Toyota reportedly plans to roll out a mid-cycle update for the current-gen Innova Crysta which is the bread and butter offering for it in India in 2020. While the facelifted Innova Crysta is still at least a few months away from being unveiled, our digital graphics expert, Shoeb Kalania has produced a speculative rendering of the facelifted model.
The Innova Crysta is the best-selling Toyota in India and is known for doing an average monthly sales of approximately 6,000 units. Despite the market slowdown, its sales stumbled down to just 6% to 74,137 in FY19. With the facelifted Innova Crysta, Toyota hopes to maintain a firm grip on the MPV market until the next-gen Innova arrives in a few years from now.
The facelifted Toyota Innova Crysta should feature moderate design changes, as depicted in the rendering. It may carry updated, full-LED headlamps in a refreshed design. The radiator grille too should be revised a bit, while the front bumper could sport a beefier look with muscular outer ends. The rendering shows newly-designed fog lamps as well, in a triangular shape. On the sides, there would be a fresh set of alloy wheels, while at the rear, the bumper and the tail lamps could be slightly tweaked units.
In addition to revamped looks, the new Toyota Innova Crysta will likely have a number of new comfort and convenience features. Unlike the current model's infotainment system, the new model's infotainment system should offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Outside India, the old MPV is available with an infotainment system that offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, but that seems like an aftermarket unit, not a Toyota-developed one.
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In other updates, reports have hinted that the next-gen Toyota Innova Crysta will be powered by a hybrid system instead of the traditional diesel engine. The company has been working on cleaner and eco-friendly vehicles, and the replacement of diesel engines with hybrid powertrain is a step in the very same direction. At the same time, a large number of Toyota MPVs, SUVs and pickup trucks still rely on diesel engines at large. Toyota started phasing out the diesel-powered passenger vehicles in Europe last year.