Toyota Innova Crysta spied at dealership ahead of launch
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To go on sale from May 3, 2016.
A Toyota Innova Crysta was spotted at a dealership, which could mean that a launch date is nearing. Reports state that it will launch for sale on May 3, and will be available in two diesel variants spread across three grades.
The new Toyota Innova features an evolutionary exterior styling in line with the company’s global products. Compared to the first gen Innova, it has grown by 150 mm in length, 70 mm in width and 35 mm in height, although the wheelbase is identical. It measures 4,735 mm long, 1,830 mm wide and 1,795 mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2,750 mm.
It will be available in three grades: GX, VX and ZX. The top-end Innova Crysta will be one of the most feature-packed MPVs in the market with standard equipment such as smart entry system with start/stop button, seven airbags as standard along with ABS, EBD and BA, automatic climate control, 7-inch audio system with navigation, wood trim on steering wheel, automatic projector headlamps and 17 inch alloy wheels.
Under the hood, Toyota will offer two diesel options: 2.4L and 2.8L GD engines. The smaller engine outputs 149 PS and 343 Nm of torque, while the latter produces 177 PS and 360 Nm of torque. Transmission options include 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearboxes. An AT option is only available in the base GX and top-end ZX grade.
Rivals: Renault Lodgy, Honda Mobilio
Expected release date: May 3, 2016
Expected price: INR 13 lakhs upwards ex-Showroom