Toyota Kirloskar India Limited is all set to upgrade the Innova Crysta MPV and the Fortuner SUV on the 8th of April. The MPV and SUV will get upgraded interiors, making them more luxurious than before. The updates are also likely to make the Innova Crysta and Fortuner pricier.
Meanwhile, here are the new features that the Toyota Innova Crysta will receive: heat rejection glass, USB charging points and new speakers on the VX MT, ZX MT and ZX AT trims, and ivory interior colour for the ZX and ZX AT trims. The Fortuner will get perforated seats, heat rejection glass, new speakers, and a Chamois interior colour. Apart from these changes, the MPV and SUV will be similar to the current models.
Mechanically, the Innova Crysta and Fortuner will remain unchanged. The Innova Crysta will be offered with 2.4 and 2.8 liter turbocharged diesel engines outputting 143 Bhp-343 Nm and 171 Bhp-360 Nm. While the smaller engine gets a 6 speed manual gearbox, the larger engine gets a 6 speed torque converter gearbox as standard.
Both engines drive the rear wheels of the MPV. There’s a petrol engine on offer as well – the 2.7 liter-4 cylinder unit with 163 Bhp of peak power and 245 Nm of peak torque. This engine gets 5 speed manual and 6 speed torque converter automatic gearboxes. Prices of the Innova Crysta start from Rs. 14.93 lakhs.
The Fortuner shares its 2.7 liter petrol engine and the 2.8 liter diesel engine with the Innova Crysta. The petrol engine is paired to a 5 speed manual and a 6 speed automatic gearbox option while the diesel engine gets 6 speed manual and automatic gearbox options. The Fortuner is also available with rear wheel drive anf 4 wheel drive options. The luxury SUV is the best seller in its segment, and prices start from Rs. 27.83 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi.
Both the Innova Crysta and Fortuner bring in the bulk of Toyota’s revenue from the Indian market. The Innova Crysta is bought both by cab operators and private car buyers for the sheer comfort it offers, its high reliability and also low maintenance cost. By offering an automatic gearbox on the diesel model, Toyota has made the MPV very attractive to private car buyers as it’s not cumbersome to drive. As for the Fortuner, it enjoys huge street cred, and this is one of its biggest selling points. Like the Innova, the Fortuner is also very reliable and costs little to maintain. Both the Innova Crysta and Fortuner have high resale, which is another factor that drives buyers towards them.