Toyota Kirloskar Motors Limited (TKML) has officially opened bookings for the BS6 Innova Crysta – one of India’s best selling MPVs. The price range for the BS6 trims of the Toyota Innova Crysta has also been announced. Prices for the BS6 Innova Crysta will start from Rs. 15.36 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, for the base trim, going all the way up to Rs. 24.06 lakhs for the top-of-the-line Touring Sport trim. Supply of the BS6 Toyota Innova Crysta will begin from next month, in a phased model, subject to availability of BS6 fuel.
The price increase from BS4 to BS6 has been quite modest. While the BS4 petrol base trim of the Toyota Innova Crysta is priced at Rs. 15.13 lakhs, the BS6 trim of the same variant is only Rs. 23,000 pricier. In case of the top-end Touring Sport Diesel trim, the BS4 trim is priced at Rs. 23.67 lakhs while the BS6 trim is pricier by Rs. 39,000, which again seems to be a modest increase. Notably. Toyota has also added safety equipment to the BS6 variants of the Innova Crysta, which now get Vehicle Stability Control(VSC), Hill Assist Control(HAC) & Emergency Brake Signal(EBS) as standard safety features across all trims.
From the looks of it, Toyota India seems to have absorbed much of the price increase caused due to the transition from BS4 to BS6 (Bharat Stage 6) emission norms. It remains to be seen if the same approach is followed for the Toyota Fortuner SUV as well. Other automakers may also follow a similar approach given the fact that the Indian car market is in the midst of a severe slowdown, and that a big price increase could further dampen demand and slow down the recovery process.
The BS6 variant of the Toyota Innova Crysta is expected to be offered with three engine options, just like the Bs4 trims. The engines include 4 cylinder petrol and turbocharged diesels with varying displacements. While the Petrol is a 2.7 liter unit, the diesels are 2.4 liter and 2.8 liter turbocharged units. 5 speed and 6 speed manual gearboxes are standard across the 2.7 liter petrol and 2.4 liter diesel respectively, while the 2.8 liter diesel gets a 6 speed torque converter automatic diesel as standard. All variants of the Innova Crysta are rear wheel driven.
Meanwhile, Mr. Naveen Soni, Senior Vice President, Sales & Service said,
The Government, auto industry and oil industry have together worked tirelessly with full commitment to usher in the cleaner BS-VI emission norms in a record time. Under these norms, the regulatory vehicle emission limits for particulate matter 2.5 (PM 2.5) will be same irrespective of the size of the car as well as for cars that run on CNG, petrol or diesel. It is indeed a proud moment for us to present BS-VI Innova Crysta, as we open bookings for it today at a celebratory price for a limited time period and customer orders for limited number. The launch of the BS-VI Innova Crysta, is a crucial step towards achieving the goal of minimizing emissions for a sustainable future. Innova Crysta comes with BS-VI compliant engine, an improvement of the already powerful GD-Series engines, promising low emissions and higher efficiency. We thank our customers for their unwavering support and trust in Innova Crysta and believe this BS-VI Innova Crysta will offer them the best driving experience with powerful performance, luxurious features, comfort and most importantly safety.