Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) launched the new avatar of its popular MPV the Innova in India in May and the MPV has proven that it is equally popular as its predecessor. The new Innova Crysta has been raking in considerable number of bookings since its launch in the country and the demand has also stretched the waiting period of the MPV.
Announcing the monthly sale of September, Toyota confirmed that the Innova Crysta's waiting period continues to stand at two months and the lifting of the diesel ban in Delhi and NCR has increased the demand for the model in India. The company has also admitted that the unrest in Bengaluru over the Cauvery water issue has resulted in the stoppage of the production of the Innova Crysta for two days. However, the company hopes to be back on its delivery track soon.
"The unfortunate unrest in Bangalore and the imposition of Section 144 in the State resulted in a two day production shut down impacting our commitment of on time delivery of cars and parts to our valued customers. However, we have resumed production at our plant in Bidadi and are geared up to meet demands during the upcoming festive season," said N. Raja, director & senior vice president, Sales & Marketing, Toyota Kirloskar Motor.
Toyota Innova Crysta is now available in both petrol and diesel engine options in the country. Under the hood, while 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 diesel variants of the Innova Crysta are sold with 2.4-litre and 2.8-litre diesel engines.
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 transmission is taken care of by a five-speed manual and six-speed automatic gearbox.