Originally Posted by ksdr
Is the innova crysta available for TD even with the ban on above 2000cc diesel vehicles in Delhi? Coming to the 2.8 didn't you feel it a bit loud in the first 2 gears? Also doesn't the auto box tends to downshift with the slightest pressure on the accelerator?
Regarding Hexa this is what one gentleman has to say about it in the t-forum:
"As an aside, my wife too was keen on the Crysta but I've refused that completely. The vehicle is just not worth the money in my opinion. The Hexa offers a lot more. I also (as a management consultant) know people who have test-driven the Hexa. Both of them (one owns an Innova) were blown away by the performance and have advised waiting for it regardless of what Toyota has to offer. I'm therefore going to wait it out. No point rushing a decision like this just for a couple of months - specially not for an Innova."
No buddy, unfortunately Crysta is not available for test drive in NCR region, I tried Connaught Place and Gurgaon-Sector-14. All said we have to wait till Diwali because that is the time Toyota is planning to launch the vehicle in Petrol with 2.7L all new petrol engine which I don't really understand as they already have production ready engine abroad.
Personally its like the same scenario in which Toyota before the launch of the Crysta said they have used a new wheel base for the Innova Crysta which later turned out to be same as that of the existing one.
My far friend, I completely agree with you regarding the revvs build in in 1st and 2nd gears in the AT one. I think I have already highlighted this when I came back from test drive and just to be sure I went back and checked this fact again. due to this 2.4L actually feels more refined and less boomy than its sibling Mr. 2.8L AT
and also IMO
, 2.4 is lot quicker as well. I have been reading numerous blogs and test drive experiences for the AT and all of them says like AT box is much more refined and gear shift are more on the buttery side. but when I test this AT box in 'Normal' mode I felt the jerk when shifting gears and no I was not pounding on the gears it was rather a subtle approach. Glad to know I am not the only one :-)
Regarding the Hexa approach, I respect other opinion but I think Toyota fans would not mind paying premium prices for 'Tried and Tested solution' but Hexa looks promising too. I had a chance to look the beast personally at the 2016 Auto Expo and trust me it looks awesome in person. Seems like TATA finally got something right this time around The MPV kind in India finally have a worthy contender. when is Hexa rumored/confirmed for launch?