Toyota has launched the all-new Innova Crysta at an introductory price of Rs 13.84 lakh that goes to a range of Rs 20.78 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The famed MPV will be available in four grades with manual transmissions (G, GX, VX & ZX) and two grades of automatic transmission (GX & ZX), while the deliveries of the Toyota Innova Crysta will commence from 13 May, 2016.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Akito Tachibana, the newly appointed Managing Director of Toyota Kirloskar Motors said, "Ever since its launch in India, the Innova has maintained its No.1 positioning in its segment. Often referred to as a segment creator and better known to be synonymous with MPVs in India, the Toyota Innova is one such iconic brand which is not just the pride of Toyota but the pride of over 6 lakh owners of Innova in India. Now, with the new Innova Crysta, we intend to take this commitment a notch above by giving our customers the best Innova possible in terms of powerful performance, Imurious features, comfort and most importantly safety. The new Innova ‘Crysta’ is sure to get everybody excited.
Speaking of the exterior, the new Innova borrows some of the design element from Toyota Corolla Altis and Camry, that can be easily observed looking at the front fascia. The Crysta gets a larger nose, a frameless front grille with chrome garnished slats, projector head-lamps with LED daytime running lamps, all-new fog lamps, and a new bumper. Built on the same platform as its predecessor, the new Innova gets an improved, attractive design and measures 4,735mm in length, 1,830mm in width and 1,795mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,750mm.
Inside, the Innova Crysta gets an all-new dashboard featuring multiple trim inserts, 4.2-inch TFT Multi Information Display, 7 inch touchscreen system with DVD player, AC vents for the second and third row, and 20 bottle holders, and more. In terms of safety, Toyota Innova Crysta gets three airbags (front driver, front passenger, and driver knee) and ABS with EBD as a standard feature across all trims, while the top-end variant is loaded with 7 airbags: driver, front passenger, driver knee, front side and curtain shield airbags.
Mechanically, the new-generation Innova would be introduced in diesel fuel trim only. The updated MPV would be available with two diesel engines - a 2.4-litre GD engine and 2.8-litre GD engine. The former would develop 147bhp of top power and 343Nm of peak torque, while the latter would churn out 175bhp of maximum power and 360Nm of torque. The engine will be connected to a 5-speed manual transmission as standard, while a 6-speed automatic gearbox would also be available as option with the
However, it seems quite unlikely as if the Japanese automaker doesn't offer petrol variants, then it wouldn't be able to sell the MPV in Delhi-NCR due to banning of diesel vehicles carrying engines over 2000cc by the Supreme Court. Both the diesel engines of the new Innova exceed the 2000cc limit, and hence the introduction of petrol variants is a must for the company to sell the Innova in NCR.