The Toyota Innova Crysta has surely managed to meet the company’s expectations in the very first month of its sales. The Japanese carmaker sold a total of 7,259 units of the Crysta recording an impressive 44 per cent year-on-year growth. The company had sold 5,028 units of the old-generation Innova in May 2015.
If we talk about the month-on-month growth, the Crysta recorded a massive 70 percent rise in its sales. In April 2016, 4,269 units of the Crysta were sold. This also makes the Crysta the segment-topper once again that it had lost to the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga in April, 2016. Maruti Suzuki managed to sell only 4,133 units of the Ertiga in May 2016, as against 5,430 sold units in April.
What’s more interesting to note here is the fact that the company sold the vehicle in such high numbers despite facing the ban in the national capital. For people not in the know, Delhi-NCR used to contribute over 7 percent in the overall sales of Toyota India. Had there been no ban in Delhi, the sales numbers could have been even better.
The initial response for the Toyota Innova Crysta also proves that people are ready to pay more if the product is genuinely good. With more features, new engine options and more up-market cabin, the Innova Crysta was launched at a higher price than the discontinued model of the MPV. While the entry-level variant of the Crysta is about 1.20 lakh pricier than the old-gen model, the top-of-the-line variant costs over 4 lakh than the top-end of the old model. The Crysta is priced between Rs 13.83 lakh – Rs 20.77 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Available in a total of 10 variants, the Innova Crysta comes in two diesel engine options – a 2.4-litre GD and a 2.8-litre GD. While the smaller engine is good for 147bhp and 343Nm, the 2.8-litre GD diesel engine churns out 175bhp and 360Nm.