Toyota Innova Crysta on Display at 2016 Auto Expo; Launch in mid-2016
India’s bestselling MPV- Innova gets a complete makeover and makes a sizzling entry at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016 as ‘Crysta’. Fabricated on ‘Toyota`s New Global Architecture (TNGA)’ platform which happens to be the base for Toyota Fortuner as well, Toyota Innova continues to dominate the MPV segment as the king in terms of power, space, luxury and reliability. The vehicle as the automaker claims will be stiffer yet lighter in comparison to the monocoque used in the retiring model. The much anticipated Toyota Crysta will hit the domestic market probably in mid 2016; the vehicle will be manufactured at Karnataka’s TKM plant and will be highly localized.
Toyota Innova has been a hot selling product ever since its launch in 2005, but this makeover was much needed and it’s a due well paid. The Crysta MPV makes an entry as a big boy after a decade and has grown 150 mm longer, 70 mm wider and 35 mm taller when compared to the old Innova. To be precise Innova Crysta now measures 4735 mm in length, 1830 mm in width and 1795 mm in height. The increased dimension reflects in more cabin space, the wheelbase though remains the same at 2750 mm. Toyota Corolla Altis and new Camry have a huge influence on the Crysta, it has a big hexagonal front grille and sweptback headlamps, DRLs and flared wheel arches as well. The side still appears like a van but the tail lamps have been given a fresh look.
The interiors look exclusive with dual-tone layout with silver accents, top-end variant gets leather upholstery and bucket seats. Other additions include- climate control, navigation, voice command, LED mood lighting, Bluetooth connectivity, cooled glovebox and a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. There is no official update regarding the engine options, but Toyota is expected to offer the Crysta with the GD 2.4-L diesel engine churning 149 PS of power along with 342 Nm of twist mated to 5-speed manual gearbox, or else torque of 360 Nm mated to 6-speed auto box. The GD 2.8-L diesel variant churning out 177 PS, spotted at the Auto Expo is also on the list. And the excitement doesn’t end here! If the ban in Delhi NCR extends beyond March 31, 2016, the Japanese car maker will hopefully offer a four cylinder 2.0-L petrol variant of the Crysta that will generate 139 PS and peak torque of 183 Nm, coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
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