Naysayers opined that it was too rich, too premium, and, well, too expensive for an MPV. And yet, the New Innova has been flying off the shelves. Extremely popular with fleet operators, the New Innova is also quite a hit with those looking for a big, comfortable car for their family. The Innova Touring Sport is oriented more towards the latter, though – buyers who would want to flaunt a more distinctive, more premium version over the sea of Innova Crysta cars seen ferrying tourists around. The Innova Touring Sport, then, is the absolute top-end version of the new Innova that you can buy as of date. Available only with the 2.8 litre diesel and 2.7 litre petrol engines, in top Manual and Auto trims, the Touring Sport is essentially the same car as the Innova Crysta with a generous sprinkle of garnishing. Here’s our quick review of the Innova Touring Sport, listing out all its additional offerings over its Crysta sibling.
The Innova Touring Sport carries the same basic design as the Innova Crysta. There are, however, a whole bunch of embellishments which make the Touring Sport stand apart. Here we have tried to list all these changes through images and captions
To start with, the Touring Sport is available only in two shades – the smashing looking wildfire red colour featured in these images and white pearl crystal shine. Of these, the red colour is exclusive to the Touring Sport, while the pearl white colour is available on the Crysta as well.
The changes aren’t limited only to the exterior though, and the Touring Sport features quite a few changes inside the cabin as well. The complete list of the enhancements on the Innova Touring sport over the Innova Crysta, are provided below with all the relevant images and captions.
Does the Innova Touing Sport drive any different from the Crysta?
The Touring Sport is exactly the same as the Crysta in terms of the engines that power it and the rest of the mechanical package. So there’s absolutely no difference in the way it drives. It is available only with the 2.7 litre petrol and 2.8-litre diesel engines though (both manual and AT, only top end trim). The smaller 2.4 litre diesel power plant cannot be had with the Touring Sport package.
You can read our exhaustive review of the Innova 2.8 diesel AT here to know about all its features, performance and other details.
We have also listed down the things that make the New Innova stand out in this list. We’d strongly suggest you go through them.
Should I buy one?
The Innova Touring Sport by all means is a visual package. It doesn’t enhance the functionality or features of the car in any way. Compared with its corresponding petrol or diesel to end variants, you’ll have to pay around INR 70k extra (ex-showroom) for all the embellishments and visual distinction, both inside and out.
The new Innova, owing to its popularity is a rather ubiquitous car. So if you wish to underline the fact that you’re driving the absolute top end variant available, the Touring Sport makes sense. It highlights the fact that it’s not a fleet car, and that the guy inside wants his car to have a personality. If you think that’s an image you’d wish to radiate, while you have already decided to go for the top end variant, then the Touring Sport makes sense. If you put function before form, though, you’d probably be better off with the top end Crysta variants.
Toyota Innova Touring Sport Prices (ex-showroom, GST inclusive)
Innova Touring Sport Petrol Manual: 16.85 lakh
Innova Touring Sport Petrol AT: 19.75 lakh
Innova Touring Sport Diesel Manual: 17.90 lakh
Innova Touring Sport Diesel AT: 21 lakh