Toyota Innova Crysta range has now got a new base variant in the form of G Plus. Only offered with diesel engine option, it comes with both 7 and 8 seater version. Toyota says that this is a made to order variant. Orders can now be placed at an authorized dealership near you.
Powering the new Innova Crysta G Plus is a 2.4 liter diesel engine, which delivers 150 PS and 343 Nm. It is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. No automatic option is on offer with the new G Plus. Price of G Plus 7 str variant is Rs 15.57 lakh and that of 8 seater variant is Rs 15.62 lakhs. This means that it is cheaper by Rs 38,000, as compared to the previous base variant, GX MT. Prices are ex-sh.
Speaking about sales performance, Innova Crysta is the best selling Toyota in India. In the month of February 2019, the company sold 11,760 units in domestic markets and exported 737 units of the Etios series taking total sales to 12,497 units. This was against domestic sales of 11,846 units and exports of 841 units of the Etios series in February 2018 taking totals to 12,687 units.
The launch of new entry level Innova Crysta could help the company increase sales of the MPV. Innova Crysta is a segment leader, but its sales could be affected by the newly launched Mahindra Marazzo, which has been steadily posting average monthly sales of 3,700 units since launch. Comparing on road prices of top end variants, Mahindra Marazzo is cheaper by Rs 13 lakhs, as compared to the Toyota Innova Crysta.
Speaking about the company’s recent sales performance, Mr. N. Raja, Deputy Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “We have seen improvement in consumer sentiments as compared to last month leading to a growth in demand. However, the auto sales is witnessing a temporary slowdown in pre- election phase in addition to factors like tight liquidity condition impacting the buying behavior.”
Toyota also said that the new Camry Hybrid electric has been well received among buyers in the country. Of this new vehicle, the company has over 400 bookings with sales of 130 units ever since launch in mid January indicating the buyers changing sentiments towards cleaner and greener vehicle options.