The recently launched Toyota Innova Crysta BS6 is obtainable with two powertrain options - a 2.4-litre diesel and a couple of 2.7-litre petrol. That's right, Toyota has stopped offering the 2.8-litre diesel on the MPV and has instead added the choice of an automatic gearbox with the smaller oil furnace. While Toyota hasn't officially stated technical specifications or the claimed efficiency of the updated Innova Crysta, our sources have spilled the beans.
The power and torque figures of both engines remain unchanged from the BS4 version. The updated 2.4-liter diesel develops 150PS and 343Nm, while the BS6 2.7-liter petrol unit puts out 166PS and 245Nm. However, what has changed within the updated models is the fuel efficiency figures.
The Innova Crysta has long ago been the mainstay in Toyota's India line-up, and therefore the switch to BS6 compliance brings with it a serious hike in price. While the quality BS6-petrol Innova Crysta is anywhere between Rs 11,000 to Rs 43,000 costlier, prices for the quality Innova Crysta BS6 diesel are up by Rs 39,000 to as high as Rs 1.12 lakh.
The two BS6 Innova Crysta Touring Sport petrol trims, meanwhile, are both pricier by Rs 11,000. The diesel Touring Sport trims, however, are pricier by Rs 39,000 and Rs 80,000 for the ZX and VX variants, respectively. Also worth noting is that the incontrovertible fact that Toyota has billed these prices as 'introductory', in order that they will almost certainly rise higher in time.
Prices for the Innova Crysta BS6 start from Rs 16.14 lakh and go up to Rs 23.02 lakh (ex-showroom). The Innova Crysta BS6 doesn't have an immediate rival. However, it straddles the space between the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and therefore the upcoming Kia Carnival, which is slated to launch at Auto Expo 2020. Other MPVs that operate within this space include the Tata Hexa and therefore the Mahindra Marazzo.