Toyota has updated its segment toppers – Innova Crysta and Fortuner with new features in India. The additional features will increase the mileage of both the vehicles.
Toyota’s most selling vehicle in India, the Innova Crysta was launched last year. The top-end of the vehicle initially came with 17-inch rims but later, Toyota switched back to 16-inch rims after customer feedback. Many customers faced tyre damage under heavy load and bad road conditions.
Toyota has now equipped the top-end – Z-variant of the vehicle with 17-inch tyres. Toyota has also added the automatic start-stop feature in the Innova Crysta and the Fortuner. The start-stop technology automatically switches off the vehicle when the vehicles idle at a traffic signal for more than a certain amount of time. The feature increases the mileage of the vehicles substantially.
The automatic start-stop feature is only available with the automatic variant of the Fortuner and the Innova Crysta. There were speculations earlier that Toyota will launch both the vehicles with “Hybrid” feature but it turns out that only automatic start-stop feature has been added. Notably, Mahindra dubs the same feature as “Micro Hybrid”, which could have sparked the rumours.
The 8-seater GX trim of Innova Crysta also gets extra features like rear-seat centre armrest, driver seat height adjuster and rear air-conditioning vents. Toyota has made the door ajar warning standard for all the variants across its range. Toyota has also equipped the V trim of the vehicle with GPS navigation system.
Earlier, Toyota had launched the sportier version of the Innova Crysta in the form of Crysta Touring Sport, which was launched in both petrol and diesel engine options. The car gets a body kit and is available in only 7-seat version. Toyota Fortuner and the Innova Crysta are the most selling vehicles in their respective segments in India.