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Toyota Innova Crysta

The flagship vehicle of Toyota, the Innova started its journey in India over 11 years back in 2005. It was introduced as an able replacement to its successful and popular MUV, the Qualis. Initially, when introduced, people were a little skeptical about an MPV, but gradually owing to its relevance, awareness, performance, comfort, interiors and drive quality, it became popular and became the most sought after MPV in Indian auto history and was the bestseller for Toyota in India. Even though, over the years, rival automakers have released MPVs, the Toyota Innova held firm ground and it was and is still the market leader in the MPV segment.

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Even though it was numero uno in the MPV segment, the Japanese automaker, Toyota decided to give the Innova a much needed update and therefore, released the second-gen model, the Innova Crysta in May 2016. This is a more premium and upscale than its predecessor. The vehicle sees a lot of upgrades, major cosmetic changes, and is equipped with a bunch of innovative and comfort-enhancing features. And not to miss it comes in both manual and automatic versions and price-wise, it is a lot more than its predecessor.But nothing seems to deter its rollercoaster ride, as the Indian consumer, swears by it and the booking figures of 18,000 in less than a month are testimony to this!

Toyota Innova Crysta

Did you know this about the Toyota Innova Crysta?

  • Within less than a month since its launch, the Innova Crysta has clocked over 18,000 bookings and counting.
  • The first generation model of the Toyota Innova was released in 2005.
  • The next generation model of the Toyota Innova, with a newly christened name, the Innova Crysta was released in May 2016.
  • The Innova Crysta is built on the new Toyota's Global Architecture platform.
  • There are 4 variants made available- G, Gx, Vx, and Zx.

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  • To date, Toyota has retailed over 6 lakh Innovas in India.
  • World over, this popular MPV has clocked sales of about 1.6 million units.
  • Other than India, the Innova is sold globally in three other markets, Thailand, Dubai, and Indonesia.
  • Currently, the Innova enjoys a strong market share of about 35% in the Indian auto market.
  • On an average, 5,500 units were sold every month.
  • The older, or the first-gen model of the Toyota Innova will be phased out completely and it will only be available in the used car market. And for used car valuation, IBB Trade and Car Comparison, visit, IndianBlueBook.

Vehicle Insights- What is new?

  • Overall, the Toyota Innova has undergone a complete makeover and it is literally a brand-new MPV and is also rechristened the Innova Crysta.
  • It is available in a total of 10 variants offered in two different engine options and comes in both manual and automatic trims.
  • It has a smarter, premium, and a more luxurious cabin and come with more spacing.
  • It sports a bolder and aggressive stance and wears a SUV-esque profile.

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Specifications

Toyota Innova Crysta

Automaker

Toyota

Year of Launch

2016

Body Type

MPV

Engine Mill

5 and 6-gear, 2.4L and 2.8L engines

Engine capacity

2393cc

Variants

2.4 G MT 7-Seater
2.4 GX MT 7-Seater
2.4 GX MT 8-Seater
2.4 G MT 8-Seater
2.8 GX AT 8-Seater
2.4 VX MT 7-Seater
2.4 VX MT 8-Seater
2.8 GX AT 7-Seater
2.4 ZX MT 7-Seater
2.8 ZX AT 7-Seater

Pricing

INR 13.83 lakhs to

INR 20.77 lakhs

Transmission Type

Manual/Automatic

Number of cylinders

4

Maximum Power- bhp@rpm

148bhp @ 3400rpm

171bhp @ 3400rpm

Maximum Torque- Nm @rpm

343Nm @ 1400-2800rpm

360Nm @ 1400-2800rpm

Length

4735mm

Width

1830mm

Height

1795mm

Ground clearance

167mm

Wheelbase

2750mm

Boot space

400L

Kerb Weight

1805 Kg

Gross Weight

2430 Kg

Tyre Type

Tubeless

Can Seat

7-8

Fuel tank capacity

55

Fuel Type

Diesel

Mileage on Highways

N/A

In City Mileage

14.29kmpl to 15.10kmpl

Top Speed

175kmph

Acceleration 0-100kmph

12 seconds

Drive Train

FWD

Updated and Features Rich

Features

Toyota Innova Crysta

Air conditioner

Yes

Heater

Yes

Power windows Front

Yes

Power windows Rear

Yes

Power Steering

Yes

Airbags

Yes- Driver, Passenger, Side Airbags

ABS

Yes

Keyless entry

Yes

Central Locking

Yes

Cruise Control

Yes

USB & Auxiliary Input

Yes

Speakers

Yes

Bluetooth connectivity

Yes

GPS Navigation

Yes

Automatic Headlamps

Yes

Steering Mounted Audio

Yes

Rear Parking Sensor

Yes

Rear Parking Camera

Yes

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

Yes

Climate Control

Yes

Interestingly, do you know which version is selling more?

It is unbelievable. But it is the automatic transmission that is most sought after. Especially, the top-end ZX variant is really hogging the booking circuit and incidentally, the automatic transmission has garnered over 60% of the total bookings of 18,000 and counting. And not to miss it is also higher priced at INR 20.78 lakhs and this does not seem to be a deterrent in the least. People prefer the automatic to its many manual transmissions even though the first-gen Innova offered only a manual transmission. In fact, this is a surprising revelation both for the consumers’ as well as the automaker.

And what do booking figures stand at since its May 2016 launch?

The Toyota Innova Crysta is seeing an unbelievable 18,000 bookings since its launch and that too in relatively such a short time. It could never have been better for this top seller. The current waiting period is about 4 months but with the automaker’s plan to ramp up productions to at least 7000 units a month, the waiting period could be reduced.

What are the future plans for the Toyota Innova Crysta?

  • Owing to sustained demand and also positive reviews of the Toyota Innova Crysta, the company plans to ramp up production so as to reduce the waiting period and bridge the gap between demand and supply.
  • As there is a current diesel vehicle ban enforced in parts of the county and with many more States contemplating a diesel vehicle ban, the company will release its petrol variant very soon.
  • The petrol engine will be the same 2.7L, 4-cylinder, VVT-i motor which is already part of its Indonesian model.
  • Toyota wants to grow its flagship and bestselling model several notches higher and give it a more competitive edge.
  • The company plans to ramp up its export vehicle production so as to address increasing demand for this vehicle.

At Closing Bell- The Future Visions for Toyota Innova Crysta

At the launch event of the Innova Crysta, the Vice Chairman & Whole-time Director of Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Mr. Shekar Viswanathan shared the automaker’s vision for the Innova Crysta and in his words, "Ever since its launch in India, the Innova has maintained its No. 1 positioning in its segment. Often referred to as a segment creator and better known to be synonymous with MPVs in India, the Toyota Innova is one such iconic brand which is not just the pride of Toyota but the pride of over 6 lakh owners of Innova in India. Now, with the new Innova Crysta, we intend to take this commitment a notch above by giving our customers the best Innova possible in terms of powerful performance, luxurious features, comfort, and most importantly safety. The new Innova 'Crysta' is sure to get everybody excited."

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