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Old 25th March 2023, 15:50   #1291
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Re: Toyota Innova Hycross Review

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I did a test drive of Hycross and now I am not so sure of the booking.

2. The sound quality from 9 speakers is quite poor. Please let me know if I somehow made a mistake in assessing the audio quality - i had increased the bass to +2 and rest was at zero. The car has 9 speakers - I assume 1 subwoofer and 2 tweeters and 6 normal speakers. And yet, it felt that there isn't enough output from the rear speakers. The audio at the middle seat was very muted.

3. The power/torque seems quite inadequate at low speeds (comparing to my Crysta 2.8). The drive is beyond boring in this car - this may be due to my driving style?

4. The tyre profile in ZX is too thin - it takes away not just from the looks, but the filtering on sharp edges is actually poor.

Agreed on all points.

2. The sound quality is pretty bad and not really worth the JBL branding tbh. I'm not sure how they screwed it up since the JBL system in the Tata twins is so much better. Tata's system itself was rather buggy but the sound quality was phenomenal, especially for the price.


3. The Hycross hybrid is much faster but it definitely doesn't feel that way. The power delivery is very linear and you don't feel like the car is picking up speed unless you look at the speedo and you find out you are already doing crazy speeds. There is no 'push back in the seat' feeling that you get from torque-y diesels despite the Hycross having quite a lot of torque from the electric motor and engine combined.

The e-CVT doesn't help matters by making the engine sound disconnected from the wheels. You floor it and you hear the engine rev up immediately which is disproportional to the acceleration. I'm hoping it starts feeling better once I get used to the car. Either way, I don't think I will be flooring this thing very often.

4. I am considering exchanging the 18 inch rims of the ZX(O) for the smaller 17 inchers of the VX. Might improve ride quality but I'm not sure. I think I will wait to see if anyone has trouble with their tyres bursting with the 18 inchers over bad roads.
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Old 25th March 2023, 21:06   #1292
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Re: Toyota Innova Hycross Review

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  • Wheel arch molding - These are just a small strip of chrome on the wheel arch and not the black wheel cladding seen on ZX variant. The black wheel cladding is supposed to be available as on accessory soon. So check if you really want these. You can see the wheel arch modling installed on a VX in below video
https://Youtu.be/DFDL6elv_CU
I checked the ones the dealer has fitted on my vehicle.
The dealer has fixed only the chrome strip.
However, in the official accessories list, it is a complete black wheel cladding which I thought I wanted.
As per official website:
Toyota Innova Hycross Review-wheel-arch-molding-official.jpg

What was fitted on my vehicle:
Front -
Toyota Innova Hycross Review-wheel-arch-molding.jpg

Rear -
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I don't think that this item is worth INR 9131/- as charged by the dealer.
Plus, I think the only chrome one is looking better than black cladding.

However, I will need to take this up with the dealer.
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Old 26th March 2023, 00:42   #1293
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Re: Toyota Innova Hycross Review

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I checked the ones the dealer has fitted on my vehicle.
The dealer has fixed only the chrome strip.
However, in the official accessories list, it is a complete black wheel cladding which I thought I wanted.
As per official website:
Attachment 2433007

What was fitted on my vehicle:
Front -
Attachment 2433009

Rear -
Attachment 2433008

I don't think that this item is worth INR 9131/- as charged by the dealer.
Plus, I think the only chrome one is looking better than black cladding.

However, I will need to take this up with the dealer.
The car in the brochure is a ZX variant as evident from the 18 inch diamond cut alloys. It already comes with the black cladding. I can see how it could be misleading.
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