Toyota India would launch the petrol variants of Innova Crysta with a 2.7L engine around the festive season of Diwali in October. The Innvoa Crysta was launched in the Indian market on May 3, 2016 with two diesel engines in a price range of Rs. 13.88-20.78 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom). However, due to Supreme Court's ban on sales of diesel vehicles with engine capacity above 2000cc in Delhi-NCR, the company is compelled to introduce petrol variants. The new MPV has received overwhelming response from the buyers with 15,000 bookings already.
In a couple of other Asian markets such as Thailand and Indonesia, Toyota Innova Crysta is offered with 2.0L petrol engine. However, the India-spec model would get a new 2.7L motor as the R&D wing of Toyota is working on the same. India would be the first market to get the new petrol engine, followed by several others. Recently, the National Green Tribunal bench of Supreme Court also banned the diesel vehicles with engines over 2000cc in six cities of Kerala. Though, the Kerala High Court announced a stay of two months on this order, providing some much-needed respite to the automakers. With the introduction of petrol variants, Toyota is looking forward to a substantial growth in the sales of the Innova Crysta.
Toyota Innova Crysta is quite costly as compared to the previous-generation Innova. The base variant of the MPV is dearer by Rs. 85,000 while the range-topping variant costs Rs. 1.9 Lakhs more than the preceding model. Though, the company is offering various exchange bonuses and discounts for the existing Innova owners. Mechanically, the Innova Crysta comes with a 2.4L diesel engine which is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The more powerful variant gets the 2.8L diesel motor, linked to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Toyota Innova Crysta lock horns with the Honda Mobilio, Renault Lodgy and Mahindra XUV500 in the Indian market, while ruling the roost in the segment.
Source: ET Auto