Here's a modified Toyota Innova Crysta that looks much like a Lexus from all angles. Take a look at it here.
Lexus cars have never scored well in terms of sales in the Indian market, but the brand surely enjoys the exclusivity in the luxury car space. Also, Lexus is highly respected and sells more expensive and premium cars than regular Toyota badged cars in India. Although some Lexus cars do share components and parts with much cheaper Toyota models like the Camry and Land Cruiser. However, there’s currently no MPV based on the Toyota Innova Crysta that holds the Lexus badge. Interestingly, here’s a modified Toyota Innova that wants to be a Lexus MPV. Check out this modified Innova Crysta that looks as premium as a true Lexus car below.
Sourced from Thailand, this modified Innova Crysta gets Lexus-inspired styling kit with massive changes to the exterior design. That said, the most noticeable visual change on the Toyota car should be the addition of Lexus’s signature spindle grille upfront. Some other changes on the modified Toyota Innova include a tweaked bumper with new inserts that lower the Innova by quite a margin, thereby giving the MPV a sportier stance.
The modifications made to the side profile of the Innova Crysta are quite exciting as well. The alloy wheels are now bigger than before, combined with the low-profile tyres that also enhance the car’s sportiness. Just like the front, the side skirt of the modified Toyota Innova further lowers its stance. The changes at the rear end of the Toyota Innova Crysta comprises of a new rear bumper along with a lower lip which, again, rolls out the same effect as the front bumper and side skirts.
There’s no mechanical mod job done performed on this Toyota Innova Crysta. So basically, it’s still a Toyota MPV that wears the Lexus coat. While these above styling kits aren’t available in our country yet, we are pretty sure that our local workshop will have some similar kits for you to choose from or else, these kits can be imported into India with ease.
As for the regular Toyota Innova Crysta itself, it has been one of the most popular MPV offerings in India for a long time now. Despite witnessing a dip in sales in September 2020, Toyota still managed to sell as many as 4,087 units of the MPV in the Indian market. The premium MPV by Toyota is available with one diesel and one petrol engine option. The 2.7-litre 4-cylinder petrol mill is good for 166 PS/245 Nm and a 2.4-litre 4-cylinder oil burner that churns out 150 PS/360 Nm. Transmission choices include a 5-speed MT and a 6-speed AT with Sequential Shift.