Think of a MPV (Multi purpose vehicle) and Toyota Innova immediately gains one’s attention. The Innova has been a huge hit and ruling the segment despite being a decade old product. Toyota launched new Innova globally on 23rd November last year which is already on sale in Indonesia and getting warm response from the buyers. Toyota took off the wraps over Innova during the 2016 Indian auto expo and named it as Innova Crysta for the Indian market. Now, bookings for the same have started for an amount of Rs. 40,000 across all major cities in the country.
To be available in three variants- G, V and Q, Innova Crysta is more stylish, powerful, feature rich and spacious than its predecessor. Current Innova is somehow criticized for its high price but with new Innova this won’t be the case as it comes with 98 percent localization levels which could result in low pricing. We expect it to be priced from Rs. 10 lakh to 17 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Crysta is said to be more spacious as it is now measure 4735mm in length, 1830mm in width, 1795mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2750mm. It is based on Toyota’s new global architecture (TNGA) platform and will be powered by new range of engines- a 2.0 litre DOHC dual VVT engine capable of 137bhp power and 183Nm of max torque and a 2.4 liter GD series diesel engine capable of belting out the max output of [email protected] and 369Nm between 1200-2800rpm. It will be offered with 5-speed manual and a new 6-speed automatic transmission.
Innova Crysta is a complete transformed version from the ongoing model as it sports new bold grille, sweptback angular double barrel headlamps with LED DRL strip, round fog lamps with integrated turn indicators while side remain similar except for the huge wheel arches and angular style for the third row. The revised rear bumper, seven shaped Tail lamps further graces the new version of India’s best MPV.
The King of MPV will be offered in dual tone color shade with revised dashboard and slew of new features such as automatic climate control, new touchscreen infotainment with Aux-in, USB support, new steering wheel with mounted controls, all door power windows, keyless entry to name a few. For safety, the carmaker has offered it with seven airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, hill start assist etc while all the variants will get dual front airbags, ABS with EBD as standard.