Toyota Kirloskar Motor stirred quite a ripple with the launch of the Innova Crysta in Indian market, which is the next generation Innova. The model looks absolutely premium and appealing and has now earned the tag of best-selling MPV of the country. The Innova has been a very popular MPV in India, and with the launch of the next generation model, the Innova Crysta the sales has been grown by 44%. In May 2016, the Innova Crysta was sold at a total of 7,259 units against May 2015’s 5,028 units.
Despite being banned in the Delhi and NCR, Toyota Kirloskar Motors has lost a 7% of its annual sales. The Delhi and NCR region have a large customer base for the Toyota cars. Later on, the NGT has imposed the ban on 2000 cc and larger diesel engines in Kerala also, which has again impacted on Toyota’s sales. Despite these troubles the Japanese automaker has kept its rise with the Innova Crysta. In April, ahead of Innova Crysta’s launch the old model has sold 4269 units across the country, which shot up to 70% in May with the launch of the new model.
The Toyota Innova Crysta is available in two different diesel engine options. The smaller engine is a 2.4 litre unit which is paired with a 5 speed manual gearbox and churns out 154 PS of peak power and 343 Nm of peak torque. The larger unit is a 2.8 litre engine which gets mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission and kicks out 177 PS of peak power and 360 Nm of peak torque. The Toyota Innova Crysta delivers fuel economy of 15.10 kmpl and 14.29 kmpl respectively for the 2.4 litre and 2.8 litre variants.
Presently the car has a waiting period of 2–4 months. The car might face a bit of trouble in future, as the NGT is planning to introduce the ban on 2000 cc and larger diesel engines in several other cities across the country to curb pollution. The car is priced between Rs. 13.83 lakh to Rs. 20.78 lakh depending on different variants.