The Toyota Innova Crysta has been about because 2016 and is the undisputed king of the MPV segment, a position cemented by the authentic Innova back in 2005. The Crysta then upped the ante, presenting a 2.7-litre petrol and two diesels, a 2.four-litre and a 2.8-litre, the latter finding an automated gearbox. But the enormous charge of upgrading to BS6 has pressured Toyota to rationalise its motor line-up and, as a consequence, the strong 2.8 diesel was dropped, and the six-pace vehicle moved to the 2.four diesel to nutritional supplement its five-pace guide. With the fewer-strong 2.four diesel finding an vehicle for the first time, the first issue on everyone’s intellect is, how does it compare with the discontinued 2.8 diesel vehicle? Will it be a slouch or will it have ample grunt to do the career?

Let’s have a quick glance at the specs first. With the five-pace guide gearbox, the 2.four-litre motor would make 150hp and 343Nm of torque, specifically the very same as the BS4 figures. But with the automated gearbox, Toyota has upped the torque to 360Nm – equivalent to that of the greater 2.8-litre motor, whilst power is however down by 24hp.

What is the BS6 Toyota Innova 2.four diesel auto’s performance like?

For starters, the 2.four-litre motor feels a bit much more refined at low revs, which boosts ease and comfort levels, in particular when cruising. The 2.four AT also has a healthy amount of money of grunt at low and medium motor speeds. It does not fairly leap ahead instantaneously when you tap the throttle like the 2.8 did, but it’s however quick to react and pulls very easily. The six-pace automated is quick to change gears and also responds pretty properly to a kickdown, producing it fairly agreeable to travel in the city. 

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The 2.four-litre motor generates 150hp and 360Nm of torque when mated to the automated gearbox.

With its excess torque, the 2.four AT also pulls ahead well on open up roadways. It has a great reserve of performance, in particular when you want to overtake at better speeds, and on quicker expressways, the Innova does not sense out of breath either. It does not fairly press you back into your seat like the 2.8 did, even so, nor does it have the very same major-stop performance. A quick examination on a damp highway showed the 2.four AT did the -100kph sprint in thirteen.23sec the 2.8 did it in just 11.46sec. The 2.8 also continues to be quicker from twenty-80kph and 40-100kph in kickdown, but by gaps of just .8sec and 1.16sec, respectively.

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The automated gearbox is a six-pace torque converter unit.

The six-pace vehicle ’box has an ‘S’ manner which holds on to gears for a longer period, incorporating to the driving expertise on a quicker highway. Tapping the lever up or down from below activates a sequential guide manner, and when this is completed, the gearbox will not change up routinely at the redline, like a appropriate guide.

2020 Toyota Innova Crysta BS6 2.four diesel-automated vs BS4 2.8 diesel-automated performance (as tested)
Velocity BS6 2.four diesel-AT BS4 2.8 diesel-AT
-10kph .75 sec .42 sec
-20kph 1.32 sec .ninety four sec
-30kph 1.ninety seven sec 1.sixty three sec
-40kph 3.02 sec 2.53 sec
-50kph four.14 sec 3.64 sec
-60kph five.52 sec four.seventy eight sec
-70kph 7.28 sec six.18 sec
-80kph 9.03 sec 7.sixty eight sec
-90kph 11.12 sec 9.fifty seven sec
-100kph thirteen.23 sec 11.forty six sec
-110kph 15.52 sec thirteen.sixty three sec
-120kph 18.17 sec sixteen.07 sec
-130kph 22.sixty eight sec 19.thirty sec
-140kph 27.fifty seven sec 23.29 sec
-150kph 27.ninety two sec
-160kph 33.thirty sec
twenty-80kph (in kickdown) 7.fifty sec six.70 sec
40-100kph (in kickdown) ten.00 sec 8.84 sec

How does it obtain BS6 compliance?

The Innova now also will get emission regulate units like a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) unit and a diesel particulate filter (DPF). The DPF can get clogged if the motor is only run at low revs, so the Crysta will come with a button that can help clean or ‘regenerate’ it. When the Eu senses the filter is blocked, the driver is alerted through a warning mild on the instrument console and has to initiate a system (through a button on the lower sprint) that requires a large-temperature burn up. The motor is run at a large rpm when at a standstill, and this can help burn up the soot and very clear the DPF. This system, even so, is not a thing that wants to be completed regularly, and is dependent on use styles and ambient working temperatures. 

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What else is new?

Aside from the up to date motor and gearbox, the new BS6 Innova Crysta has not really noticed any other updates. The exterior is specifically the very same with the significant in your face grille flanked by a established of projector headlamps, the silhouette that we have develop into so familiar with and people legendary L shaped tail lamps that have been imitated in some kind or the other by other MPVs too.

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General inside layout and functions on supply continues to be unchanged.

The inside is however the very same too with plush seats and can be experienced in two colour alternatives on the better variants. Unfortunately, the touchscreen infotainment procedure however lacks functions like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and in a car that expenses virtually Rs thirty lakh on highway, this is a big pass up in particular because the common person interface on the touchscreen is not a thing to compose dwelling about. As in advance of, the Innova client can decide on in between a 7-seat or an 8-seat structure, the former outfitted with people comfortable captain’s chairs, when the latter will get a much more functional bench.

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The middle row captain’s seats in the 7 seat edition are fairly comfortable.

The trip high quality on the better-spec styles with 17-inch wheels is on the bumpy facet and sharp edges shudder by means of. Also, the steering has a bit of kickback, in particular by means of potholes. General, the Innova however features a comfortable trip, in particular on the lower variants in which the sixteen-inch tyres have a taller sidewall, but the low-pace lumpiness, regular of physique-on-frame cars, persists.

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The major-spec’s 17-inch wheels include some bumpiness to the overall great trip high quality.


On the whole then, the BS6 Innova 2.four-litre diesel mated to the six-pace automated gearbox is a large-high quality and trustworthy bundle. The uprated motor is strong ample, it is comfortable and plush on the within, and the overall practicality it features is challenging to beat. Indeed, it is a bit high priced at Rs 23.sixty three lakh (ex-showroom) for this major-spec edition, but then it also enjoys an enviable standing for mechanical robustness, reliability and dependability that incredibly couple of can match. 

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Toyota Innova Crysta