Diesel Ban on vehicles above 2000 cc has resulted in car manufacturers preferring to concentrate more on Petrol cars to Diesel variants. 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).
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.
Compared to its predecessor the base model is dearer by about Rs 85,000 while the top of the line variant is about Rs 1.9 lakh dearer and falls above the Rs 20 lakh slab. Toyota is offering exchange discounts for its valued customers who have the previous generation Innova. The company has racked up 15,000 bookings for the Crysta since its launch. Once the petrol engine option is available the company is looking at a good growth that had dropped by around 3,000 units in 2015.
Being the king of the segment, the Japanese manufacturer is aiming to sell around 35,000 units of the Crysta in a month. In India, the new Toyota Innova Crysta faces competition from the Mahindra Scorpio and XUV 5OO, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, and Honda Mobilio, among others.
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