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

Toyota Innova Crysta petrol is reportedly set to hit the assembly line in India in the second week of July. A report of GaadiWaadi says that the petrol Innova crystal could be launched in India in August and the production of the model could begin from July 18.

The Innova Crysta -- the new avatar of the much-acclaimed MPV the Innova -- has struck the right chord with auto lovers in the country within a few days of launch. The Innova Crysta has garnered over 20,000 bookings in the country within two weeks of its entry into the market and is still going strong. However, Toyota has stated that the MPV's sales have been affected by the ban of the diesel cars with a displacement of 2000cc and above in the Delhi NCR region.

Although, the company has hinted at the launch of the petrol model to beat the diesel ban, it did not divulge the launch details. Now it looks like the petrol Innova Crysta could come sooner than expected.

The soon-to-be-launched petrol Innova Crysta is expected to be powered by an all-new 2.7-litre unit, which is expected to churn out 165bhp of power and 245Nm of peak torque. The transmission in the petrol-powered Innova Crysta is likely to be taken care of by a six-speed manual gearbox. According to the report, Toyota could also add automatic variant later. The Innova Crysta, which is known as Kijang Innova in the Indonesian market, is sold with 2.0-litre petrol engine under the hood.

Currently, the Innova Crysta is offered e a 2.4-litre and a 2.8-litre diesel engines under the hood. While the 2,393cc diesel engine will develop 148bhp of power and 243Nm of torque, the 2,755cc mill will churn out 172bhp and 360Nm of torque. The engines come mated to either a five-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic gearbox.