Toyota India launched the Innova Crysta earlier this year with two diesel engine options. Now though the brand has started advertising the petrol-powered derivative as well, with deliveries for the latter scheduled to begin from August 2016.
The previous Innova petrol was a fairly powerful vehicle, giving similarly priced sedans a serious run for their money. With the new Innova Crysta, Toyota has made things even better and introduced their 2.7-litre, four-cylinder motor from the Middle East-spec model. This engine develops 166bhp of power and 245Nm of torque and is mated to either a 5-speed manual a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Like the existing diesel-powered model, the Innova Crysta petrol variant will be offered in three trim levels: G, V and Z. The entry-level G can be had either as a seven or eight seater and features three airbags, basic 4-speaker audio system, power windows and 16-inch alloy wheels. The higher grade V trim adds LED projector headlights, touchscreen audio system with six speakers, keyless entry and much more. Lastly, the fully decked up Z trim (only offered as a 7 seater) gets all of the above features and in addition, bigger 17-inch wheels, seven airbags, cruise control, leather seats with electric adjustment for the driver and some more.
Deliveries for the Innova Crysta petrol will begin in August 2016. The addition of a petrol engine will certainly add to the appeal of this vehicle. Also, the recent shift in focus from diesel to petrol powered cars makes this move all the more viable for Toyota India to strengthen their position in the MPV segment.