Toyota Innova Crysta Facelift Unveiled; India Launch Likely In 2021
A few days back, a set of spy shots revealed the facelift Toyota Innova Crysta. Now, the carmaker has officially launched the facelifted Innova Crysta in the Indonesian market.
Christened, the Kijang Innova, it previews the Innova Crysta facelift that will go on sale in the coming future. It is the first major update the MPV will receive since its reintroduction in 2016.
Upfront, the facelifted MPV features a new chrome lined trapezoidal grille which is a tad bigger than before. The otherwise unchanged headlamps have also received chrome extensions which flow into the front grille. It also gets a redesigned front bumper with updated fog lamps and a blacked-out lower section with a faux skid plate.
The side profile remains unchanged save for the new alloy wheels. Similarly at the back, the only visible change is the black hexagonal trim element in the centre of the tailgate housing the number plate.
On the inside, the basic layout of the cabin remains unchanged. It features minor updates like a slightly tweaked instrument cluster and an all-black cabin. In the higher variants, it also gets a larger 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It replaces the 7-inch unit found on the India-spec pre-facelift Innova. In India, the 9-inch unit is expected to get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support as the smaller 7-inch screen already gets it.
Other features on offer remain unchanged with 7 airbags, auto AC with rear AC vents, LED projector headlamps optional captain seats, push-button start, parking camera, ABS with EBD, hill launch assist, electronic stability program and ISOFIX child seat anchors.
Under the hood, the Indonesia-spec Innova gets a 139PS, 2.0-litre petrol engine and a 149PS, 2.4-litre diesel engine. However, in India, the Innova Crysta facelift will carry forward the same engine as before which were introduced on the BS6 Innova recently.
It gets a 2.4-diesel engine making 150PS and 343Nm (360Nm with automatic). The petrol engine, on the other hand, is a 2.7-litre unit making 166PS and 245Nm. Both the engines are offered with a 5-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed torque converter automatic.
Although Toyota India has not said anything about launching the Innova Crysta facelift in India, we expect it to happen early next year. It is expected to be priced at a slight premium over the current model which retails from Rs 15.66 lakh to Rs 23.63 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It will continue to take on likes of the Mahindra Marazzo, Maruti Ertiga and XL6.
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