Toyota Innova Crysta
Innova sales in first gear after Crysta launch. Pictured: Toyota Innova CrystaPR handout

The new iteration of Toyota's much-acclaimed MPV — the Innova Crysta — has become an instant hit in the Indian market. The MPV has been witnessing an overwhelming response since its entry into the market. The Innova Crysta, which made its market entry in May this year, has garnered over 30,000 bookings in the domestic market and the number is steadily rising.

According to TKM Director and Senior Vice President (Sales & Marketing) N Raja, nearly half of the bookings done so far are for the automatic variant of the Innova Crysta. The company has directed its vendors to increase the supply of the automatic transmission to meet the demand. The MPV currently commands a waiting period of three months in the country.

According to Press of Trust of India, Toyota has already increased the production of the Innova Crysta to cut down the waiting period and the output will be increased further to meet the demand.

Toyota, which produced 6,000 units of the Innova Crysta in the first month of its launch, had ramped up the production to 7,800 units in June. It sold 8,171 units of the MPV in June in India. It also became a bestseller in the UV segment in its first month itself, with sales of 7,259 units in May.

"We are increasing production. In May when we started we were producing around 6,000 units. In June, it went up to around 7,800 units. Going forward, depending on demand we expect to maintain that level," PTI quoted N Raja as saying.

Priced at Rs. 13.83 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai), the Innova Crysta comes with 2.4-litre and 2.8-litre diesel engines under the hood. While the 2,393cc diesel engine develops 148bhp of power and 243Nm of torque, the 2,755cc mill churns out 172bhp and 360Nm of torque. The engines come mated to either a five-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic gearbox. It measures 4,735mm in length, 1,830mm in width, 1,795mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,750mm.