Innovation Born Again: Comparing The New Toyota Innova Crysta With The Old

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The new generation Toyota Innova, which has been named Crysta, is nothing short of innovation. This MPV is not a makeover, it will be an all new Innova. Let us compare it with evergreen old Toyota Innova.

Also Read: First Look Review Of The New Toyota Innova Crysta

Design

There is a whole lot of changes compared to the old Innova, starting with the swanky looking swept back LED projector headlamps. The front grille sports a new hexagonal grille featuring chrome slats.

new toyota innova crysta design

The front fascia looks imposing and well designed to connect the headlamp with the grille. Lower on the bumper, the fog lamps are well placed and the turn indicator is smoothly finished along with the fog lamp.

On the rear of the New Innova Crysta has gone through changes with the boomerang-shaped tail lamps. On the side, the MPV looks very much the same except for new wheel arches and a 17-inch new alloy wheel.

new toyota innova crysta design of rear profile

The Old Innova sports a stunning front four slat grille accented in chrome. Here, the turn indicators are part of the headlamp and not along the fog lamps. The exterior of the old Innova is more rounded compared to the new Innova.

old toyota innova design

The side and rear profile of the MPV look is a lot like the minivan and this carried forward to the new Innova Crysta as well.

Overall Design Rating

  • New Toyota Innova Crysta 8/10
  • Old Toyota Innova 7.5/10

Engine Specifications & Gearbox

The New Toyota Innova Crysta will be powered by an all-new 2.4litre KD series turbocharged diesel engine, producing 147bhp at 3,400rpm and 359Nm of torque at 1,200 to 2,800rpm. This will be mated to a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

The Old Toyota Innova is powered by 2.5litre KD series turbocharged diesel engine which pushes out 100bhp at 3,600rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1,200 to 3,600rpm. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.

Overall Engine Rating

  • New Toyota Innova Crysta 8/10
  • Old Toyota Innova 7.5/10

Features

Some of the top features for the New Toyota Innova are the 6-speed automatic gearbox, all-new chassis, Hill-start Assist, Keyless Entry and Push Button Start/Stop, Automatic Climate Control and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment, and the 8-seater and 7-seater captain seats.

new toyota innova crysta features

The Old Innova features the chrome garnish on the exterior like the rear badging profile, big and imposing front grille and air dam. It also features 8-seater layout, captain seat, second and third row AC vents, and touchscreen infotainment system.

old toyota innova features

The New Innova will have all of the features from its predecessor, except that it will sport premium features compared to the old MPV.

Overall Features Rating

  • New Toyota Innova Crysta 8/10
  • Old Toyota Innova 7.5/10

Safety

The New Innova will feature the dual airbags as standard across variants along with ABS with EBD. It will also, sport some the SUV features like the Hill-start Assist and could have the option of 6-airbags.

The Old Innova comes with Dual Airbags as well, however, ABS is featured in the top variants. Also, engine immobiliser is standard across variants.

Overall Safety Rating

  • New Toyota Innova Crysta 8/10
  • Old Toyota Innova 7.5/10

Pricing

The New Toyota Innova Crysta will be priced upward of Rs. 11 lakh to Rs. 12 lakh ex-showroom and the Old Toyota Innova is priced in the range of Rs. 11.18 lakhs to Rs. 16.48 lakhs depending on the variants.

Overall Pricing Rating

  • New Toyota Innova Crysta 8/10
  • Old Toyota Innova 8/10

Verdict

The New Innova is indeed a move to the future of the MPV and has been given a lot of new features. This will take the new MPV to a new level playing field and competitors will need to work hard to offer a package which will outclass the MPV.

The Old Innova is still a great buy in terms of price and very good for commercial purpose and the economics of running a fleet of Innova's for your business interest.

The old MPV will be discontinued to make way for the new generations Innova so that it does not cut into the sales of the new vehicle.

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Story first published: Monday, March 14, 2016, 12:12 [IST]
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