While Toyota unveiled its new-gen Innova as Innova Crysta in India at the 13th edition of the Auto Expo 2016, the company did not divulge any details on the launch of the model in India. But if the emerging reports are anything to go by, the new Innova Crysta will be launched in the domestic market in mid-2016.
A report of ET Auto reveals that the new Innova Crysta could hit the Indian roads in mid-2016. It is being said that Toyota, which is also hurt by the Supreme Court's interim decision to ban diesel cars with a displacement of 2000cc and above in the Delhi NCR region, is also planning to roll out petrol engines for all its future models as the car maker thinks that the ban that is currently only on the 2.0L engines could get extended. If this rings true, the Innova Crysta petrol will also make it to the market.
At the heart of Innova Crysta is a 2.4-litre diesel engine that develops 147bhp at 3,400rpm and 359Nm of torque at 1,200-2,800rpm, and an in-line four-cylinder 2,000cc VVT-i petrol engine developing 137bhp and 183Nm of torque. As for transmission, Toyota equips its new-gen Innova MPV with manual and automatic gearboxes. The braking duties of the MPV are done by disc brakes up front and drum brakes in the rear, employed in 215/55 R17 tyres.
The second-generation Innova features automatic climate control with rear auto cooler, 7-inch audio system with navigation, cruise control and power-driver seat. On the safety front, the Innova Crysta offers airbags as standard across all variants, including the base. It also offers Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), and Brake Assist as standard on all variants.