The Toyota Innova Crysta is the most successful MPV in India, and is the go-to-choice in the segment. Today we came across this short review of owning a BS-VI Toyota Innova Crysta Diesel.
Ever since its launch over 15 years ago, the Toyota Innova has been the top-selling MPV in India. Toyota’s unmatched reliability, top aftersales service, and segment competitive prices make the Innova the no-brainer buy for most consumers. The Innova has a virtual monopoly in the MPV segment an over 50% share. The MPV also just received a mid-life update in December 2020 which brings in updated interiors with up-to-date features and design tweaks to differentiate from the old one. We came across this video that talks about a few pros and cons on the updated BS-VI engined Toyota Innova Crysta.
The video has been uploaded by A2Y cardrive over on YouTube in which we get an owner’s review of the BS-VI Toyota Innova Crysta after 15,000 kms or so. The owner is impressed by the safe and composed dynamics of the MPV. When highway cruising the Innova is agile enough to make any sudden direction changes while in the city, it doesn’t feel as large and cumbersome as its size suggest. The Innova also has a very tight turning radius for a large vehicle, which makes driving inside the city an easier experience. The owner also points out the comfortable seats which keeps occupants from feeling tired during long trips and upmarket quality and fit and finish of the interior.
However, the owner does point out a few things that are cons. The updated BS-VI diesel engine of the Toyota Innova Crysta comes with a particulate filter to curb emissions, but the AdBlue keeps needing to be refilled after every 3000 kms. Even though suggested change intervals are 5000 kms, if you’re staying in a Tier-2 city or smaller town, it needs earlier refilling which can get expensive. The interiors, even though they have high-quality parts tend to vibrate a bit, which is quite unexpected. The owner is also let down by the infotainment system with its slow UI and outdated design and feels like it shouldn’t be in a vehicle this expensive. He also points out that ground clearance could have been better, as the Innova tends to bottom out on large speed-breakers or bad road conditions.
Prices for the 2021 Toyota Innova Crysta range from Rs 16.26 lakh – Rs 24.33 lakh, ex-showroom. Powering the new Innova Crysta are the same two BS-VI compliant engine choices you get currently in the outgoing model. You get a 2.7-litre petrol which churns out 164 PS/245 Nm of max power and torque figures while the 2.4-litre oil burner makes peak power and torque figures of 150 PS/343 Nm respectively. Both engines come with a 5-speed manual as standard while a 6-speed torque converter auto is optional.