Toyota Innova completes 15 years in India and the new Leadership Edition celebrates this important milestone
Toyota Kirloskar Motors has launched the Leadership Edition of Innova Crysta. Priced at Rs 21 lakh ex-showroom, the exclusive version of the popular Toyota Innova Crysta marks 15 years of the MUV on the Indian market and comes in with several exterior and interior upgrades. Toyota Kirloskar Motors is also gearing up for the launch of the Innova Crysta CNG and road tests have already commenced.
The Toyota Innova Crysta Leadership Edition is based on the BS6 diesel version of the Innova VX trim and is priced at a premium of Rs 61,000. The special edition Innova Crysta is presented in a dual-tone exterior colour scheme in two choices: White Pearl Crystal Shine/Attitude Black and Wildfire Red/Attitude Black.
Besides the new shades to stand apart from the regular line-up, the exterior upgrades include a chrome garnish, blacked-out elements, 17-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler and side skirts. It also gets a distinctive ‘Leadership’ badging around the body.
The interiors also see some changes over the standard Toyota Innova Crysta. The upholstery boasts of ‘Leadership’ badging. The black interior theme extends to the dashboard and headliner. Other equipment includes a 360 degree View Monitor with four cameras, auto-folding ORVMs, puddle lamps and a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Safety equipment includes a total of three airbags (driver, co-passenger and driver-knee), cruise control, auto headlamps and wipers, keyless entry and push-button start.
The Toyota Innova Crysta Leadership Edition is powered by a 2.4-litre inline four-cylinder DOHC diesel engine that offers 148bhp power at 3,400 rpm and 343Nm of torque from 1,400-2,800 rpm. The engine is BS6-compliant and comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The powertrain promises an ARAI fuel consumption figure of 15.1kmpl.
The Toyota Innova Crysta and Fortuner continued to dominate more than 50 per cent share in the MPV and SUV segments. Both these models have carved a niche for themselves in their segments and appeal to buyers despite the Innova meeting competition from the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Mahindra Marazzo along with the recently launched Kia Carnival (read review).
With the Leadership Edition of the Innova Crysta, the company raises the appeal to buyers with unique aesthetics and enhanced features. The Toyota Fortuner is also a reliable SUV in the country and takes on competition from the Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Alturas G4 and the new Tiguan AllSpace.