The Toyota Innova Crysta has been close to given that 2016 and is the undisputed king of the MPV section, a place cemented by the unique Innova back again in 2005. The Crysta then upped the ante, giving a petrol and two diesels, a 2.four-litre and a 2.8-litre, the latter finding an automated gearbox. But the massive price of upgrading to BS6 has compelled Toyota to rationalise its motor line-up and, as a outcome, the effective 2.8 diesel was dropped, and the six-speed automobile moved to the 2.four diesel to complement its five-speed guide. With the fewer-effective 2.four diesel finding an automobile for the initial time, the initial question on everyone’s head is, how does it review with the discontinued 2.8 diesel automobile? Will it be a slouch or will it have enough grunt to do the task?

Let us have a brief glance at the specs initial. With the five-speed guide gearbox, the 2.four-litre motor makes 150hp and 343Nm of torque, particularly the very same as the BS4 figures. But with the automated gearbox, Toyota has upped the torque to 360Nm – similar to that of the more substantial 2.8-litre motor, whilst electricity is even now down by 24hp.

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

For starters, the 2.four-litre motor feels a little bit much more refined at low revs, which improves convenience levels, specially when cruising. The 2.four AT also has a healthy quantity of grunt at low and medium motor speeds. It does not pretty leap ahead instantaneously when you tap the throttle like the 2.8 did, but it is even now brief to answer and pulls easily. The six-speed automated is brief to change gears and also responds relatively well to a kickdown, creating it pretty agreeable to push in the town. 

article image

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

With its further torque, the 2.four AT also pulls ahead smartly on open streets. It has a fantastic reserve of performance, specially when you want to overtake at increased speeds, and on more rapidly expressways, the Innova does not feel out of breath either. It does not pretty thrust you back again into your seat like the 2.8 did, nevertheless, nor does it have the very same best-finish performance. A brief exam on a moist street confirmed the 2.four AT did the -100kph dash in 13.23sec the 2.8 did it in just 11.46sec. The 2.8 also stays more rapidly from 20-80kph and 40-100kph in kickdown, but by gaps of just .8sec and 1.16sec, respectively.

article image

The automated gearbox is a six-speed torque converter device.

The six-speed automobile ’box has an ‘S’ mode which holds on to gears more time, incorporating to the driving encounter on a more rapidly street. Tapping the lever up or down from in this article activates a sequential guide mode, and once this is done, the gearbox will not change up instantly at the redline, like a good guide.

2020 Toyota Innova Crysta BS6 2.four diesel-automated vs BS4 2.8 diesel-automated performance (as examined)
Pace BS6 2.four diesel-AT BS4 2.8 diesel-AT
-10kph .seventy five sec .42 sec
-20kph 1.32 sec .94 sec
-30kph 1.ninety seven sec 1.63 sec
-40kph three.02 sec 2.fifty three sec
-50kph four.14 sec three.sixty four sec
-60kph five.52 sec four.78 sec
-70kph seven.28 sec six.18 sec
-80kph 9.03 sec seven.68 sec
-90kph 11.twelve sec 9.57 sec
-100kph 13.23 sec 11.46 sec
-110kph fifteen.52 sec 13.63 sec
-120kph 18.17 sec sixteen.07 sec
-130kph 22.68 sec 19.thirty sec
-140kph 27.57 sec 23.29 sec
-150kph 27.ninety two sec
-160kph 33.thirty sec
20-80kph (in kickdown) seven.fifty sec six.70 sec
40-100kph (in kickdown) 10.00 sec 8.84 sec

How does it obtain BS6 compliance?

The Innova now also gets emission manage devices like a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) device 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 cleanse or ‘regenerate’ it. When the Ecu senses the filter is blocked, the driver is alerted by using a warning mild on the instrument console and has to initiate a system (by using a button on the reduce sprint) that requires a substantial-temperature melt away. The motor is run at a substantial rpm when at a standstill, and this can help melt away the soot and clear the DPF. This system, nevertheless, isn’t a little something that desires to be done frequently, and depends on usage designs and ambient functioning temperatures. 

article image


What else is new?

Apart from the up-to-date motor and gearbox, the new BS6 Innova Crysta hasn’t seriously viewed any other updates. The exterior is particularly the very same with the massive in your confront grille flanked by a established of projector headlamps, the silhouette that we have turn into so acquainted with and those people legendary L formed tail lamps that have been imitated in some type or the other by other MPVs far too.

article image

General inside layout and capabilities on provide stays unchanged.

The inside is even now the very same far too with plush seats and can be had in two color alternatives on the increased variants. Sadly, the touchscreen infotainment process even now lacks capabilities like Apple CarPlay and Android Vehicle and in a car that expenses almost Rs thirty lakh on street, this is a massive miss specially given that the typical user interface on the touchscreen isn’t a little something to create residence about. As just before, the Innova consumer can select amongst a seven-seat or an 8-seat layout, the previous equipped with those people comfortable captain’s chairs, although the latter gets a much more functional bench.

article image

The center row captain’s seats in the seven seat edition are pretty comfortable.

The experience top quality on the increased-spec styles with 17-inch wheels is on the bumpy aspect and sharp edges shudder by means of. Also, the steering has a little bit of kickback, specially by means of potholes. General, the Innova even now features a comfortable experience, specially on the reduce variants wherever the sixteen-inch tyres have a taller sidewall, but the low-speed lumpiness, normal of body-on-frame vehicles, persists.

article image

The best-spec’s 17-inch wheels insert some bumpiness to the total fantastic experience top quality.


On the entire then, the BS6 Innova 2.four-litre diesel mated to the six-speed automated gearbox is a substantial-top quality and trusted package. The uprated motor is effective enough, it is comfortable and plush on the within, and the total practicality it features is tough to conquer. Yes, it is a little bit high-priced at Rs 23.63 lakh (ex-showroom) for this best-spec edition, but then it also enjoys an enviable track record for mechanical robustness, reliability and dependability that really few can match. 

article image  

Toyota Innova Crysta