Cancelling Innova Hycross booking: Why I may buy the new Hector Instead

I may or may not go for the Hector, but am definitely cancelling the Toyota MPV booking.

BHPian amit_2025 recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

I was able to do a longish test drive of the New Hector CVT on Saturday. Here are a few quick observations:

  1. The in-person appearance is less in your face than it seems in the pictures and in my opinion, looks more SUV'ish now than the previous gen
  2. Saw it in 3 different colours (White, Silver and Dune Brown), One of those cars that look good in any colour
  3. Engine and Transmission are butter smooth. Acceleration was linear and it was a breeze to drive in the City
  4. NVH levels are excellent
  5. The infotainment system screams premium from the look of it but might be a pain to operate on a day-to-day basis. Voice commands work 2 out of 3 times so can't be relied upon
  6. The lag in the infotainment system was evident but definitely not a deal breaker
  7. The interior of the Hector Plus looks much more premium than the Hector. Although the combination may not be to everyone's liking. All Brown seats vs. the combination on offer would have been better
  8. The SA mentioned that they have maximum bookings for the 5 and 6-seaters. That statement changed today and he said the bookings of the 7 Seater have picked up a lot
  9. Waiting period quoted was 2 months but there are select variants/colours readily available. Just hoping that they don't go the "accessories scam" way to make people jump the queue
  10. No insistence on taking the Insurance from the Dealership

Overall, I was pretty impressed with the car

Had booked the Innova Hycross on Day 1 but the experience with the SA and showroom at Galaxy Toyota has been appalling, to say the least. I may or may not go for the Hector, but am definitely cancelling the Hycross booking this week.

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