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Toyota Kirloskar Motor Vice Chairman Vikram S Kirloskar, Managing Director Akito Tachibana, Director and Senior Vice President N Raja during the launch of Innova Crysta in Bengaluru on May 13, 2016.IANS

Amid diesel car ban in Delhi and Kerala that derailed sales figures of Toyota Kirloskar Motor, its latest MPV Innova Crysta launched on May 13 is off to a good start. The Indo-Japanese brand received 18,000 bookings for the new generation Innova MPV since its launch reports Autocar Professional.

The report also says the waiting period of the Innova Crysta has been extended to four months quoting Akito Tachibana, managing director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor who was present in Chennai on May 25, Wednesday, for the opening of the Toyota Driving School.

The highest numbers of bookings are reportedly for the top-end ZX variant, which is equipped with an automatic transmission. This model has been priced at Rs. 20,77,930 (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The Innova Crysta range starts at Rs. 13,83,677.

The Innova Crysta is sold in two grades with an automatic transmission (Zx, Gx) and four grades with manual transmission (Zx, Vx, Gx and G). It is sold with two diesel engine options. The 2,393cc diesel engine develops 148bhp of power and 243Nm of torque, while the 2,755cc mill churns out 172bhp and 360Nm of torque. The 2.4-litre engine is mated to manual transmission and the 2.8-litre diesel engine comes mated to automatic transmission. While the former returns a claimed fuel efficiency of 15.10kmpl, the latter returns 14.29kmpl.

TKM is also actively considering petrol engine for the MPV post diesel car ban in Delhi NCR and Kerala. The launch of the petrol engine equipped Innova Crysta is expected by the festive season. According to reports, it will be an all-new 2.7-litre unit. This new petrol unit will be the first to be launched in India.