Toyota Innova is certainly the most popular MPV of all time in Indian market. With almost a decade’s success under the sleeve of Toyota Innova this has been certainly the best selling model for the Japanese automaker. Toyota launched the all new Innova on 2nd May; and it gets new look, new design, revised interior, additional attractive features and new engine under the hood. The new Innova was showcased at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo, and in India it is dubbed as Innova Crysta.
The Toyota Innova Crysta replaces the old generation Innova. Here we tried to take a look how the Innova Crysta is different than the old model. Let’s take a look.
On the design front the Toyota Innova Crysta is completely restyled at the front with completely new look. It gets sharp and sleek projector headlamps compare to old model’s narrow clusters. The swept back headlamps clusters sport LED daytime running lights. The front grille is completely new. Compare to old model’s all chrome garnished look the new model’s hexagonal shaped grille looks bigger and much more aggressive, which sports dual chrome slats.
The front bumper and fog lamps in the Innova Crysta dons revised look. The side profile also bears very little resemblance. The wheel arches, ORVMs sport different design. The glass area gets an all new look in the Innova Crysta. Unlike the old model’s dull glass area design Innova Crysta features a sharp design with redesigned C pillars. The new model gets chrome capped wing mirrors and a sharp character line at the beltline below the window. Moving to the rear profile, the Innova Crysta gets an all new rear bumper with the vertically placed taillamps get horizontally shaped lights. The Innova Crysta also sports a sharp roof spoiler and a shark fin antenna, which make the car sportier.
Dimensionally, the Innova Crysta gets a 4585 mm of length, 1760 mm of width and 1765 mm of height compare to the old model’s 4735 mm of length, 1830 mm of width and 1795 mm of height. This makes the new Innova Crysta shorter, smaller. The wheelbase remains same at 2570 mm.
Interior & Feature:
The interior of the new Innova Crysta gets a revised look, which is sharper and stylish compare to the old model. The multifunction steering wheel, instrument cluster and the centre console get a sharp look compare to the old model’s dated appearance. The three dial consisting instrument cluster of the old model is changed into a dual analog dial sporting instrument cluster, which also gets a digital display at the middle. The combination meters get white light background.
The 7.0 inch touchscreen infotainment system at the centre console gets a revised look, it appears bigger and there is no flanking buttons beside the screen and it gets Bluetooth and voice command system. The dashboard gets a new look in the Innova Crysta. The materials used in the upholsteries, dashboard looks upmarket compare to the old model. The seats get new look. The second row of Innova Crysta gets captain seats, which is completely new.
The new Innova Crysta gets LED ambient lighting inside the cabin, tilt adjustable power steering, climate control, and side and curtain airbags alongside dual frontal airbags as well. The old model offers dual frontal airbags only. The Innova Crysta gets various safety features like ABS, EBD, ESP, VSM, and HAC. The Innova Crysta gets different driving modes like Eco, Normal and Power.
The Toyota Innova Crysta gets an all new 2.4 litre GD diesel engine under the hood compare to the old model’s 2.5 litre engine. The new engine is smaller compare to the old unit, but it generates 47 bhp more power at 147 bhp peak power compare to old model’s 100.6 bhp. The new 2.4 litre unit produces 360 Nm of peak torque, while the old model’s 2.5 litre engine churns out 200 Nm, which means the Innova Crysta offers 160 Nm of extra torque. The new model comes with transmission options of 5 speed manual and a 6 speed automatic.
The outgoing Toyota Innova delivers an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 12.99 kmpl, while the upcoming Toyota Innova Crysta offers 10% more fuel economy.
The Toyota Innova Crysta is priced ranging between Rs. 13.83 lakh to Rs. 20.78 lakh depending on the variants. On the other hand the old outgoing Toyota Innova is priced between Rs. 12.14 to Rs. 18.58 lakh depending on variants. (All the prices are ex showroom, New Delhi)
|Old Innova||Ex-Showroom Price|
|Innova G||Rs.13.46 Lakhs|
|Innova GX||Rs.14.02 Lakhs|
|Innova VX||Rs.16.09 Lakhs|
|Innova ZX||Rs.16.73 Lakhs|
|Innova Crysta||Ex-Showroom Price|
|Innova G||Rs.13.83 Lakhs|
|Innova GX||Rs.14.69 Lakhs|
|Innova VX||Rs.17.53 Lakhs|
|Innova ZX||Rs.19.47 Lakhs|
The new Toyota Innova Crysta looks much sharper, stylish and upmarket compare to the old model. It also produces more power than the outgoing model. The new model is fuel efficient as well. Although the Toyota Innova Crysta comes a bit pricier, but with all the new features it is well worthy of that price.