Toyota hikes prices of key models by as much as Rs. 20,000!

Toyota has increased the prices of its bestselling models in India such as the Innova, Corolla Altis and Fortuner by 1 – 1.5%. From today (April 1st), customers will have to shell out an additional Rs. 12, 557 – Rs. 18, 424 for the Toyota Innova depending on the variants. The Corolla Altis petrol’s price has been hiked by Rs. 10,400 to Rs. 14,500 while the diesel spec is dearer by Rs. 14,100 to Rs. 17,700. The Toyota Fortuner bore the heaviest brunt of the price hike with an increase of Rs. 20,000.

Thankfully, Toyota has left the Etios’ pricing untouched, which will continue to sell in the Rs. 4.96 lakh – Rs.6.86 lakh range (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Previously, the Toyota Innova used to be priced in the Rs 8.27 lakh and Rs 12.18 lakh range. The Corolla diesel commanded a price tag between Rs 11.18 lakh and Rs 14.03 lakh while the petrol Corolla retailed at Rs 10.28 lakh to Rs 14.38 lakh. At Rs. 19.94 lakh, the Toyota Fortuner’s price was just under the psychological 20k mark.

Toyota hikes prices of key models by as much as Rs. 20,000!
Photo: Toyota Fortuner Sports Package

Toyota Fortuner now with Sports Package

Toyota is now offering a Sports Package for the Fortuner SUV at a price of Rs. 42,650*. The Sports Package includes a rear roof spoiler, rear bumper spoiler, front bumper spoiler, muffle cutter and floor mats.

The Fortuner was launched in August 2009 and Toyota has since sold more than 18,000 units (August 2009 – January 2011) acquiring 57% market share in the mid-range SUV segment. The company even had to halt bookings for the Rs. 20 lakh premium SUV in January 2010 due to the huge demand. Toyota reopened bookings in August 2010 but in November 2010 it was forced to stop taking orders again before reopening bookings in January 2011. Read more: Toyota Fortuner bookings open again

The Toyota Fortuner is powered by a 3.0-litre D-4D diesel engine that puts out 171PS of maximum power and 343 Nm of maximum torque. The engine is coupled with an all time 4-wheel drive system. Safety features in the SUV include twin airbags for the driver and front seat passenger, ABS, and Toyota’s acclaimed Global Outstanding Assessment design for crash impact.

*may vary