The Toyota Innova Crysta is one of the most popular MPVs in the Indian market. The Innova Crysta is offered in both petrol and diesel engine options. Now, a report from LiveMint states that Toyota might discontinue the diesel variant of the Innova Crysta. Toyota is likely to offer petrol hybrid engine options on the MPV.
But the petrol hybrid engine will be offered on the next-gen avatar of the Innova Crysta which is unlikely to be introduced any time soon. The BS-VI emission norms will be implemented from April 2020 and Toyota aims to meet the even stricter emission norms set to be introduced from 2022.
The next-gen Toyota Innova Crysta is likely to be introduced in 2021 or 2022. Currently, Toyota offers petrol hybrid engines on the Camry and the Prius. India will also implement the corporate average fuel efficiency (CAFE) in 2022 and the Real-World Driving Emission test will be implemented from 2023.
Currently, the Toyota Innova Crysta is offered with two diesel engine options: 2.4-litre and 2.7-litre. The 2.4-litre engine produces 148bhp and 343Nm of torque and it is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The 2.7-litre engine churns out 171bhp and 360Nm of torque and comes mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.