Initially, when launched in India, the Innova Crysta was equipped with 17-inch rims. But after getting customer feedback, Toyota switched to 16-inch rims. Customers complained about tyre damage under heavy load and bad road conditions.
Now, Toyota has reintroduced the 17-inch alloys with stiffer sidewall tyres. The larger rims will be only available in the top-of-the-range Z trim of the Innova Crysta. The 17-inch rims are standard on the Touring Sport variant of the Innova.
The automatic variants of the Innova Crysta and Fortuner also get automatic engine start-stop feature. The start-stop technology automatically shuts down the engine when the vehicle idles for more than a certain amount of time. It slightly enhances the mileage of the vehicle.
Mahindra offers the same feature under the Micro-Hybrid moniker. But Toyota does not want to dub both the models as micro hybrid as it will hamper the sales of the true hybrids such as the Camry and Prius.
The eight-seater base GX trim of the Innova Crysta now comes with features such as rear-seat centre armrest, driver-seat height adjuster and rear air-conditioning vents. Toyota has also made the door ajar warning system standard across the range. The V trim of the MPV gets GPS navigation system.
Toyota has introduced the new automatic start-stop feature on both the Innova Crysta and Fortuner. The new technology will marginally increase the mileage of the vehicles by automatically shutting down the engine. The MPV also gets few extra features to boost the sales ahead of the festive season.