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2016 Toyota Innova to be Named as Toyota Innova Crysta?

Snapshot: Toyota has earlier used the name 'Crysta' for a special edition of the Innova MPV.

2016 Toyota Innova is all set to make its India debut at the Auto Expo on February 3, 2016 in Greater Noida, India. But prior to the debut, an India Today report has claimed that it would be named as 'Toyota Innova Crysta'. To back its claim, the tabloid has acquired a presentation image which states the same. Just so you know, the ongoing model of Innova MPV might not be discontinued and could be sold alongside the updated Innova Crysta.

Toyota has earlier used the name 'Crysta' for a special edition of the Innova MPV. But, now it might be used premanently with the second-generation Innova, which is just a week away from its first appearance in India. The 2016 Innova MPV's wheelbase in similar to the current-generation MPV. As for features, the new MPV is expected to carry projector headlights, alloy wheels, keyless entry and go, a touchscreen entertainment system, automatic climate control, a multi-function steering wheel, leather seats and optional captains chairs for the second row. For those asking, 2016 Toyota Innova is based on a new ladder-frame architecture.

Mechanically, the Innova would be introduced in diesel guise with the company's new 2.4L GD diesel engine at the helm. It would deliver a maximum power of 147bhp and peak torque of 342Nm. The diesel engine would be available with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard, while a 6-speed automatic transmission would be on offer as option. Speculations are rife that Toyota might just also introduce the new Innova in petrol fuel trim as well with a 2.0L Dual VVT-i engine, which develops top power of 137bhp and highest torque of 187Nm. The reason being the ban imposed by the Supreme Court on the sales of diesel vehicles carrying engines greater than 2,000cc. Even the company is contemplating petrol variants of its Fortuner SUV to get the sales going.

Check out the first teaser of 2016 Innova released by Toyota India

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