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Toyota Innova Crysta variants decoded

Toyota Innova Crysta variants decoded
Desirazu Venkat Desirazu Venkat Tuesday 03 May 2016, 19:39 PM

Toyota has launched the Innova Crysta in the range of Rs 13.48 lakh to Rs 20.78 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). The second generation for this MPV, it is available in 10 trim levels with two engine and gearbox options. These vary across gearbox options as well as 7/8 seater setups for the entry-level grade as well as two variants above it. In a bid to help you decide on the right variant for the Innova Crysta we have deciphered the feature list to give you an idea of what you get at each price range.  

Firstly, before we delve into the feature list, let us give you an idea of what is sitting under the bonnet. The Innova Crysta will be offered with two diesel engine options - a 2.4-litre and 2.8-litre four-cylinder mill. The former produces 150bhp/343Nm while the latter’s output is 174bhp/360Nm. The 2.4-litre that is offered gets a five-speed manual while the 2.8-litre is mated to a six-speed AT. Both send power to the rear wheels. The diesel AT option is a first in this body style and comes with two driving modes.

Variant-wise breakup

Toyota Innova CrystaZX manual/ automatic (Rs 19.47 lakh and Rs 20.77 lakh)  

This is the top-of-the-line variant and is only available in the seven-seater setup. It gets both engine and gearbox options. Externally you get projector headlamps, chrome grille, electrically adjustable body coloured ORVMs and rear spoiler.

Moving inside we find features like a wood trim, leather upholstery, touchscreen infotainment system, climate control, lights for all three rows, power adjustable seats ambient lighting, keyless entry and multi-information display for the instrument cluster.  On the safety front, there are seven airbags, ABS with EBD, hill-start, vehicle stability control and three-point seat belts. The ZX AT is the most expensive variant for the Innova Crysta which, in addition to the features of the ZX variant, also gets brown leather seats.

Toyota Innova Crysta VX 7/8 seater (Rs 17.57 lakh and Rs 17.53 lakh)

This is the second most expensive variant for the Innova Crysta and is available only with the 2.4-litre engine and five-speed manual gearbox. Externally, it gets the same setup as the ZX variants and this includes the rear spoiler.

It is when we move inside the cabin that we see the wood trim has been retained but the leather upholstery has been replaced with a fabric trim for the seats. There are no power seats, navigation option in the infotainment system or speed sensing door locks. On the safety front you also lose out on the curtain and shield airbags but still get two for the driver and one for the passenger.

Given the similarities intje  feature list, we believe that a significant part of the price difference has come from the removal of the AT and larger diesel engine option.

Toyota Innova Crysta GX 2.4 MT 7/8 seater (Rs 14.69 lakh and Rs 14.74 lakh) + Toyota Innova Crysta GX 2.8 AT 7/8 seater (Rs 15.99 lakh and Rs 16.04 lakh)

In the private buyer’s range this is the entry-level variant for the MPV and gets the option of both engines and transmissions. Offering the AT in this variant has been aimed at expanding the option for those looking for ease of drive over many luxury features. Both the automatic and manual models have exactly the same feature list.  

As compared to the VX variant you lose out on the chrome finish for the fascia and projector headlamps. In the cabin, Toyota has eliminated the ambient lighting as well as the leather and wood finish for the dashboard. Further, the instrument cluster has been simplified while the chrome has been replaced by regular plastics for most of the dashboard and centre console. There are now four speakers instead of six while the keyless entry has been replaced by a switchblade key. There is no infotainment system and the AC is a manual unit.

Finally, these two variants are not offered in the white pearl crystal shine shade but can be had in the shade dubbed ‘Super White’. There are also basic G and E grade variants whose details the automaker has not released. We believe that these two variants will offered only to the fleet market and as per the brochure will be built on a made-to-order basis.

Conclusion

We would recommend the GX variant as it has all the basic safety options in place. It doesn’t have all the features you would expect from a car at this price range but this is a decent trade-off for the extended seating capacity. Also a majority of things missing in the feature list can be fitted from the dealer separately.

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