The name Innova is not an unknown one in the Indian automotive market. It is and has been one of the best people carriers in the country, backed by Toyota’s legendary reliability. In May 2016, the Japanese carmaker launched the Innova Crysta with a choice of two diesel engines and later last year, a petrol version was introduced as well. However, come May 4, 2017, which is tomorrow, Toyota will launch the Touring Sport variant of the Innova Crysta.
You have already seen this one haven’t you? Well, Toyota, like it mostly does, already has a similarly dressed version of the Innova Crysta on sale in Indonesia and it is called the Venturer. If we take the Indonesian version of the sporty Innova Crysta as a reference point, the Innova Crysta Touring Sport in India will boast modified front and rear bumpers along with side mouldings. The modified panels and the grille will get dark chrome inserts as well. What’s more, the car will come with the same 16-inch alloy wheels as the standard car but in black colour. For the body paint, the Touring Sport is likely to be offered in two shades only - red and white.
Inside the cabin, the Touring Sport is expected ditch the dual-tone treatment for an all-black upholstery. We also expect that the Touring Sport will be available with all three engine options. With the 2.7-litre petrol motor, the Touring Sport variant is likely to be offered in the VX (MT) and Z (AT) trims. For customers interested in diesel engines, Toyota will, in all probability, offer the Touring Sport with the 2.4-litre motor in the VX (MT) trim and with the 2.8-litre Z (AT) variant.
We expect the Touring Sport trims to be priced around Rs 40,000 above its corresponding variants from the standard range. Do you fancy the idea of a sporty-looking MPV?