A new face, some additional features and a substantial price hike highlight the key changes on the 2020 Toyota Innova facelift.
Toyota has launched a visually-refreshed facelift version of its bestseller, the Innova Crysta, with prices starting from ₹16.26 lakh for the base petrol variant (2.7 GX MT 7-seater) and going up to ₹24.33 lakh for the top-spec diesel variant (2.4 ZX AT 7-Seater). All price figures are ex-showroom. The facelifted Innova Crysta's petrol variants are on sale in GX, VX & ZX trims, while the diesel line-up offers a wider choice among G, G Plus, GX, VX & GX trim options. In terms of price, the petrol line-up has become more expensive by ₹60,000 – ₹70,000 and the diesel line-up has seen a surge in prices ranging between ₹20,000 – ₹70,000.
Coming to the changes, the most noticeable of them all is the new multi-slat trapezoidal piano-black grille housed within a chunky chrome surrounding insert. A chrome garnish running around either headlamp (same units as before) now cuts the grille as part of a new design element. The front bumper also gets a new and more chiselled look now, with large, sort of diamond-shaped turn indicator housings and very compact, round fog lamps (LED units on higher variants).
Though the side profile seems to be untouched, new 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels make sure the car is immediately identifiable as the facelift model. A new Sparkling Black Crystal Shine colour option also joins the exterior paint palette.
Inside, Toyota is offering a new 'Camel Tan' upholstery colour option exclusively on the ZX trim of the Innova Crysta facelift. Higher variants will also benefit from the addition of front parking sensors (with MID display) and a new Smart Playcast touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity as standard. The new infotainment system features dedicated knobs for volume control and function toggle.
The car remains unchanged mechanically. A 148bhp/343Nm (360Nm for AT variants) 2.4-litre motor continues to power the diesel variants, while a 2.7-litre unit with 164bhp/245Nm powers the petrol line-up. Both engine options are available with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, or with a six-speed torque converter automatic.