The diesel MPV will be sold alongside the all-new Innova HyCross
While all the attention was on the all-new Innova HyCross Toyota has confirmed that the Innova Crysta diesel will be back on sale albeit only in a diesel guise. The bookings for the diesel-powered Innova Crysta were abruptly halted in September 2022 due to high demand, while the petrol-powered Crysta continued to be on sale.
This will be the first time that Toyota will be selling two generations of a model together. In 2005, the Qualis was at its peak in sales when Toyota decided to discontinue and replace it with the Innova, which was a risky move yet turned out to be a great success for the marque in India. A similar situation was expected with the launch of the Innova HyCross hybrid but as previously stated by Toyota, the diesel Crysta bookings are expected to re-open in January 2023 for those who prefer a diesel engine in a people-mover.
The diesel MPV is powered by a 2.4-litre engine that produced 166PS of power and 245Nm of torque and had both manual and automatic gearbox options. Being a rear-wheel-drive based on a rugged body-on-frame platform, the Crysta or even the older Innovas are known for their solid reliability.
The prices and variant details are yet to surface but considering it will be available for both private and commercial markets, we expect the top variant and the base variant to be on sale, similar to the Mahindra Scorpio Classic. While the all-new Innova HyCross will cater to the more urban customers with its modern looks and features, we expect the Innova Crysta to primarily serve the commercial market.