Toyota dealers have already started pre-bookings for the 2021 Toyota Innova Crysta facelift, with deliveries to start late next month. Read on for the full story.
The facelift for the Toyota Innova Crysta is nearing its local launch, as dealers have unofficially started taking unoffiial bookings for Rs 1 lakh. We've been told by the dealership that deliveries of the refeshed MPV will start late next month. It must be noted that the Crysta facelift was earlier scheduled to launch around Diwali but the strike at Toyota’s Bidadi plant seems to have led to the delay. The refreshed Toyota Innova Crysta is already on sale in select South Asian markets, including Indonesia and Thailand, and we’ll soon take a look at differences compared to the outgoing model.
The exterior of the new Toyota Innova Crysta gets the most noticeable changes with the front profile getting an upgrade with a bigger grille with thick chrome outlines and gets 5 horizontal slats instead of the two chrome-finished slats in the current model. The bumper has been redesigned with blacked-out chin sections with a faux silver bash plate. You get new projector headlamps as well which isn’t available currently. On the sides, you get differently designed 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels and you get wraparound LED taillamps and garnish over the license plate on the new model. In Indonesia, the Innova facelift also gets a new TRD Sportivo trim level which gets TRD Sportive bumpers and side skirts, bigger 17-inch black alloy wheels, and an even more prominent front grille.
Coming inside to the interior, the 2021 Toyota Innova gets an all-black interior with a new 6-seater layout which gives you captain chairs on the second row as well. You get an updated instrument console, a new 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system for the centre-console with integrated Android Auto and Apple Carplay in place of the 7-inch unit offered in the current model. You also get an integrated air purifier, new seat upholstery, and new embellishments for the wooden panel. For India, the facelifted Innova will also receive additional features like a 360-degree parking camera and wireless charging. The TRD Sportivo variant weirdly gets a smaller 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, but you do get premium illuminated LED, seven airbags, cruise control, hill-start assist, ambient lighting, leatherette seat covers, reverse camera, keyless entry and go, and more.
Powering the new Toyota Innova will be the same two engine choices you get currently in the outgoing model. You get a 2.7-litre petrol which churns out 164Ps/245Nm of max power and torque figures while the 2.4-litre oil burner makes peak power and torque figures of 148Ps/343Nm respectively. Both engines should come with a 5-speed manual as standard while a 6-speed torque converter auto is optional.