Toyota’s Updated Innova Crysta Expected To Launch On November 24
The Innova Crysta will build on its promise of being a luxurious people mover with mild updates to its exterior and interior
Visual updates are focussed on the front fascia with new LED headlamps, new bumper, and grille.
The infotainment system is larger now.
It will now offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and maybe even connected car tech.
New alloy wheel design is also part of the facelift.
Expect a price premium of Rs 50,000 over the current model.
Engine and transmission options will stay the same as the current model.
Since 2016, the Innova Crysta has been the go-to choice for those looking to move around in a premium MPV that offers bulletproof reliability and an easy ownership experience. And it is now due an update. The facelifted version of the MPV has already been revealed for the Indonesian market and we expect similar updates on the Indian model, which is expected to launch on November 24.
Toyota has added multi-array LED headlamps to the Innova Crysta with this update, along with a new front grille, a resculpted bumper and a new alloy wheel design. While we expect most of these updates to be carried over to the Indian version, Toyota could choose to offer a different alloy wheel design for our market as compared to the Indonesia-spec model.
On the inside, the changes are even more subtle. The touchscreen infotainment system has been updated to a 9-inch unit, which is expected to offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, along with some form of connected car tech. Apart from that, the dials in the instrument cluster have also been updated. The cabin also features a new all-black colour scheme, although Toyota could offer it in a lighter shade for the Indian market, to give the cabin an airy ambiance. Toyota could also choose to add an air purifier, which will be built into the climate control unit itself.
The powertrain options are expected to remain the same, with a 2.4-litre diesel engine and a 2.7-litre petrol engine. The petrol engine is good for 166PS and 245Nm whereas the gruntier diesel engine can dish out 150PS and 343Nm. Both engines can be specced with a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Indonesian version of the facelifted model scored a 5-star overall safety rating when crash tested by ASEAN NCAP. We expect the India spec car to offer similar crash protection.
As far as the price is concerned, the current-gen Innova Crysta sells anywhere between Rs 15.66 lakh to Rs 23.63 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). We expect Toyota to price the facelifted version at a premium of Rs 50,000 over the current price. The Innova Crysta is a one of a kind offering in its price band, with no real rivals in the Indian market. It does compete with 7-seater SUVs like the MG Hector and the upcoming Tata Hexa BS6 and Gravitas.