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BS VI Toyota Innova Crysta and Fortuner To Be Expensive By Rs 6 Lakhs

BS VI Toyota Innova Crysta and Fortuner To Be Expensive By Rs 6 Lakhs

Snapshot: Toyota's Deputy Managing Director N Raja has said that the BS VI compliant versions of Innova Crysta and Fortuner will be 15-20 percent expensive than the present model.

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  • BS-VI Toyota Fortuner and Innova Crysta will be expensive by 15-20 percent.
  • BS6 Innova and Fortuner will launch before April 2020.
  • Toyota wants the government to reduce GST on cars and SUVs.

Toyota India is readying the BS-VI fuel compliant versions of Innova Crysta and Fortuner ahead of the April 2020 deadline. The company's Deputy Managing Director N Raja said that the BS VI Innova Crysta and Fortuner will cost nearly 15-20 percent more than the ongoing models. The Japanese automaker is quite different in its approach from the other automakers as it relies on big diesel engines rather than focusing on the entry-level segments.

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Toyota Innova Crysta and Toyota Fortuner have been the leaders in their respective segments ever since the launch. This segment has heavy demand for big diesel motors as compared to petrol engines. Mr. Raja also stated that the company is also considering a price hike but has put it on hold due to the unfavourable exchange rate. The price hike of 15-20 percent in BS-VI models is a clear indication that the duo would by expensive by at least Rs 6 Lakhs. The Innova Crysta diesel is priced in a range of Rs 15.67-23.47 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom) while the Fortuner is retailed at Rs 29.84-33.60 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom). So, once the new BS VI models are launched, one can expect the Innova Crysta to start from Rs 18 Lakhs while Fortuner could start Rs 32 Lakhs.

BS-VI Toyota Fortuner To Be Expensive By Rs 6 Lakhs

N Raja also stressed the need for “permanent solutions” from the Union Government to combat the slump in the sales numbers across the automotive industry as he thinks that offering discounts and benefits are temporary gimmicks to lure buyers. The company is also of the view that GST rates be reduced for the long-term betterment of the OEMs and the industry as well. The companies have high hopes from the GST council meeting which is taking place on September 20, 2019, as they are expecting that the current 28 percent GST could be brought down to 18 percent.

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