Toyota Innova Crysta CNG launch delayed due to Covid-19-related factors: Sources
Toyota Kirloskar Motor has been busy developing a bi-fuel, petrol-CNG variant of the Innova Crysta. It was even spotted undergoing testing on public roads in January this year. While the greener Innova Crysta was rumored for arrival in third-quarter of 2020, its launch plans have now been pushed back due to Covid-19 related challenges, sources have informed HT Auto.
The bi-fuel, petrol-CNG powertrain of the Innova will most likely be a derivative of the 2TR-FE 2.7L Dual VVT-i petrol unit. It may have slightly lower output figures and will likely come with only a 5-speed MT option.
On Thursday, HT Auto also reported that the arrival of the Toyota's version of Vitara Brezza compact SUV has been delayed by a few months. While it was slated to be launched sometime in August this year, it may now arrive around festive season 2020. (Full details here)
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Toyota Kirloskar Motor also recently announced a price hike on the Innova Crysta and Innova Touring Sport. The petrol models are now costlier by ₹30,000- 44,000, and the diesel variants are now dearer by ₹30,000 to ₹61,000, depending on the variants.
The Innova Crysta BS 6 is now priced in the range of ₹15.66 lakh to ₹23.63 lakh, and its Touring Sport version now stretches between ₹19.53 lakh and ₹24.67 lakh.
Regarding the price hike, Toyota said, “Toyota Kirloskar Motors announces the realignment of prices across our models with a hike between 1 to 2 percent. This increase is necessitated to partially recover the substantial increase in cost of BS 6 and the higher input costs on the back of weak exchange rate."