Toyota Kirloskar Motors India showcased its all-new Innova Crysta at the 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi. Now there is a high possibility that the petrol engine for the new MPV could be manufactured in India. The all-new Innova Crysta is expected to launch in the country sometime during May.
Currently, a ban on the sale of diesel engines larger than 2,000cc exists in the Delhi region. Delhi is a huge market for Toyota, as it is for several other manufacturers. The petrol engine in the Innova Crysta will be mainly targeted at selling in the Delhi region.
The diesel engine from Toyota could also be locally manufactured at an all-new facility. The engine would be manufactured in Jigani, Karnataka and would be utilised in both Innova Crysta as well as in the Fortuner. Local manufacturing will help competitive pricing of future models.
Toyota does not plan on new investment in India until a future road map is laid out. Kirloskar Motors, Toyota's Indian subsidiary is keen on bringing new as well as locally manufactured products in the country. The manufacturer is expected to meet with its vendors to discuss the possibility of manufacturing the petrol engine as well.
Once the Innova Crysta is launched by Toyota in the Indian market, it will compete with Renault Lodgy and Mahindra Xylo. Expect base variant of the new Innova Crysta to be priced approximately for Rs. 13 lakh ex-showroom. Stay tuned for more updates and launch details from Toyota.