Replacing the old Innova in India is the new generation Toyota Innova Crysta. Launched in May this year, it was only offered with 2.4-liter and 2.8-liter diesel engine options.
More powerful and more efficient than any of the Innova engines offered before, the engines were banned from sale in certain Indian cities due to a new ruling. Toyota India appealed, but nothing changed. Their most advanced Innova was not on sale in one of the most lucrative market – New Delhi.
In spite of this, Toyota Innova Crysta sales surpassed everyone’s expectations. The MPV started registering an average monthly sales of 8,000 units, and also became the best-selling UV in the country, beating the likes of Hyundai Creta, Maruti Brezza, Mahindra Scorpio, etc. All this, without the car being on sale in Delhi, NCR, Kerela.
The only way to overcome the diesel ban was to launch a petrol variant, and today the same was launched by Toyota India. New Toyota Innova Crysta is now offered with a petrol 2.7 liter engine. This engine generates 166 PS @ 5200 rpm and 245 Nm @ 4000 rpm. Transmission options include 5 speed MT or a 6 speed AT.
It is available in four trims, exactly like the diesel variants – G, V, Z. Only the G trim is offered in both 7 or 8 seater options, the latter two are only offered with 7 seat option. Exteriors, Interiors, equipment list, etc remains same as that of the Innova diesel respective variants.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Director and Senior Vice-President (Sales and Marketing) N Raja said, “The petrol Innova Crysta will be powered by a 2.7 litre new engine. Although the launch is for all India, it has been brought mainly with a view to address consumers and dealers in Delhi-NCR, where we have not been selling the MPV for the last eight months.”
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