Toyota Innova is the most successful MPV of all time in India. To keep customers interested, the Japanese carmaker will be offering a facelift model soon.
Toyota Kirloskar Motors had recently revealed that the Innova Crysta MPV has held a 52.91 per cent share in its segment’ in February 2020. With such brilliant performance, it makes sense for the Japanese auto giant to want to keep customers interested in the product until the introduction of the next generation model.
2021 Toyota Innova Crysta facelift
According to recent reports, Toyota is working on revamping its entire line-up in India, with either updated models or new ones. These include the facelifts for Innova Crysta and Fortuner as well. The refreshed version of the former is expected to launch in our country near the end of this year, possibly during the festive season.
Toyota Innova was first launched in India back in 2005, and instantly became a hit. In 2016, the second generation model was introduced as the Innova Crysta. Even 15 years after the car’s original introduction to the market, the Innova is still going strong, owing to the car’s practicality, roomy interior, and bullet-proof engineering. The refreshed version is expected to sport some significant changes to the exterior styling, especially the front fascia. The interior styling will also be significantly different, with upgrades to the equipment list as well. The updated model is expected to come with a new infotainment system, with integrated Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Toyota Innova Crysta has one of the comfiest cabins in its price range
The powertrain options are expected to remain the same as those of the ongoing version. These include a 2.7-litre, naturally aspirated, inline-4 petrol unit that produces 165 PS of maximum power and 245 Nm of peak torque, and a 2.4-litre, turbocharged, inline-4 diesel motor that is capable of generating 149 PS and 343 Nm of max power and torque, respectively. Both the engines can be bought with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed torque-convertor automatic transmission. Both the optionssend power to the rear wheels.
In other news, Toyota, in partnership with Suzuki, shall be introducing a small MPV in the Indian market. Based on the Maruti Ertiga, the new Toyota model will have a monocoque chassis, instead of the ladder-frame unit seen on the Innova Crysta. The new MPV could potentially be a more premium offering than the Ertiga, providing a more affordable alternative to Innova Crysta buyers.