Showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and expected to make a market entry sometime during mid-2016, the Toyota Innova Crysta has been spotted in India. Pictures, published by Team-BHP, show a couple of examples of the upcoming MPV being driven together.
While official announcements are to follow, the Innova Crysta will replace the current Innova, and will not be sold alongside as it was earlier suggested. The latter’s production has also been stopped, which further strengthens the fact that Toyota will have only one product in the segment.
Powering the vehicle will be a wider range of engines, starting with the base 2.4-liter diesel and moving up to the more powerful 2.8-liter unit. The former will replace the ageing 2.5-liter unit (that powers the Innova and lower versions of the Fortuner) but despite the slight downsize will be more powerful by almost 50 hp.
The 2.8-liter unit is rated at 177 PS, and is likely to come with an automatic gearbox only. On the other hand, the 2.4-liter engined version will get a 5-speed manual as standard and a 6-speed automatic as an option. A 2-liter petrol engine can be included in the range as well.
The almost insurmountable ride quality is likely to continue. However, with increased features and a better interior, the Innova Crysta will surely feel more upmarket.