Prices of the diesel variants of the Toyota Innova Crysta are expected to be increased soon as the company launched the BS6 version at celebratory prices
Toyota Innova Crysta was recently updated with BS-6 engines. With the update, the MPV lost the 2.8L turbocharged diesel engine. It is now offered with a 2.7L petrol and a 2.4L turbo-diesel engine. Toyota also hiked the car’s price with the launch of BS-6 model. The petrol variants got costlier by Rs. 11,000 to 43,000, while the diesel variants received a price hike of Rs. 39,000 to Rs. 1.12 lakh. The price hike was different across the various trim levels. The petrol Touring Sport variants of the MPV got costlier by Rs. 11,000, while the diesel Touring Sport ZX and VX trims saw a price hike of Rs. 39,000 and Rs. 80,000, respectively.
Prices of the diesel variants of the Toyota Innova Crysta are expected to see a price hike soon.
Prices of the BS-6 Innova Crysta at the time of its launch were celebratory and are bound to be raised in the future. In a recent report, Toyota has confirmed that it will be hiking the prices of the diesel variants of the Innova Crysta. On this note, Mr. Naveen Soni, Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, has been quoted as saying, “In the price-sensitive entry and mid passenger car segment diesel upgrade to BS6 makes it uncompetitive against the equivalent gasoline vehicles. The difficult decision that we as a manufacturer of MPV and SUV vehicles took was how to price these BS6 diesel vehicles at introduction timing. In our case, we had taken a decision to transfer less than 50% of BS6 up-gradation cost to the market at introduction timing earlier this year. However, since this is not a sustainable measure we would take a decision at an appropriate time to transfer the cost to the market in a stepwise manner”.
A digital rendering of the Toyota Innova Crysta facelift.
Since inception, diesel variants of cars have been priced higher than their petrol counterparts. The price gap has been ever-increasing with the newer emission norms kicking in. Downsizing of petrol engines with the use of forced induction has further helped these cleaner motors to give similar performance as the diesel engines. In result, the widening price gap and improved petrol engines have affected the sales of diesel cars adversely. Thus, Toyota should now consider launching the new Innova facelift with a frugal turbo-petrol motor as it's mostly fuel efficiency where petrol motors fall behind their diesel counterparts.