Toyota Innova has been the default choice if someone wanted a premium MPV. It didn’t really have any competition until the Kia launched its Carnival, which did shake things a little bit and the Innova Crysta was also showing its age. Toyota knew this so they were working on the facelift for the Innova Crysta. So, today we list down all the new possible changes that we can expect from the Toyota Innova Crysta Facelift.
The facelift of the Innova Crysta will get a revised front bumper that has new triangular housing, which is finished in piano-black for the vertically stacked turn indicators. The grille is now larger and is finished in piano-black. The grille is surrounded with a thick slat of chrome and Toyota has added more horizontal slats to the grille for an aggressive stance. For a continuous look, there are chrome extensions in the grille, which merges with the LED headlamps that now comes with new LED Daytime Running Lamps. The side profile stays unchanged, but we can expect a new design for the alloy wheels. At the rear, you get a new hexagonal design for the number plate holder and a black panel between the tail lamps.
Interior and equipment
There are not many changes to the interior except there might be a lighter themed cabin for a more airy feel. However, there are some features that will be added to the Innova Crysta Facelift to make it more attractive. For instance, there will be a new 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system which will replace the current one. It will be equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Toyota will also be offering an air purifier which will purify the cabin’s air. It is an important addition to the equipment list considering the conditions that we currently have to live in. We are also expecting some new features like a redesigned instrument cluster and a 360-degree camera which should make parking easy. Toyota Innova Crysta will continue to offer features like 7 airbags, cruise control, automatic headlamps, ambient lighting, smart entry, welcome lamps, push button to start/stop, cooled glovebox and much more.
Toyota will be offering the same 2.7-litre petrol engine and 2.4-litre diesel engine of the Innova Crysta with the facelift, but they will be now BS6 compliant because of the stricter emission norms. The 2.7-litre petrol engine produces 166 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 245 Nm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential Shift. Whereas, the 2.4-litre turbocharged diesel engine produces 150 PS of max power and 343 Nm of peak torque if you get the 5-speed manual gearbox or 360 Nm of peak torque if you opt for the 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential Shift.
The price of the Toyota Innova Crysta Facelift will be hiked by Rs. 50,000 over the current prices. This means that the facelift is expected to start from Rs. 16 lakhs ex-showroom for the base variant and go all the way upto Rs. 24.5 lakhs ex-showroom for the top-end variant.
Launch and Competitors
The Toyota Innova Crysta Facelift is expected to launch later this month while the deliveries of the new MPV should begin in December 2020. Toyota Innova Crysta Facelift will continue to compete with the likes of Kia Carnival and the Mahindra Marazzo, and will be sandwiched between the two MPVs.
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