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Toyota Innova Facelift arrives at dealerships before official launch

Toyota Innova is a brand in itself. It is one of the most popular MPV in our market and has been in the market for some time. Innova was launched in our market back in 2005 and since then it had a very successful run in our market. Innova received a generation update years ago and more premium looking Innova Crysta took its place. Just like Innova, Crysta has also been doing well in terms of sales and Toyota has been working on a facelift for Crysta. Several render images have already surfaced online and here we have set of images that show facelifted Innova Crysta that has reached dealership in India before official launch.

The pictures have been shared by Autocar on their forum. The leaked image show the updated Toyota Innova Crysta in front of what looks like a dealership. Toyota has done minor changes to the MPV to give it a fresh look. The main difference in comparison to the older version is definitely the front grille. The front now gets a trapezoid shaped grille with chrome or silver outlines (depending upon the trim). There are black horizontal slats inside the grille as well. Headlamps retain the same shape and size.

Other noticeable change on the facelifted Crysta is the new bumper. It gets a skid plate shaped insert in the lower part of the bumper and that is where the fog lamps are placed. The version seen in the pictures is a lower variant and does not get fog lamp. Turn indicators have also been redesigned and the black garnish around it adds a muscular feel to it. Higher variants are expected to get front parking sensors too.

Moving to the side profile, the design of the MPV remains the same. The only change here is the alloy wheels that come with new design. The rear looks the same as before and other changes in the facelifted Innova Crysta include plush leather seats for higher trims, updated touchscreen infotainment screen that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

In terms of engine and gearbox option. The facelifted version is expected to get BS6 complaint petrol and diesel engine. The petrol version will be powered by a 2.7 litre unit that generates 164 bhp and 245 Nm of torque. The diesel version which is seen in the image uses a 2.4 litre unit generating 148 Bhp and 343 Nm of peak torque. Both petrol and diesel engine options would be offered with manual and automatic transmission options. Some reports suggest that the price for lower variants of facelifted Innova Crysta would remain the same as pre-facelift whereas the higher variants would see a price hike. The Toyota Innova Crysta used to be available with a more powerful 2.8 liter turbocharged diesel engine, which is now available only on the Fortuner. Toyota is unlikely to relaunch the bigger engine in the facelifted Innova Crysta.