After the introduction of the third generation Toyota Innova, the HyCross, the Japanese carmaker decided to axe the petrol version of the Crysta, making it only available in a diesel variant. In addition, it is exclusively available with a manual transmission.
But, if you are a buyer looking for a future-proof Toyota Innova, you should consider the Innova HyCross. It is offered in both petrol and hybrid engines. There are, however, other Toyota cars in India that offer hybrid engines, such as the Hyryder and their flagship sedan, the Camry.
As far as the Innova Crysta’s pricing is concerned, only the lower variants of the Crysta are launched with a starting ex-showroom price of Rs 19.99 lakh. The carmaker will introduce other variants as well. And, just so you know, the starting price of the Innova HyCross is cheaper than the Crysta, which is at Rs 18.55 lakh.
So, if you are a buyer who wants a capable diesel-MUV with a good resale value and that too, reliable, you should definitely consider the Innova Crysta.
Unlike the Innova HyCross’s cost-effective monocoque, the Japanese carmaker utilised the off-road centric ladder-on-frame chassis for the Innova Crysta, as a result, the Crysta boasts more capability. In addition, it also has a rear-wheel drivetrain, which is an added-benefit.
Now, as far as the performance is concerned, the BS6 Phase-2 compliant Toyota Innova Crysta is exclusively powered by a 2.4-litre turbocharged diesel engine, which is tuned to churn out 147.51 bhp at 3400 rpm and 343 Nm of peak torque at 2800 rpm. As mentioned earlier, this MUV makes its rear wheels spin via a standard five-speed manual transmission. As of now, the carmaker hasn’t announced to bring back the automatic transmission.
Further, this vehicle stores its fuel in a 55-litre fuel tank. It has a pretty decent fuel tank, especially considering the overall size of the MUV. Given that, the Crysta was among the bestselling vehicles in the country. You can check out the Crysta price on the autoX website.
In terms of fuel efficiency, one can, however, expect a similar mileage to the outgoing BS6 engine of the Innova Crysta. For your reference, the outgoing diesel version of the Innova Crysta had an ARAI-certified mileage of 12 km/l. Speaking of mileage, there are other MUVs in India that can offer better mileage than the Innova Crysta.
Keeping the engine performance aside, the Innova cars is known for offering a comfortable ride, thanks to its soft suspension setup. It has the same setup as before, though. It uses a double wishbone suspension with torsion bar at the front and a four-link with coil spring suspension at the rear. The Toyota cars has tuned the suspension by keeping the Indian roads in mind. That is why, this vehicle is able to glide through the undulations and rough patches with ease. As seen in the past, the suspension setup gets better and better with a new-gen Innova.
Moving on, the Innova Crysta can either be had with steel rims or alloy wheels. The variant with steel rims has a tyre profile of 205/65 R16, while the alloy wheels variant has a bigger tyre profile of 215/55 R17. Moreover, the braking duties are taken care of drum-disc brakes. Like any other mass-market car except for a few, the disc brakes are at the front and drum brakes are at the rear. This setup is standard across the variants.
The base model of the Toyota Innova Crysta has a generous number of features. Yes, a few features here and there are obviously different from the top model, but it shouldn’t let you lament, especially if you are not a hardcore feature-oriented buyer.
To start with, the base model of the Innova Crysta, it packs central locking, child safety lock, manual HVAC with roof-mounted vents, manually adjustable anti-glare IRVM, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, 12 V charging sockets (2), single-tone fabric upholstery (black), etc. In contrast, the top model has a leather upholstery.
Further, the base model also has a cooled glove box, a sunglass holder, front and rear cupholders, front and rear power windows, electrically adjustable ORVMs, a rear wiper, and a digital clock with a semi digital instrument cluster. So, these are few Crysta’s features that are there in the base model. Considering the Innova Crysta’s price, the features does justify the price tag. But that will only the time will tell if it practically justifies the price.
As for entertainment, the base model of the Innova Crysta lacks basic new-age connectivity features. Some as a Bluetooth, auxiliary, USB, AM/FM Radio, iPod compatibility, and steering mounted controls. It also misses out on Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. These features, however, can be had in the top model of the Crysta. Access the curated list of features and specifications, and can compare cars on those aspects on the autoX website.
In terms of safety, you get a standard manually adjustable anti-glare IRVM, rear parking sensors. An engine immobilizer, a hill-hold control, traction control, ESP, brake assist, and ABS with EBD. Further, the base model is equipping with three airbags, while the top model is equip with seven airbags.
Prices and Variants
As mentioned earlier, the Innova Crysta demands a premium over the all-new Innova HyCross. The starting ex-showroom price of the Crysta is Rs 19.99 lakh for the base model are 2.4 GX 7 STR. Top model is 2.4 ZX 7 STRand it goes up to Rs 25.43 lakh. All are ex-showroom prices, Delhi.
You can check out the latest location-based Toyota Innova Crysta’s price list on the autoX website.
Buy other seven seater cars, such as the Hyundai Alcazar, Mahindra XUV700, Mahindra Marazzo, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, and the Kia Carens, to name a few. You can also consider the Kia Carnival which is a premium alternative to the Toyota Innova.
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