Toyota is readying a facelift version of its most popular model, the Innova Crysta. The MPVs will be reaching dealerships very soon, while bookings for the new model are already being accepted by dealers. We tell you what to expect from the new Innova Crysta.
In the beginning of 2020, Toyota updated its engine line-up in order to meet the BS6 norms. So expect the new Crysta to come with the same engine, but there will be a couple of exterior and interior revisions to give it a fresh persona. It is expected to come with the 2.4-litre diesel engine that makes 147bhp and the 2.7-litre petrol engine that produces 163bhp, with both motors coming with the option of a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox or a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Inside and out
The Toyota cars, on the outside, remains largely identical to the outgoing model, but there are some significant changes. Up-front, it boasts of massive grille with a broad chrome surround and few additional slats. The headlights get chrome extensions that run flush with the grille, while the top-of-the-line model gets newly designed LED DRLs. The fog lamp surrounds get a black finish and you could look forward to seeing a set of new 16-inch alloy wheels. At the rear, it boasts of a black hexagonal panel the runs along the tail gate, connecting the tail lights.
Expect the instrument cluster to be new, while there will be also be a new 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 360-degree camera, an air purifier and a host of other features.
The 2.4-litre diesel engine is refined at low revs and feels particularly good at cruising speeds. The motor has good grunt at low and medium speeds, but it doesn’t really take off with enthusiasm when you floor the throttle. However, it is responsive and pulls well. The 6-speed auto ‘box shifts smoothly and makes driving in the city a breeze. Thanks to the torque on offer, it pulls well on highways and enjoys overtaking at high speeds, and never feels strained. There’s also an ‘S’ mode which holds gears for longer periods.
Expect the new Crysta to be priced a little more than the outgoing model, while exact pricing will be unveiled later this November, and deliveries will follow shortly after. It is promises to be a well-rounded, high-quality and reliable package, with a powerful engine and a comfortable interior. It will continue to be expensive, but what you will get for your money, is a well-built, practical MPV. Also, grab the latest info on the upcoming cars, only at autoX.