Toyota introduces new Innova Crysta in Thailand
published : 30 Sep 2016 at 12:31
writer: Richard Leu
Mid-size MPV moves upmarket with more luxurious cabin, higher levels of passive safety and new 2.8-litre diesel and six-speed automatic.
Toyota Motor Thailand has reinforced its MPV model lineup with the launch of the all-new Innova today.
The Innova now carries the additional Crysta moniker and continues to come from Indonesia via Afta trade benefits – just like the smaller Sienta and Avanza.
The Thai Toyota office is selling the Innova with two engine variants to choose from including 139hp 2.0-litre petrol mated to five-speed manual and 177hp 2.8-litre diesel-turbo coupled to six-speed automatic.
The latter is derived from the Hilux Revo pickup which shares its underpinnings with the Innova under Toyota’s IMV programme.
In a bid to give the Innova some premium level, Toyota has fitted the captain seats in the second row. The fascia itself has been redesigned to look more upmarket than before.
The exterior design has been completely redesigned with wedgier lines than before. The angular rear pillars attempts to come in line with those found in the Revo.
Toyota has given the Innova a more comprehensive kit that ever. Safety items include seven airbags (two frontal, side and curtain, plus one driver-side knee airbag), traction and stability control. Convenience features comprise of cruise control, navigation system, DVD player and rear parking camera.
There are two trims for the 2.8: V costing 1.399 million baht and G going for 1.235 million baht. The sole grade for the 2.0 is E priced at 1.129 million baht baht. Although this particular version went for 859,000 baht in the preceding model, Toyota stresses that the successor has more features made standard.
The introduction of the latest Innova brings the number of Toyota MPVs with affordable prices in Thailand to three. The Alphard/Vellfire is the only people-carrier to come with prices in excess of three million baht as it has to be imported from Japan.
Toyota aims to sell 600 units of the Innova this year in Thailand.