With the BS-VI upgrade, the Toyota Innova Crysta is now only available with 2.7-litre petrol and 2.4-litre diesel engines, both offered in manual and automatic versions. The more powerful 2.8-litre diesel mill has been junked.
Toyota has launched the BS-VI compliant Innova Crysta in the country. Priced between Rs 15.36 lakh and Rs 24.06 lakh (ex-showroom), the bookings for the updated Innova Crysta (including Touring Sport version) are now open at Toyota dealerships across the country. Customer deliveries of the car are expected to begin by the end of February 2020.
The switch to BS-VI from BS-IV has made the Innova Crysta dearer by Rs 31,000 – Rs 63,000 for petrol variants, while the diesel version has taken a bigger hit, of course. The BS-VI compliant diesel variants of the Crysta are pricier by up to Rs 60,000 for the base and mid-level variants, whereas the top-end has seen a price hike of Rs 1 lakh. With this update, Toyota has also ditched the more powerful 2.8-litre diesel version, which used to come only with an automatic transmission. In its place, the company is now offering the automatic transmission with the 2.4-litre engine. Compared to the 2.8 AT variants, the new 2.4 AT variants are priced higher, with a price difference of Rs 59,000. Another thing to note here is that these are ‘celebratory’ prices, which means that Toyota will hike up the prices later in the year.
As for the powertrain, the diesel variants, like mentioned above, are only going to be offered with the 2.4-litre mill, paired to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. The petrol engine continues to be a 2.7-litre unit, mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. Toyota hasn’t revealed the power and torque figures of the new BS-VI powertrains, but we’re guessing that there will be a slight change in the numbers.
Even though the Innova Crysta has become pricier, the switch to BS-VI was inevitable. But we don't see it affecting its sales, to be honest. According to Toyota, the Innova Crysta currently holds a 40 per cent market share in its segment, which is still likely to remain with the BS-VI version. That said, the upcoming Kia Carnival has the potential to eat into Innova’s sales pie, however, for that to happen, Kia has to launch its MPV at an irresistible price.