the second generation Innova gets shaper exterior design and premium cabin

The Toyota Innova surely set a new standard in the MPV market of India, this vehicle also replaced the Toyota Qualis which itself was also a very successful product from the Japanese automaker and known for its capability of transporting large family from one place to another comfortably. The Toyota Innova replaced the Toyota Qualis and instantly became a hit and popular for its spacious and quality interior.

Things were going well for this people mover until recently the MPV market took a whole new turn after Maruti Suzuki entered the market with their new offering called Ertiga in 2012, while Honda later introduced the Mobilio. Although there are few other offerings from Chevrolet and Nissan but honestly they are not as popular compared to the above mentioned names. The best things about the new generation MUV’s are that they are the cheaper alternative to the ageing and comparatively expensive Innova which existed in the market for a long time.

Now that its backdated styling has taken its toll in its sales figures Toyota decided that this was the best time to introduce the next generation people mover to the scene.

The new generation Innova’s images and details surfaced online recently when Toyota unveiled the car in Indonesia and later launched it there. Now that almost all the information and details are available we have decided to give you the first impression of this people mover.

To begin with let us first inform you that the new generation Innova has been built on a completely new ladder frame platform which also supports the new generation Fortuner and Hilux Revo. As far its drivetrains are concerned the new Innova ditches its KD engines and has gone for downsized GD engines which are actually more powerful as well as fuel efficient at the same time.

At the recently concluded Auto Expo 2016, Toyota showcased the new Innova christened as Innova Crysta. The car looked identical to the one we have seen in the Indonesian website. The Crysta badging is probably an effort to give the new Innova a more distinguished identity. The new generation Innova looks sharp and upmarket, way more stylish than the previous model and it gets plenty of new updates as well

Update 08.08.2016:- Toyota introduced the Petrol variant of the Innova Crysta in India. The Innova Crysta petrol is available with three trims including the GX, VX and the top end Z trim. The top end Z trim is available only with automatic transmission.

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2016 Toyota Innova Crysta


2016 Toyota Innova Crysta Exterior
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2016 Toyota Innova Crysta Exterior
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The new Innova Crysta like we already mentioned looks sharper and edgier than before and if you ask me this people mover is also previewing Toyota’s new designs language which can also be seen in some of their recent products as well. Talk about swize and the new generation Inoova Crysta is wider as well as longer than its predecessor which in turn has created more room inside the cabin.

Towards the front the Innova gets wraparound headlamps which gets integrated projector and LED units . Apart from the new headlamp unit the front profile also gets massive grille with chrome laden slats. The long front hood also gets some edgy character lines as well.

The side profile however looks simple but the new ORVM’s gets integrated side indicators and the huge glass area towards the side profile helps even the third row passengers to get proper view of their surroundings. The highlight of the side profile however is the diagonally cut D pillars.

Walk towards the rear profile and you will greeted with the double layered completely new wrap around taillamps.The rear profile also gets an integrated rear spoiler as well which gives this massive vehicle some sporty appearance. There is even a shark fin antenna towards the rear roof area. Lastly the rear deep opening tailgate completes the overall look of the new Innova Crysta. The rear tailgate also gets the Smart Close back door system which automatically locks the door once it has been released.

Overall Toyota has gone for the grand tourer type styling on the new generation Innova and it definitely looks impressive and much more modern than its predecessor.


Length 4, 735 m
Width 1, 830 mm
Height 1, 795 mm
Wheelbase 2, 750 mm


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2016 Toyota Innova Crysta Interior
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The new generation Innova gets a completely revamped cabin. What attracted our attention even more is the fact that it also gets a Smart key with immbobilizer which is also actually available with many premium cars as well.

Step inside and the flowing dashboard design with silver and wood inserts looks quite driver eccentric and well equipped. The new steering wheel gets wrapped in leather (available with higher grades), the steering wheel also gets mounted audio controls as well. For the first time the Innova Crysta also gets new premium illumination LED ambient lighting system. You cannot miss the newly designed instrument cluster as well just behind the steering wheel which gets a 4.2 inch TFT Multi information display along with twin pods which gets 3D effects on them.

The highlight of the interior definitely has to be the new instrument panel design and modern looking 7.0 Inch touchsreen equipped infotainment system with air gesture control (this feature will most probably be available with the top end trim). The new combination meter design with white light background This completely new infotainment system also supports Bluetooth, aux and SD card. What else is also new is a new voice command system. As far as the seats are concerned the second row gets one touch tumble seats as well which also helps provide easier access to the third row passenger seats. Toyota has also equipped the Innova with an automatic climate control system and even rear AC vents.


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The new generation Innova gets new diesel engines which will replace the existing KD family of engines which powers the current generation models.

The new Innova Crysta is launched in the market with two diesel engine options.The smaller 2.4 Litre unit is capable of producing about 150 Ps of peak power and 343 Nm of torque, this engine is paired to a five speed manual transmission. The other engine on offer is the bigger 2.8 Litre unit which produces about 174 Ps of peak power and 360 Nm of torque, this engine is paired to a new six speed Automatic transmission with sequential gearshifts. This engine actually also gets two different driving modes including economy and power modes.

The petrol variant of the Innova Crysta is available with a single powertrain option which includes the 2.7 litre Dual VVT-I unit, this engine is capable of producing about 166 Hp of peak power at 5200 rpm and 245 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. The engine is paired to 5 speed manual as well as 6 speed automatic transmission. The petrol powered Innova Crysta returns an ARAI certified fuel economy of 10.83 kmpl for the automatic transmission and 9.89 kmpl for the manual transmission.


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Toyota Innova Crysta gets several safety features like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, hill start assist control (HAC), rear parking sensors.


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Prices for the new generation Innova Crysta starts at INR. 13.84 lakh for the base trim, while the top end trim is priced at INR. 20.78 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).

The new Innova Crysta is available in following grades and is gets Garnet Red, White Pearl Crystal Shine, Avant-garde Bronze,along with Silver, Grey and Super White.

Zx (7Seater) AT / MT
Vx (7/8 Seater) MT
Gx (7/8 Seater) AT/MT
G (7/8 Seater) MT


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The only competition that the Innova will face is definitely from the Renault Lodgy which was launched recently by the French Auto manufacturer. The lodgy has an impressive presence and it also considered as a comfortable people mover because of the amount of space that it promises to provide inside. The Lodgy is powered by the same 1.5 Litre DCi unit which is available in two states of tune and which also powers the Duster SUV.


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The Innova Crysta definitely looks futuristic while the new platform has also helped it shed some amount of ts overall weight. The overhauled interior too looks premium and comes equipped with plenty of new features as well for the comfort of the passengers inside. Even the new drivetrain offered under the hood of this new vehicle is definitely more fuel efficient as well as powerful. The new MPV like we already mentioned above is league ahead of its predecessor and surely will be a worthy successor to the existing Innova which it will replace soon.


Update 21.01.2016:- Toyota will be showcasing the new generation Innova at the 2016 Auto expo which will be held in the month of February

Update 16.02.2016:- Toyota showcased the new generation Innova Crysta at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo. We have updated the review with new images, video and information from Auto Expo 2016.

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Press Release

Toyota Launches the Most AnticipatedAll New InnovaCrystain India

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Bangalore, May 2nd, 2016: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced the launch of one of the most anticipated products of the year - the All New Innova, which in its latest avatar will be titled "InnovaCrysta."Triggered by imagination & fuelled by innovation, the InnovaCrysta was unveiled earlier this year at the Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2016.

Competitively priced in the range of Rs. 13,83,677 and Rs. 20,77,930 (Ex-showroom Mumbai), the new InnovaCrysta bookings open today and deliveries will begin from May 13, 2016. The InnovaCrysta will be available in two grades with an automatic transmission (Zx&Gx) and four grades with manual transmission (Zx, Vx, Gx& G).
TheInnovaCrystacomes with an All-New Frame and an all-new 2.8 L diesel engine for the first time with an All-New 6 Speed Automatic Transmission with sequential shift. It also offers an all-new 2.4 L diesel engine with an all-new 5 speed Manual Transmission.

The InnovaCrysta gives Best-in-class performance of 174 PS and 360 Nm torque while offering fuel economy of 14.29 Km/l for the 2.8L6 speed automatic transmission variant and 15.10 Km/l for the 2.4L 5 speed manual transmission variant. (As per ARAI certification).

A perfect combination of flawless luxury and effortless power, the InnovaCrysta is designed to offers sport-utility inspired styling, robust engine and well-thought out features. It sets a new benchmark for tough and sophisticated exterior, enhanced interior, powerful and efficient powertrain and uncompromised luxury with a living-room-like comfort never seen before.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Akito Tachibana, the newly appointed Managing Director of Toyota Kirloskar Motorsaid, “Ever since its launch in India, the Innova has maintained its No. 1 positioning in its segment. Often referred to as a segment creator and better known to be synonymous with MPVs in India, the Toyota Innovais one such iconic brand which is not just the pride of Toyota but the pride of over 6 lakh owners of Innova in India. Now, with the new InnovaCrysta, we intend to take this commitment a notch above by giving our customers the best Innova possible in terms of powerful performance, luxurious features, comfort and most importantly safety. The new Innova ’Crysta’ is sure to get everybody excited.

At Toyota, we are constantly striving to make our products even better catering to the changing needs of our customers. We are positive; with the InnovaCrysta we are all set to create a new benchmark in luxury, comfort and toughness,”continued Mr. Tachibana.

Sharing his thoughts on Toyota’s new offering, Mr. N. Raja, Director &Senior Vice President (Sales & Marketing), Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltdsaid,“Toyota has always been a front runner in leading the MPV segment since its launch in India, first with the Qualis and then with the Innova. After 11 years of being India’s No: 1 MPV in the country, it is indeed a proud moment for all of us at Toyota to bring to you the all new InnovaCrysta. It’s undoubtedly the most awaited launch in India and we are thankful to our loyal customers for their persistent support and trust in the brand Innova. TheInnova ’Crysta’ has been crafted with thoughtful features and great attention to detail, that combines revolutionary technology and sophistication of Toyota. Safety being one of the most important aspects in all Toyota vehicles, we have standardized 3 SRS Airbags along with ABS, EBD & BA across all grades in the new InnovaCrysta. As we present the 2nd Generation of Innova, we are certain the InnovaCrysta will continue to carry forward the brand legacy.”

The driver-friendly instrument panel features a 3D Design Combination Meter with 4.2" TFT Multi Information Display which allows the driver to access a multitude of information related to vehicle, in-car entertainment, navigation & warnings. The display is positioned optimally allowing the driver to easily access monitor vehicle information while driving.

Safety is of utmost importance to Toyota and the new InnovaCrysta is packed with safety features as below:
Zx (AT/MT)
Additional to Standard
Safety Features 7 SRS Airbags: Driver, Front Passenger, Driver Knee, Front Side, Curtain Shield Airbags
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
Hill Assist Control (HSC)
All Grades

Standard Safety Features 3 SRS Airbags (Driver, Front Passenger & Driver Knee)
Antilock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) & Brake Assist (BA) Height Adjustable Front Seat beltwith Pre Tensioner& Force Limiter (PT/FL).

In addition safety is also enhanced with 3 point seatbelt and headrest for all passengers and child restraint system (ISOFIX)

Built on the philosophy of QDR - Quality, Durability and Reliability, Toyota continues to present stunning ranges of vehicles that usher in a new motoring experience for the nation. The Innova has been awarded #1 in Initial Quality Survey (IQS) by J.D. Power Asia Pacific Awards for 11 years in a row, for best quality in its segment.

Product Details:

Available in three new colours- Garnet Red, White Pearl Crystal Shine, Avant-garde Bronze,along with Silver, Grey and Super White, theInnovaCrystain its most powerful and luxurious avatar ever gets enhancements redefining all standards of luxury and power. Some of thekey features (depicted by images)* in the new InnovaCrysta are:

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