Toyota Innova Crysta Engine & Peformance

Toyota Innova Crysta Overview

Toyota Innova Crysta 2016 is the latest edition of the famous Innova model with a facelift in exterior styling and luxurious interior features. The Innova Crysta variants are available in manual and automatic transmission versions, widening the options for customers. Currently, Innova Crysta variants are available as GX, GX Automatic, VX, ZX and ZX Automatic, with ZX as the top-end variant. Check Innova Crysta On Road price in Carzprice

Toyota Innova Crysta Exterior

The New Toyota Innova Crysta 2017 has increased in size and is larger than the earlier vehicle. It is taller and wider too. The MUV looks striking with the newly styled grille. The headlamps are large and sleek ones. This time they get projector lamps and daytime running LEDs. The headlamps look like a part of the grille. The lower grille is a glossy black one.

From the side, the Innova Crysta looks like a thorough MUV. It is boxy but Toyota has tried to keep it minimal. The galls are is smaller so the vehicle looks even bigger. The shoulder line rises towards the rear and though boxy, it looks stylish. It gets new 17-inch alloy wheels.

The rear is also completely different this time. the rear end seems inspired from the Land Cruiser.The taillamps are fang shaped ones and look stylish. It looks like an SUV from the rear. Toyota has tried hard to conceal the Innova’s boxy look buy giving it a lot of styling cues from its SUVs.

 Toyota Innova Crysta Interiors

The interiors of the new generation Toyota Innova is a massive leap ahead. The design is very elegant and more luxurious than before. Toyota has managed to fit in an entire piece of mould on the dashboard instead of assembling separate panels, which was a very challenging task for the engineers. It has a wave sort of pattern that emerges from the passenger side and enhances towards the driver’s console. Having said that, there is a 3D instrument cluster behind the steering wheel that looks fresh and gets a big informative MID screen. The steering wheel feels excellent to hold specially with the gloss wooden insert on top. It has all the controls for the infotainment system on either side and offers tilt and telescopic adjustment.

The Innova now gets a large touch-screen infotainment system which is integrated very well in the dashboard. It is quite user friendly and offers navigation system but unfortunately Toyota has missed out on Apple CarPlay, which is being offered on newer lot of cars (cheaper ones too) nowadays for better connectivity. The lower half of the centre console now houses a new automatic climate control that is quick in cooling the cabin. The quality and finish of the new Innova is excellent, it doesn’t feel like a Japanese car and instead has more of an European feel to it. All the switches and panels used feel robust and long lasting, which is a boon for buyers planning to use it for lakhs and lakhs of kilometres.

There are lots of storage bins inside, around 20 bottle holders! Every door can accommodate three 1-litre bottles each. There are two gloveboxes, the upper one is a cooled glovebox which can store two bottles. Also there are flip open cupholders for the front passenger and driver in front of the AC vents so you can keep your drinks chilled. Between the second row of seats there are two bottle holders that flip open, then there are these two trays that can hold a 00 ml bottle each. The last row also has cupholders and the ones on the right are chilled cupholders that can accommodate three of them. There is a good sense of space inside the cabin and at night the ambient lighting looks cool.

 The seats of the new Innova are very comfortable and wide. The seating is highly flexible and offers ample space for all the passengers. Second row seats have great legroom, headroom and shoulder room, which is much better than the outgoing model. There is a control for the chauffeur driven owners to adjust the front passenger seat from behind. There are a lot of convenience features like the second row also has auto climate control, the windows are one touch up/down, push button start, power foldable ORVMs, electric driver seat adjustment. The last row seats are good enough for kids but adults would only manage to sit for short stints because of the limited headroom. However, all three seatbelts at the back are proper ones and not lap seatbelts, which is a good aspect for safety. Even with the third row up you get a very practical and spacious boot while the third row has a 60:40 split and is highly flexible to accommodate cargo and passengers together easily for long routes. All-in-all, Toyota has nailed it this time with the interiors of the Innova getting a mix of Corolla quality and Camry design.

Toyota Innova Crysta Engine

The Innova Crysta 2017 gets a new 2.4-litre diesel engine which delivers 145bhp of power. This a more powerful engine than the earlier one and the NVH levels are also pretty low. There is always sufficient power available when required. One can drive easily in city without too many gearshifts and also on the highway, cruising comfortably. The torque spread is even.

 

There is another engine in the Innova Crysta, which is a 2.8-litre engine and this comes mated only to a six-speed automatic gearbox. This engine churns out 177bhp of power. This engine has excellent performance and the gearshifts too are very smooth.  The Innova Crysta also has a 2.7-litre petrol engine on offer with 164bhp of power. This engines come in both manual and automatic transmissions. The petrol is suitable if your city running is limited.

Toyota Innova Crysta Ride and Handling

The premium feel of the Innova Crysta is also in the way it drives. Though this vehicle has a ladder frame (subframe) chassis, it feels very comfortable. The ride remains composed and passes on minimal undulations of the road. The new chassis is even more stronger now. An improved suspension sees the ride quality improve a lot over the earlier vehicle, there is much less pitching and rolling now. Hence it is ideal for long distance travel.

At slow speed you can feel some thuds inside, but higher speeds its good. The steering wheel feel a bit heavy at parking speed. But as speeds rise, it gets better and a joy to hold and drive. The brakes are also very good and a progressive.  The all round visibility of the New Toyota Innova Crysta 2017 is excellent and one drives in a commanding portion.  The Innova Crysta is also a great vehicle to drive within the city. It has a tight turning radius hence taking sharp U-turns is a breeze. Even parking poses no problem

Toyota Innova Crysta Braking & Safety

The braking system of the Innova Crysta has front disc and rear drum brakes with anti-lock braking system as a standard in all variants. The Innova Crysta models have three airbags, one for the driver, one for the co-passenger and the third one for the knee of the driver. The top-end variant ZX has a front side and curtain airbags as additional safety features for the occupants.

Toyota Innova Crysta Conclusion

The Toyota Innova has mostly been seen as a people mover but was ageing and it showed. The new model excels on several fronts, it certainly looks more pleasing to the eyes, the interior is vastly improved in both aesthetics and comfort, the feature list has soared with a ton of equipment, including safety tech and the engines now pack in quite the punch. With a splendid ride quality on offer and Toyota’s known reliability and quality, the new Innova Crysta might be expensive but makes for the perfect vehicle under Rs. 30 lakhs for the family.

 

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