The 2016 Auto Expo has just started today at Greater Noida, with an array of new products being unveiled, while a lot more is in store. The much awaited all new 2016 Toyota Innova will also finally get introduced to the Indian car market at the ongoing Auto Expo.
In India, the all new Toyota Innova will be known as the Innova Crysta, and is thought to be placed above the ongoing model while both the models are expected to be offered for sale alongside. This is because the new generation Innova is a much more premium and heavily loaded MPV than its previous generation model, and this makes it more expensive as well, which Toyota India fears might not go down well with the Indian consumers and might affect overall sales. Thus, the ongoing Innova could retain its own position in India, while the all new Innova Crysta would attract the more premium buyers. This arrangement could be beneficial for Toyota India, as the Innova has been its bestselling product.
Coming back to the new generation model of the MPV, the 2016 Innova Crysta is truly an all-new model and comes with a new design language, a new platform, new engine and lots of added new features, all of which together make it a best ever Innova. The all new Toyota Innova Crysta MPV is scheduled for an official Indian launch sometime later within this year.
The new-gen Toyota Innova Crysta is based on the Japanese car major’s new platform called the ‘Toyota New Global Architecture’ that is stiffer yet lighter than the outgoing model’s platform. The all new Toyota Fortuner premium SUV that is yet to come to India is also built on the same platform.
The all new 2016 Toyota Innova MPV in the Indonesian car market is offered both in petrol and diesel versions, but the vehicle is expected to come to India only in its diesel guise powered by the 2.4 liter GD diesel motor which comes paired to a 6 speed automatic transmission. This engine is capable of developing a top power of 147 bhp and a peak torque of 360 Nm.
The new Toyota Innova Crysta looks much more stylish and contemporary than its predecessor and shares design cues with the all new Fortuner, new Camry and Corolla. It gets a bolder new face with a huge twin-slatted hexagonal grille in chrome, stylish new headlights with projector lamps along with LED DRLs, new bumper design and new fog lights. At its rear, the new MPV model gets new stylish boomerang shaped tail lights and newly designed bumper. Although, it retains the overall shape of the MPV is retained, it also gets a refreshing new side profile with new more prominent wheel arches, new side panels and stylish new alloy wheels.
The new generation Toyota Innova Crysta has even grown bigger and offers a roomier interior than before. The new gen MPV model will continue to offer second row captain seats, while the third row will have a flat bench-type seat.