New Toyota Innova Crysta promises to be a vastly improved version of what is already an accomplished product. Based on the second generation IMV platform, there are a sizable number of common components between new Innova, Fortuner and Hilux Revo.
Initial observation tell us that Toyota designers have settled for a conservative evolutionary styling approach, a closer observation indicates otherwise. The general silhouette may not have undergone much changes but the sheet metal design is subjected to radical makeover.
Gone are the mundane lines of current gen Innova. New Innova Crysta gets aggressive front fascia with sporty projector headlamps and twin chrome grille (that run into the headlamps) set in an hexagonal motif and large foglights.
Sleek greenhouse with oversized rear quarter glass panel which results in a triangular D-pillar and a neat waistline that runs very close to window line, characterize the people carrier’s profile. The rear fascia would receive edgy combination lights and possibly a chrome highlighted license plate enclosure.
If at all there is something to find fault with in the current gen car, it has to be the dated interior design. New Innova Crysta has addressed this with a modern and richly equipped interior. The dashboard gets a touchscreen infotainment system, new instrument console with a comprehensive MID, automatic climate control, multiple airbags. The interiors also feature a better storage solution. You can store as many as 20 bottles (1 liter each) in the cubby holes, glove box, doors, etc.
Speakinga about seating, like the current gen car, both 7-seat (with captain seats for middle row) and 8-seat configurations are be on offer. Seats are redesigned to offer more room and better comfort.
Engine and Gearbox
Toyota Innova Crysta is offered with two new diesel engine options. The first one is a 2.4 liter, inline 4 mill rated at 150 PS @ 3,400 rpm and 343 Nm torque @ 1,400 – 2,800 rpm. It is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Fuel efficiency claimed by this variant stands at 15.10 kmpl.
There is also a 2.8 liter inline 4 mill on offer. This one delivers 174 PS @ 3,400 rpm and 360 Nm @ 1,200 – 3,400 rpm. It is mated to a 6 speed sequential automatic gearbox. It also comes with two drive modes – ECO and POWER. Fuel efficiency claimed stands at 14.29 kmpl.
Dimensions and Weight
4,735 mm long, 1,830 mm wide, and 1,795 mm tall, new Toyota Innova Crysta sits on a wheelbase of 2,750 mm. It has a kerb weight of 1,805 ~ 1,870 kgs and a Gross Vehicle Weight of 2,430 kg ~ 2,480 kg.
Toyota Innova Crysta Variant-wise Prices – ex-showroom Mumbai
2.4 G 7 Str MT – INR 13.83 lakhs
2.4 G 8 Str MT – INR 13.88 lakhs
2.4 GX 7 Str MT – INR 14.69 lakhs
2.8 GX 7 Str AT – INR 15.99 lakhs
2.4 GX 8 Str MT – INR 14.74 lakhs
2.8 GX 8 Str AT – INR 16.04 lakhs
2.4 VX 7 Str MT – INR 17.53 lakhs
2.4 VX 8 Str MT – INR 17.57 lakhs
2.4 ZX 7 Str MT – INR 19.47 lakhs
2.8 ZX 7 Str AT – INR 20.77 lakhs
All prices above are ex-showroom, Mumbai.
Features and Specs
2016 Toyota Innova Crysta is a far more premium product than its predecessor. It is equipped with several new features that are hietherto unseen. As mentioned earlier, a touchscreen infotainment system and multiple airbags will be the highlights. Other noteworthy features include projector headlamps, new alloy wheels and foglights, automatic climate control, ABS with EBD, VSM, ESC, Hill Start Assist, electrically foldable wing mirrors, optional leather seats, etc.
Below images offer a thorough look at the variants, features, specs of the new Toyota Innova Crysta.
Also Read – Toyota Innova Crysta Review