Automatic transmission has become very popular on the Toyota Innova Crysta with half of the sales coming for the 2.8 AT variant. The new Innova’s more expensive price tag has made it unpopular in the commercial segment.
India has always been a manual country and automatic transmissions were restricted to the ultra luxury segments. Low fuel efficiency, high maintenance cost and higher cost of the vehicle itself were the preconception. The choices in the market were very restricted and even those that were available were cars with old school transmissions. But over the last three years there has been a huge spurt in the automatic choices available in the market.
Rapidly growing traffic prompts frequent clutch operation, which has started to become annoying. Hence, automatic transmissions have attained popularity and the sales of the Toyota Innova Crysta is an example of the same as 50 percent of demand of the Innova Crysta is for the automatic transmission variant. Apart from that, 90 percent of Innova Crysta buyers are private owners and not taxi operators.
The Toyota Innova Crysta offers a 6-speed automatic transmission. The autobox is mated to the 2.8-litre diesel engine which churns out 174 BHP and 360 Nm of torque. The transmission is now available with the recently introduced 2.7-litre petrol variant too.
Driving the Toyota Innova Crysta automatic is convenient, but the steering is heavy and it requires efforts to manoeuvre in city traffic. The clutch travel action of the manual transmission is longer which makes automatic transmission more beneficial.
The Innova Crysta is a powerful and feature loaded premium MPV available with two diesel and a petrol engine offered with both AT and MT. It is a car that has something for every kind of buyer and with the growing automatic car trend, the sales of diesel automatics would extend further.
Toyota Innova Crysta Sales
– 50 percent demand of the Innova Crysta is for the automatic transmission
– 90 percent of buyers of the Innova Crysta are private owners and not taxi operators
– Toyota has lost Rs. 1700 crore worth of sales (around 8500 units) due to the diesel ban
– Toyota Innova Crysta is a powerful and feature loaded premium MPV