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Toyota to launch Innova Crysta next month

Previewed at the Delhi Auto Expo back in February this year, the Innova Crysta is powered by a 2.0-litre i-VVT petrol motor that churns out 137BHP and 183Nm and an all-new 2.4-litre diesel engine that produces 147BHP and 359Nm which is also shared with the new Toyota Fortuner.

The engines will be offered with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox across all variants. On the safety front, ABS, EBD and 3 airbags, EBD, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Hill Start Assist is standard across all variants.

The new MPV is longer, wider and taller than the one it will replace. Up front, the nose borrows styling cues from more recent models like the Corolla Altis and Camry.

The big hexagonal grille is wider and taller, and extends all the way to the base of the nose. The headlamps are double-barrel projector units with integrated LED daytime-running lamps.

The automatic variant will come with a 2.8-litre diesel engine whose power rating has not yet been specified. The Innova finally gets a six-speed automatic gearbox with the Crysta, which, according to reports, works great with the 2.8-litre turbo-diesel, exhibiting a quick-shifting, responsive character.

The petrol engine for the Innova Crysta will be sourced from Toyota's global operations. However, there are rumours that the company might manufacture the engine in India as well.