ola electric car interior teaser

Ola Electric has released new renders of its first electric car, giving details about its cabin and updated exterior design. While the basic exterior design language seems unchanged from the first teaser, it looks simpler and closer to production. Meanwhile, the cabin seems minimalistic with a couple of displays and subtle ambient lighting.

Honda’s New SUV To Be WR-V Successor?

New Honda SUV teaser

Honda will unveil its new subcompact SUV in Indonesia on November 2. According to the teaser which shows a crossover type silhouette, it is thought to be a successor to the Honda WR-V. The SUV will be offered in other market regions, including India.

Auto Expo 2023 Will Be Devoid Of Some Major Brands

Mahindra and Mercedes at Auto Expo 2020

The Auto Expo, India's largest automotive exhibition, will return in 2023 after the pandemic but many big names will not be there. Most notable names from the list of absentees will be Mahindra, Honda and Mercedes-Benz among plenty more fan favourites. More details may be found here.

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