Toyota Innova Crysta Overview
Toyota has built an all new Innova and has named it the Innova Crrysta. The Crysta is a step above the original Innova and turns out to be a premium people mover with the new equipment and build, way up the ladder from where the first Innova started in 2005. The Innova Crysta is all new, based on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform. Since it began sales in 2005, the Innova had remained pretty much the same, save for a host of cosmetic updates which came in three batches with the last one coming in 2014.
The Innova Crysta ideally competes with the Mahindra XUV 500 and the soon to be launched Tata Hexa. The pricing though indicates that the Innova Crysta demands a chunky premium over its competition, something the buyers would pay for an equally reliable and better equipped car. Book a test drive for Innova Crysta in Tryaldrive
Toyota Innova Crysta Exterior
When you set eyes on the new Innova Crysta it’s obvious that Toyota wanted to take its MPV to a more luxurious and desirable place. And it shows in its design. The exterior is dominated by the two-slat hexagonal grille that runs vertically down the bumper. Toyota says this was done to make the car look wider. The grille is flanked by nice looking sweptback double barrel projector-halogen headlamps with DRLs. And that’s followed by the angled fog lamps lower down. What completes the striking fascia is the sharp lines with which the bonnet connects to this dramatic front end.
Move on to the sides and you are greeted by the earlier Innova’s characteristic MPV boxy cues. Toyota has tried to mask this look by smartly opting to use a sloping angular design for the third row window. Also, while the overall profile of the rear remains the same, the tail lamps are new and extend under the window. Engineers have incorporated fins on to the edges of the tail lamps and door mirror plates to aide streamlining. That said, the body lines from the wheel arches and the belt line meet at the rear bumper which sleekly surround the boot opening. This design imparts an unmistakeable premium look to the Crysta.
Toyota Innova Crysta Interior
This 2.7 ZX seven-seater Innova’s interior is same as one in the 2.8 diesel trim. So the cabin is upmarket, stylish, luxurious and comfortable like its sibling. The new interior is a major transformation over its predecessor and the use of high-grade materials gives the occupants a rich feel irrespective of the seat they are in. The black and dark brown leather upholstery for the seats looks good and the velvet padding on the door panels is nice and soft to touch. Although the design is aesthetically good, the lower half of the dashboard has some parts that feel hard and look cheap for a 20 lakh rupee car. Nevertheless, the seats are comfortable, especially the driver’s seat which comes with electronic aids to find you a comfy spot. The second row seats can be reclined and also offer a good thigh support. The third row occupants still sit in a knee up position due to the high floor board. But then, this row offers the same space as the older Innova. So, even if it’s not very generous, it is on par with vehicles in its segment. The large windows and good shoulder room make the cabin feel roomy and airy as well.
This automatic is offered also in the GX variant (seven-seater and eight-seater) apart from this top-end Innova Crysta ZX. The latter offers plenty of storage options and is also the most feature-packed MPV in the market. Features like remote entry system with start-stop button, automatic climate control, semi-digital instrument cluster, multi-function steering wheel, an easy to use seven-inch infotainment system with navigation, and so on have made the list very practical. And to top it all, the safety features are also top notch with seven airbags as standard along with ABS, EBD and BA.
Toyota Innova Crysta Performance
The new generation Innova gets new diesel engines which will replace the existing KD family of engines which powers the current generation models.
The new Innova Crysta is launched in the market with two diesel engine options.The smaller 2.4 Litre unit is capable of producing about 150 Ps of peak power and 343 Nm of torque, this engine is paired to a five speed manual transmission. The other engine on offer is the bigger 2.8 Litre unit which produces about 174 Ps of peak power and 360 Nm of torque, this engine is paired to a new six speed Automatic transmission with sequential gearshifts. This engine actually also gets two different driving modes including economy and power modes.
The petrol variant of the Innova Crysta is available with a single powertrain option which includes the 2.7 litre Dual VVT-I unit, this engine is capable of producing about 166 Hp of peak power at 5200 rpm and 245 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. The engine is paired to 5 speed manual as well as 6 speed automatic transmission. The petrol powered Innova Crysta returns an ARAI certified fuel economy of 10.83 kmpl for the automatic transmission and 9.89 kmpl for the manual transmission.
Toyota Innova Crysta Driving
Toyota’s new Innova Crysta is built on a frame that’s more rigid due to the additions of more cross members and additional welding points. This would’ve translated into a weight gain but to counter this, high tensile steel has been used for the chassis frame, underbody (reinforcements), upper body (A and B pillar) and seat structure. Drive the Crysta and the rigidity of the frame shines through purposefully. Overall, the ride on the new car is softer than in the old Innova but the body movement isn’t excessive. We noticed that the ride on the Crysta’s manual transmission version is softer when compared to the automatic car. Also, push the Crysta through a series of long curves and you will appreciate the higher grip, and the lighter, more responsive steering compared to the older Innova.
Toyota Innova Crysta Safety
The braking system of the Innova Crysta has front disc and rear drum brakes with anti-lock braking system as a standard in all variants. The Innova Crysta models have three airbags, one for the driver, one for the co-passenger and the third one for the knee of the driver. The top-end variant ZX has a front side and curtain airbags as additional safety features for the occupants.
Toyota Innova Crysta Ex-Showroom Price in Mumbai ranges from 13,65,387/- (Innova Crysta 2.4 G MT 7 Seater) to 22,28,807/- (Innova Crysta 2.8 ZX AT 7 Seater Touring Sport). Get best offers for Toyota Innova Crysta from Toyota Dealers in Mumbai. Check for Innova Crysta price in Mumbai at Carzprice
Toyota Innova Crysta Conclusion
We didn’t mention about the fuel efficiency figures earlier as they are pretty dismal. In fact, this can prove to be a deal breaker. We managed to get around 10.4kmpl on the highway and 7.9kmpl within the city. But we believe the fuel economy criteria can take a back seat for the engine’s higher refinement levels.So if you are looking for a MPV with loads of space, good enough to ferry around six people comfortably and don’t really have a high daily usage, this one makes sense for you. But the biggest barrier can be the high ex-showroom price of Rs 19.62 lakh for this top trim despite being a package with high levels of luxury, refinement and performance. At Rs 1.3-1.4lakh more you can get the punchier diesel with the same features and equipment.