Toyota unveils it's new Innova Crysta

| Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 15:06
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The battle of new and old

The battle of new and old

The Toyota Innova which is India’s one of the most selling Multi Purpose Vehicle(MPV)  is all set to receive a major revamp in the coming week.
Being on sale for over a decade now the Innova has redefined Toyota’s fate in the country and set the bar for an ideal people carrier, and now It is called the Innova Crysta now and it comes loaded with a whole lot of changes to justify the ‘Next Generation’ tag.
The question is what exactly has changed?
The Innova Crysta is based on an all-new platform – the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), which– is lighter and stiffer than the existing model. Also, it is longer, wider and taller measuring 4735mm in length, 1830mm in width and 1795mm in height. However, the wheelbase remains same.
Toyota is one of the companies that have managed well to differentiate the Crysta and the older Innova. It gets a new front fascia, featuring a large dual-slat chrome grille, reworked bumper, projectors, and LED daytime running lights. At a singular glance, the side profile might look familiar, but a closer look reveals some important tweaks such as a sharp cut on the last row windows and larger alloy wheels that provides the side profile a mature appeal. The rear has received a touch-up with revised bumper, modern tail lights and a new tailgate design making it more luxurious, spacious and providing a whole new feel to the driver.
While the interiors of the current Innova looks out-dated and lacks almost all the modern equipments, where as cabin of the Crysta gets all the bells and whistles which is expected from a vehicle of this segment and price. The dash layout is aesthetically appealing and the dual-tone interiors with wood accents come as an icing on the cake. Leather upholstery, Smart Entry and touch-screen infotainment unit with voice command support, and Bluetooth, USB as well as AUX connectivity also makes its way to the Crysta’s cabin (unfortunately most of the features are reserved for the top-end models)
The biggest revision in the Innova Crysta apart from the new interiors, it got new powerplants too. The Crysta will offer two engine options – 2.4- and 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged mills, while the current model only comes with a 2.5-litre unit.
The engines are newer and lighter and thus churn out more power as well as deliver better fuel efficiency. The 2.4-litre engine will put out a max 149 PS of power and 343Nm of peak torque – 49PS and 160Nm more than the current model. The mill will come coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox and will be offered in five variants. The bigger 2.8-litre engine will make 174PS of peak power along with 360Nm of peak torque. It will come mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox and will be available in two variants. The fuel efficiency figures are yet to be revealed, but we expect it to be on a higher side as against the outgoing model.    
Considering all the new changes brought into the new Innova Crysta we are expecting a minor bump in the pricing also.

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