Toyota Innova Crysta Overview
You can see a number of people becoming increasingly health conscious. It’s not about the flat belly; but looking healthy and feeling it too, which is why you see a lot of people going for morning walks or heading towards gyms. The auto industry is no different and when you look at the new-gen Innova, you feel as if Toyota has put it through some laps on the treadmill. It’s been close to a decade now and finally we have the next-generation of the car here. There’s an addition to the name and it’s no longer just the Innova; it’s now called the Innova Crysta.
The Innova carried a big burden on its shoulders, when it replaced the Qualis, which, at that point in time, was the front-runner in the world of MPVs. The Innova proved its worth and soon Toyota had people eating out of their hands and, with the new one, the company’s plans haven’t changed. What has changed though is the look, as we’ve said earlier, the treadmill treatment does wonders to it.
Toyota Innova Crysta Design
What has changed though is the look, as we’ve said earlier, the treadmill treatment does wonders to it. With the Innova Crysta, Toyota has taken a big step in the right direction and it’s when you see that frameless front grille and the half a dozen or so slats that run across it, you understand what a distinct character it has got. The nose is larger and the ridge on the bonnet gives it a bit of muscle. The headlamps too give it a dose of ‘modernity’ and the LEDs add a bling to it. There is a bit of chrome, but not a splash of it up front and hence it doesn’t scream premium.View offers on Toyota Innova Crysta in Bangalore at Autozhop.
With these changes, the Innova Crysta sheds the typical van-like look up front. It’s more like an SUV and actually looks similar to the Fortuner and that’s why one tends to use terms like rugged and muscular to describe it. Move to the side and that’s where you see the silhouette of the old Innova; but the folks at Toyota have tried every trick in the book to make it look different and not like a van. However, the tapering glasshouse, the muscular fenders and the drooping roofline cannot really hide the MPV dimensions. In fact, the Innova Crysta is longer than its predecessor and yet the kerb weight of the car is just about 1855 kg. So, it still looks bulky, but the boomerang shaped tail lamps that overlap the rear windscreen give it a bit of pizzazz and that really works in its favour.
It’s taken a decade for the company to come out with the 2nd generation of the car and during this time it’s been listening to its customers and trying to understand what they really want out of a car, like the Innova. Is it only styling? Or usability? More Power? Or safety? Well, looking at the finished product, it looks like the change has come in all these departments and when you get to the cabin is when you realise how unlike a van the Innova Crysta has really become.
Toyota Innova Crysta Cabin
The cabin is where the merit lies. Toyota has made the interior—at least that of the top-end version we drove—quite luxurious. The indirect blue ambient illumination stands out, and is bright enough to be noticed during daytime. The dashboard in the manual variant gets silver-line decoration—a metallic strip artfully runs across the dash—and the ornamentation is in red-wood finish; in the automatic, you get hazel-brown-wood finish. The 3D design combination meter looks neat and the 4.2-inch TFT multi-information screen displays the needed drive information, such as fuel consumption, average speed, temperature, navigation, cruising range, phone calls and more. At the centre of the dashboard is a seven-inch capacitive touchscreen for audio and related functions.
The second row, Innova’s tour de force, has been further improved. There is ample legroom, enough back and under-thigh support, and the seat can be reclined to turn it into a narrow bed. Using a lever, the rear left-side passenger can slide the front seat to make more legroom. The rear AC is now automatic and gets a digital display. The front seatback has a tray—like found on aircraft seats—which can be opened for eating or reading; however, it is too small to hold a normal-sized 14-inch laptop.For more details on Toyota Innova Crysta visit Iftr2015hyd
The third row has 50:50 split seats with a one-touch easy space-up function to create more luggage space. What makes the Innova Crysta unique is that all seven seats can be reclined and come with height-adjustable headrests.
Toyota Innova Crysta Performance
Well, you get to choose from two engine options – the 2.4-litre and the 2.8-litre diesel engines. So, yes, when it’ll be launched, you cannot register one in Delhi. Sad, but true; and Toyota isn’t getting the one with the petrol engine yet. The 2.4-litre GD engine punches out 147bhp and that’s a big leap from the 101bhp, from the 2.5-litre one, in the earlier car, but this one’s only available with a 6-speed manual transmission.
The engine is pretty responsive and is at its happiest above 1500 rpm. The 343Nm torque kicks in to provide you that pulling power and you keep on pushing it. The gear throws are long and this makes it a bit tedious to operate. Also, the gear shifter loves to dance around, when in neutral; and then there’s a sense of deja vu, as we’ve seen this in its predecessor. It wiggles around a bit, when in neutral, and you don’t really want that if you’re behind the wheel, which gives you the feeling that you’re driving a large car.
On the mileage front, the car returns a decent 15-odd Km/l, which is good for a car that size, but when you call it premium, there needs to be something more on offer. Toyota is bringing in an automatic variant, but it’s available only in the 2.8-litre variant. It is more powerful and churns out a hefty 171bhp, which in turn comes mated to a 6-speed sequential shift gearbox.
There is a bit of lag, in the initial few gears, but as the torque kicks in, things start to look good. The Innova Crysta has a strong mid-range and this makes it quite nice to drive both in the city and highway driving conditions. The gearshifts are smooth, but, when you put your foot down on the throttle, the engine growls before settling into a nice little grunt. But the gearbox works well in both the manual and automatic modes and the overall experience is quite a treat.
Toyota Innova Crysta Driving
The well-proven performance of Innova is further enhanced with superior drive quality with advanced technology, such as vehicle stability control and hill-start assist control. The quick response of the engine, smooth change of gear ratios and the improved suspension quality assure high-speed drivability and comfort for the occupants.
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 Cost in Bangalore
Toyota Innova Crysta On Road Price is 18,67,671/- and Ex-showroom Price is 14,83,000/- in Bangalore. Toyota Innova Crysta comes in 8 colours, namely Garnet Red,Grey,Super White,Wildfire,White Pearl Crystal Shine,Silver,Avant Grade Bronze,White Pearl Crystal Shine Touring Sport. Toyota Innova Crysta comes with RWD with 2694 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 164 bhp@5200 rpm and Peak Torque 245 Nm@4000 rpm DRIVE TRAIN RWD and reaches 100 KMPH at N/A . Toyota Innova Crysta comes with Manual Transmission with RWD .
Toyota Innova Crysta Conclusion
This is the latest version of Innova, and comes with upgradation in all the areas, including exteriors, interiors, colour options, accessories and advanced safety features, making it a worthy as a new generation SUV.The Innova Crysta is a huge leap, in terms of design, refinement and even drivability. Mind you, all this comes at a price. Yes, the new-gen Innova will be pricier and this means you’ll have to shell out 15 to 20 per cent more for it. Prices might start at around ₹ 12 lakh and go all the way up to the 20 lakh mark and yes you might drop your jaw for a while and wonder if you should shell out that kind of money; but the answer is a simple one- yes, you should. It’s in a different league altogether and it has grown and how. It’s more than a people mover now and that’s what makes it interesting.