Contrary to earlier speculation, the current Toyota Innova will not be sold alongside the upcoming Toyota Innova Crysta which was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. In fact, the last unit of the outgoing Toyota Innova recently rolled off the production line at Toyota's Bidadi plant in Karnataka. This means that the launch of the Innova Crysta is quite close (sometime in May or June). Since its launch in 2005, none of the rival manufacturers have come close to outselling the Toyota Innova, despite the company offering just minimal cosmetic changes to the MPV over the last decade.
The new Toyota Innova Crysta is based on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform, and will be a more premium offering from the brand. Instead of the 2.5-litre diesel used in the outgoing model, the Toyota Innova Crysta will be powered by an all-new 2.4-litre engine that can be optioned with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Toyota Innova Crysta will be equipped with features such as a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, an engine start/stop button and cruise control. Bookings for the Innova Crysta will open later this month or early in April, and is expected to be priced significantly higher than the outgoing model.
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