Toyota Innova Crysta post GST prices slashed by up to INR 1.35 lakh

Launched last year in India, the Innova Crysta has made Toyota India the most profitable car company in the country.

The vastly improved new-gen MPV, Toyota Innova Crysta has proved to be a massive hit in India. With sales averaging at about 8,000 units a month, Toyota India has now announced a price reduction of up to INR 1.35 lakh. This reduction in prices is because Toyota India has decided to pass on the full GST benefits to their customers.

Despite being significantly more expensive than its predecessor, the people carrier has been a best-seller. This huge success of the Innova has reflected in the company’s sales figures over the last few months, which has continuously reported a positive growth.

2016 Toyota Innova Crysta
The range-topping automatic model is the most popular variant.

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Luxurious interior, more equipment, and an overhauled exterior design struck a chord with the audience. The overwhelming response has lead to a longer waiting period. According to N Raja, TKM’s Senior VP and Director of Sales & Marketing, the MPV’s current waiting period stands at 2-4 months depending on the location and variant. Interestingly, the top-end 2.8L automatic emerged as the most popular variant.

2016 Toyota Innova Crysta
The MPV upped its luxury quotient by several notches in its second iteration.

The Innova Crysta which is based on the second generation IMV (International Multipurpose Vehicle) platform is powered by the 154 PS 2.4-litre diesel and 177 PS 2.8-litre diesel engines. The former is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission while the latter is available exclusively with a 6-speed AT. It is also offered with a 2.7 liter petrol engine.

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The Toyota Innova Crysta doesn’t really have a direct rival in that price segment. The premium products, especially SUVs, that are priced in the INR 15-20 lakhs bracket are the perceived rivals.