Toyota India has amassed a large number of bookings for the Innova Crysta. The MPV, which was launched in the first week of May, garnered 15,000 bookings within a month’s time. The response was said to be high even though the company lost out to one important market, Delhi. The Supreme Court had earlier issued a ban in the NCR region on the registration of new diesel vehicles with a displacement of 2000cc or above, which in-turn; hindered the sales of the model.
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To counter the ban, Toyota India is said to be working on a petrol powered version of the Innova Crysta. Earlier reports suggested that the MPV with the petrol mill will be launched in the country by the festive season (Diwali). The 2.7 litre petrol engine is being developed in Japan specifically for the NCR scenario.
Now, if reports are to be believed, Toyota India will begin the production of the petrol engine for the Innova Crysta from 18th July. The report further adds that the deliveries for the petrol engine equipped models will begin in mid-August. The 2.7 litre four cylinder mill with dual VVT-i technology is said to produce a maximum power output of 164 hp while the peak torque will be rated at 245 Nm. This engine is likely to be launched with a 6 speed manual transmission initially while an automatic transmission variant could be introduced later.