Toyota has launched the next generation of its popular Innova MPV. Now called the Innova Crysta, Toyota’s popular offering brings more space, style and comfort. It is available in a total of six trims namely: ZX, VX, GX & G; out of which GX and ZX can also be had with an automatic transmission, with the option of either seven or eight seats.
The Crysta carries forward the bold look of its predecessor and comes across as an evolution of the classic design. The grille, headlamps, taillights and dimensions all have been revised. The new Innova still has a body-on-frame construction and sits on the IMV platform that also underpins other products from Toyota’s fold like the Fortuner and Hilux pickup.
The interior is vastly different from the outgoing model. The dashboard now has a flowing pattern accentuated with silver-finish and wooden accents. The interior has a certain premium-ness to it that is lent by the presence of ambient lighting and a multi-function leather-wrapped steering wheel. The instrument cluster too, has seen some modifications and now comes with a 3D combi meter sporting a 4.2-inch TFT Multi Information Display.
Depending on the variant, the Innova Crysta comes equipped with automatic projector LED headlamps, cooled glove box, one-touch second row tumble seat and rear automatic climate control. The Crysta is safer than before and now has three airbags, ABS, EBD, BA and ISOFIX child restraint system as standard on all variants.
Coming to the engines, they have been downsized but with more power than before. Two engines are on offer, both of them diesels. The 2.5-litre has been done away with, and its place has been taken by a 2.4-litre unit, that churns out 150bhp and 343Nm. The other unit is a bigger 2.8-litre engine producing 174bhp and 360Nm of peak torque. The smaller unit is exclusively mated to a five-speed manual whereas the bigger power plant can be opted only with a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Bookings have begun and if you’re interested, here’s something that will grab your attention. The base G trim starts from Rs 13.83 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) with the top-end ZX equipped with automatic gearbox retailing at Rs 20.77 lakh. Toyota has priced the Innova smartly as the base models only have a marginal increase in price, which should still appeal to their core customers. The high-end models, which are feature heavy, see a huge markup of almost 20 per cent.
Here are the prices (ex-showroom, Mumbai) of the complete range to help you decide:
2.4 G 7S MT – Rs 13.83 lakh
2.4 G 8S MT – Rs 13.88 lakh
2.4 GX 7S MT – Rs 14.69 lakh
2.4 GX 8S MT – Rs 14.74 lakh
2.4 VX 7S MT – Rs 17.53 lakh
2.4 VX 8S MT – Rs 17.57 lakh
2.4 ZX 7S MT – Rs 19.47 lakh
2.8 GX 7S AT – 15.99 lakh
2.8 GX 8S AT – Rs 16.04 lakh
2.8 ZX 7S AT – 20.77 lakh