Toyota Kirloskar Motor, (TKM) has launched the petrol variant of the Innova Crysta in a price range of Rs 13.73 lakh and Rs 19.62 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The Japanese car maker has introduced the petrol grade of the Crysta in order to compensate for the ban on diesel cars in Delhi, with engines displacing more than 2,000 cc. Toyota is also considering to launch the Fortuner SUV with the petrol engine, but before that the automaker is waiting for the decision that has to be taken by the apex court over the ban on diesel vehicle over 2,000cc as well as the market response for Innova Crysta petrol.
The Innova Crysta petrol is powered by a new 2.7L engine, generating around 162 bhp of power and 246 NM of torque. Toyota decided to launch the MPV to address the customers and dealers where the Innova is not available in the past eight months. Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Director and Senior Vice-President (Sales and Marketing) N Raja told PTI, “Following the ban on big diesel vehicles by the Supreme Court last December, there has been an increased interest towards petrol from consumers.”
The MPV will be available in both manual and automatic transmissions. The manual variant delivers an ARAI rated fuel efficiency of 9.89 kmpl, while the automatic variant delivers 10.83 kmpl of fuel economy. The bookings for the new petrol-powered Innova Crysta will commence from 9th August 2016, while the deliveries will start by the end of this month. Since its launch in May 2016, TKM has sold over 24,000 units of the Innova Crysta diesel and has over 9,000 deliveries.