For those looking to drive around in a luxury MPV that provides bulletproof durability and a simple ownership experience, the Innova Crysta has been the go-to option since 2016. And an update is now due. For the Indonesian market, the facelifted version of the MPV has already been released and we expect identical changes to the Indian edition, which is scheduled to be introduced on November 24.
With this redesign, Toyota has introduced multi-array LED headlamps to the Innova Crysta, along with a new front grille, a resculptured bumper and a new alloy wheel configuration. Though we expect most of these changes to be carried over to the Indian version, in contrast to the Indonesia-spec edition, Toyota could opt to deliver a different alloy wheel configuration for our market.
The alterations are much more gradual on the inside. The touchscreen infotainment system, along with some form of connected car technology, has been upgraded to a 9-inch model that is supposed to deliver Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The dials in the instrument cluster have also been revised, aside from that. The cabin also features a new all-black paint scheme, but Toyota could sell it to give the cabin an airy ambience in a lighter hue for the Indian market. Toyota may also opt to add an air purifier to the climate control device itself, which would be integrated into it.
With a 2.4-litre diesel engine and a 2.7-litre petrol engine, the powertrain offerings are expected to stay the same. The petrol engine is fantastic for 166PS and 245Nm, while 150PS and 343Nm can be distributed by the gruntier diesel engine. A 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission can be specified for both engines.