Toyota Innova Crysta Facelift Revealed; India Launch Next Year!

Toyota has officially revealed the Innova Crysta facelift for the Indonesian market and its coming to India sometime next year. The updates are mainly cosmetic with minor feature upgrades. It remains unchanged under the skin.

Spy images of the Toyota Innova Crysta facelift has been doing rounds on the internet for some time and now, Toyota has officially revealed the Innova Crysta facelift for the Indonesian market. Mind you, the current-gen Innova Crysta has been around since 2016 and this is the first time it receives its mid-life facelift. There’s quite some amount of cosmetic updates with some minor feature upgrades on the interiors. Under the skin, the Innova Crysta however remains the same. This facelift is expected to make it to the India-spec Innova Crysta some time next year, so lets look at it in a little more detail.

Toyota has officially revealed the Innova Crysta facelift and its coming to India sometime next year.
Toyota has officially revealed the Innova Crysta facelift and its coming to India sometime next year.

So what are the changes to the design?

While the overall shape remains the same, the Innova Crysta packs in a lot more bling now. Most of the changes are concentrated on the face of the MPV with the new grille being the most obvious change. Not only is the grille larger than before, it comes finished in black with five horizontal slats instead of the two chrome-finished ones seen on the present car. There is still some chrome though, in the form of a thick chrome surround around the entire grille. As for the headlights, while their size and shape remain the same, they get new chrome extensions that merge into the grille.

The bumper down below has also been completely revised with a much more aggressive and sporty design. The fog lamps are now vertically housed with a thick, triangular black surround in a deep inset in the bumper and it also features an integrated bull bar (well, sort of) finished in a contrast black shade with two additional fog lamps. The Innova Crysta facelift also gets new design for the alloy wheels which come finished in silver or dual-tone darker look, depending on the variant. At the rear, there’s a new contrasting black hexagonal trim piece in between the tail lights, covering the number plate area.

Toyota Innova Crysta facelift Interiors.
Toyota Innova Crysta facelift Interiors.

Are there any changes on the inside?

We hadn’t seen any spy images of the interiors of the Innova Crysta facelift before. However, now that Toyota has officially revealed the interiors, it turns out there aren’t many changes on the inside afterall. The dashboard design remains exactly the same as the pre-facelift model. However, there’s a new design for the instrument cluster and a new 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Toyota has also added an in-built air purifier. As before, the cabin gets an all-black theme with either a six or seven-seater layout.

The equipment list remains unchanged from the pre-facelift model. Top-spec models of the Innova Crysta get features such as seven airbags, speed-sensing door locks, cruise control, vehicle stability control, hill-start assist, keyless entry and go, ambient lighting, leatherette seat covers, reversing camera and more.

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The Innova Crysta however remains mechanically unchanged, even when its coming to India.
The Innova Crysta however remains mechanically unchanged, even when its coming to India.

What’s under the hood?

There aren’t any changes to speak of in this regard either. In Indonesia, the Innova Crysta continues with a 139hp, 2.0-litre petrol engine and a 149hp, 2.4-litre diesel engine, just as the pre-facelift model. When the Innova Crysta facelift makes it to India, It will continue with the engines its already offered with here.

Toyota updated these engine to BS6-spec earlier this year and so they will definitely carry on for some more time. In India, the Innova Crysta is offered with either a 150hp, 2.4-litre diesel or a 166hp, 2.7-litre petrol engine option. Both the engines can be had either with a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. 

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When is this coming to India?

As mentioned before, Toyota is expected to launch the Innova Crysta facelift in India sometime next year. Prior to that however, there’s a facelift for the Fortuner in the pipeline as well. It must however be noted that the model shown here in the Indonesian-spec car, where its sold as the Kijang Innova. The India-spec Innova Crysta facelift could be slightly different from the car seen in these images here and will perhaps feature a little more chrome to suit local tastes. With an updated Fortuner and Innova Crysta and with the addition of the Urban Cruiser to their lineup as well, Toyota will have a completely refreshed lineup in India by next year.