The Toyota Innova Crysta facelift made its debut in Indonesia recently, and the updated version was crash-tested by the ASEAN NCAP as well. The results are out now and the 2020 Innova Crysta facelift has scored a five-star safety rating in the ASEAN NCAP crash test results. The model tested was the entry-level 2.0-litre petrol engine manufactured in Indonesia. The base version of the model is equipped with ABS, EBD and ESP, along with dual front airbags and front seatbelt reminder that helped the MPV achieve the high safety rating.
The Toyota Innova facelift also now gets ESC as standard, which also helped the car achieve a full five-star safety rating. In comparison, the 2016 Innova received ESC only on the higher variants, which is why the MPV had previously received a four-star safety rating on the base version.
The Toyota Innova facelift scored 45.90 points for adult occupant safety, while the car received 21.51 points for child occupant safety. It also received 15.28 points for Safety Assist Technologies. The offset frontal crash test was extended from the 2016 version to the 2020 version of the Innova, since the car has not received any structural changes with the facelift.
However, the frontal offset test and the side impact test was conducted in-house by Toyota, in collaboration between the automaker and ASEAN NCAP. The test was done at Toyota's lab to obtain results for child occupant protection assessment as the tests in 2016 used child P-dummies, while the more recent tests used Q-dummies instead.
The Q-dummies are the new generation of dummies that are being used by crash test agencies to gather more data on the impact of accidents on occupants. According to crash test dummy maker Humanetics, the newer Q-dummies offer better anthropometry, biomechanics and kinematics, all of which help in evaluating the risk of injury to varying ages and sizes of child passengers.
With respect to the changes, the facelifted Toyota Innova now comes with a reworked front comprising a new grille, revised bumper with vertically-stacked fog lamps, new dual-tone alloy wheels and new black garnish on the tailgate and bumper. The car overall features more of gloss black elements replacing chrome that add a sporty touch to the MPV. The new Innova facelift is expected to arrive in India next year.