Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches refreshed 2021 Innova Crysta

by Akbar Merchant, Autocar India 24 Nov 2020

Toyota Kirloskar Motor has launched the face-lifted Innova Crysta MPV at prices rising by Rs 60,000-70,000, depending on the variant. The updated Innova Crysta line-up now starts at Rs 16.26 lakh for the entry-level GX variant and goes up to Rs 24.33 lakh for the top-spec ZX trim. The model will be sold with three variants – the GX, VX and the fully-loaded ZX. 

Compared to the outgoing model, prices have increased by Rs 60,000 for the entry-level GX petrol, while the top-spec ZX diesel-automatic is now Rs 70,000 dearer.

The made-for-India updated Toyota Innova Crysta gets almost the same set of styling changes that were seen on the Indonesian-spec model revealed last month. The new Innova Crysta gets a slightly lager grille with a thick chrome surround and more slats than before. While the headlamps are exactly the same as the outgoing model, they now get chrome extensions on the grille. The front bumper gets a new design with larger turn indicator housings and round fog lamps that will be LED units on higher variants.

Additionally, the front bumper has a sharper look, and comes with a blacked-out chin that has subtle chrome bits. A faux skid plate that was seen on the Indonesian-spec car does not seem to have made it to the Indian version. Additionally, the updated Innova Crysta gets new-look 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels that seem to be unique for the Indian model. 

On the inside, the 2021 Innova Crysta gets leather seats on the top trim. Additionally, it also gets standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for its infotainment system. Also, the infotainment now system gets dedicated buttons now for volume control and other functions. Higher variants also get front parking sensors as standard.

The Innova Crysta received BS6-compliant engines earlier this year. The updated model launched today continues with the same set of engine options. These include a 166hp, 2.7-litre petrol and a 150hp, 2.4-liter diesel. Both engines can be had with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.

Commenting on the latest launch, Naveen Soni, Senior Vice-President, Sales and Service, TKM, said, “The Innova redefined the segment when it was introduced in India more than 15 years ago as a premium MPV that offers unrivalled comfort, convenience and looks. Over the years, we have strived to make the Innova even better by imbibing the advanced technologies and features and launching improved versions regularly. The new and bolder Innova Crysta continues that legacy in accordance with our tradition of customer-first approach. We are confident that the customers will look forward to the latest avatar of the iconic Innova.”  

Prices: ex-showroom, pan-India, except Kerala