The Toyota Innova has been the Japanese automaker’s most successful product to date in India after taking over from the Qualis, its predecessor. Since it began sales in 2005, the Innova had remained pretty much the same until the showcase of the Innova Crysta at the Auto Expo 2016.
The new generation Innova is almost an entirely new car except for the remnants of the body shell. Built to meet the demands of the new age Indian car buyer, the Innova Crysta looks and feels more premium than the outgoing car.
The Innova Crysta looks boxy as compared to the Innova. The twin horizontal slats on the radiator grille blend into the wrap around rectangular double-barrel headlamps. The lower half of the hexagonal grille gets thin black slats and is flanked by the fog lamps housings on both sides. The headlights are projector units, and there is an addition of DRLs in this new version. The side profile, thanks to the roofline, gives the car a much sleeker appearance. It also gets a prominent shoulder-line, flared wheel arches and large 17-inch wheels to make it look its part like an SUV rather than an MPV. The third row quarter glass window is slashed by the thick D-pillar and may make the last row feel a bit stuffy. The tail lamps get the signature kink seen on modern Toyotas like the Prius which was also present at the Expo.