Toyota’s all set to launch the Innova Crysta – the 2nd generation version of the super popular MPV – on the 3rd of May 2016. Almost everything you need to know about the new Innova, barring the price, is out. The brochure of the MPV has just leaked onto the interweb, and gives us an idea on why the Crysta will be the BEST Innova, ever.
Massive power and torque
146 Bhp-343 Nm and 174 Bhp-360 Nm
Toyota’s using a brand new range of turbo diesel engines on the Innova Crysta. Called the GD series, these engines are all-new units that have been receiving rave reviews for being super thermal efficient. The new Innova will get 2.4 liter and 2.8 liter turbo diesel GD engines, making 146 Bhp-343 Nm, and 174 Bhp-360 Nm respectively. The 2.8 liter diesel motor makes the Crysta the most powerful MPV sold in India. Nothing even comes remotely close.
Big on safety
7 airbags, VSC, hill hold, etc
It’s not about added performance alone. The Crysta goes big on safety as well. Toyota has packed the top-end variant of the MPV with some serious safety equipment. 7 SRS airbags, hill hold assist, ABS+EBD, vehicle stability control, and reverse parking sensors and camera are the various safety features available on the Crysta. Here again, the MPV hits the best-in-class button.
LED headlamps with projectors
Another feature that’s hitherto seen in MPVs are projector headlamps. These headlamps make light driving more comfortable, and safer. The Innova Crysta goes one step forward and adds LED lighting to the equation. LED lighting combined with projectors makes for some very potent illumination. This is yet another feature that’s seen for the first time on an MPV sold in India.
First diesel-automatic MPV in the country
6 speed AT
The Innova Crysta can be specified with a 6 speed automatic gearbox, which will drive the rear wheels. Through this feature, Toyota is addressing the long-pending demand of an automatic variant of its best selling vehicle. The Innova is a very popular personal MPV as well, and the addition of the 6 speed automatic gearbox should make the MPV a big draw among those who want a hassle-free people mover.
Big on features
Toyota has stuffed the new Innova Crysta with features, most of them never seen before in the MPV class. For instance, the rear AC also has an automatic climate control feature. Top-end variants of the Crysta get ambient lighting, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with navigation, 1-touch tumble and space-up rear seats, easy-slide front passenger seat, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, and a smart key with push start button.
Brochure courtesy Team-BHP