Toyota has just launched the petrol variants of its popular MPV, the Innova Crysta, in India to overcome the ban on diesel-run vehicles in Delhi and NCR. Although the Innova Crysta witnessed pan-India launch, the prime target of the MPV is said to be the places affected by the ban. Toyota has incurred huge losses due to the ban on diesel vehicles with displacement of 2000cc and above in Delhi and NCR.
Toyota Innova Crysta is now available in both diesel and petrol engine options in India. While the diesel variant of the Innova Crysta began its journey in May, the petrol variant has just made its entry. However, Innova Crysta petrol already seems to have become a popular choice.
Emerging reports suggest that the Crysta petrol received over 15,000 bookings even before its launch. The new variant commands a waiting period of two months, like its diesel counterpart. The company is expected to begin the delivery of the Innova Crysta petrol by the end of this month. Toyota has received over 30,000 bookings for the diesel models of Innova Crysta and the automatic variant is said to be in great demand.
The Innova Crysta petrol is powered by an in-line 4-cyl 2.7-litre unit that can churn out 164bhp at 5,200 rpm and 250Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. The transmission in the petrol avatar of the MPV is taken care of by a five-speed manual and six-speed automatic gearbox. It is priced at Rs. 13.72 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
On the other hand, the diesel variants of the Innova Crysta are sold with 2.4-litre and 2.8-litre diesel engines, with price starting at Rs. 13.83 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The 2,393cc diesel engine develops 148bhp of power and 243Nm of torque mated to five-speed manual gearbox, while the 2,755cc mill churns out 172bhp and 360Nm of torque and is coupled to six-speed automatic gearbox.