Toyota Kirloskar Motor is all set to launch the new generation Innova MPV as Innova Crysta in India. Rumour has it that the vehicle will be launched in mid-2016. Ahead of the launch, the crash test performed on the new MPV registered good result.
The crash test conducted by the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) gave four stars in the five-star rating system. The tested model of the new Innova was the entry-level model without Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and that denied five-star rating for the popular MPV. The second generation model of the MPV obtained 14.10 points for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP). As for Child Occupant Protection (COP), Innova achieved 76 percent compliance that puts it within the 4-Star category rating. The model has Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Seatbelt Reminder (SBR) for both driver and front passenger, ISOFIX child seat anchors and top tether fitted as standard.
The tested model was manufactured in late 2015 and powered by the 2.0-litre petrol engine. Made in Indonesia, the models were destined to reach Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam markets.
The India-spec Innova Crysta will also sport the same in-line four-cylinder 2,000cc VVT-i petrol engine will develop 137bhp and 183Nm of torque, and will be available with manual and automatic transmissions. The diesel option will be the GD 2.4-litre replacing the old KD 2.5-litre engine. The 2,393cc engine develops 147bhp and 359Nm of torque mated to a manual gearbox. The diesel engine, which will also be available in six-speed automatic transmission, will have a slightly lesser torque of 342.2Nm, while power remains the same.