Toyota India has announced that the 2016 Innova Crysta has received over 15,000 bookings, within 10 days of its launch. The Innova Crysta was launched on May 3, 2016, while the deliveries commenced from May 13. In addition, over 60 percent of the total bookings are for the automatic variant of the flagship grade. The new MPV is said to have a waiting period of around 2 months, despite the adequate production capacity at the Bidai manufacturing plant.
2016 Toyota Innova Crysta was launched in a price range of Rs. 13.83 - 20.77 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Mumbai) in the country. Being firstly introduced in 2005 in India as a replacement for Qualis, the Japanese automaker has sold over 6 Lakh units of the MPV in the country. Besides India, it was only sold in three markets: Indonesia, Thailand, and Dubai. The Innova has dominated the MPV segment and even today, it has 35 percent of the total market share. The company had been selling around 5500 units of the MPV on a monthly basis. However, the old model would be discontinued now in favour of the Innova Crysta. Toyota is intending to retail around 72,000 units of the India-spec MPV in this year.
The top officials from Toyota seem quite concerned over achieving the sales target of 72,000 units due to Supreme Court's ban on diesel vehicles with engine capacity of 2000 cc and above in Delhi-NCR. The company said that over 7 percent of its annual sales have been lost due to this ban in the NCR. Toyota is looking forward to introduce the MPV in petrol guise in order to start the sales in Delhi-NCR. However, the company didn't mention a specific time frame about the launch of petrol variants, but it is expected that the petrol variants would be launched sooner than expected, if the diesel ban is not lifted by the Supreme Court.