Toyota Innova Crysta in action

Toyota Innova diesel variants have not been discontinued, the company has halted bookings to meet existing demand

Recently, rumours were afloat the internet that the diesel variants of the Toyota Innova Crysta have been discontinued by the company. Even our sources said that the dealerships no longer take bookings for the diesel variants.

But, now, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has given an official clarification in this regard. In a latest statement, the Toyota said, “Innova, TKM’s flagship offering in India has come a long way ever since its introduction in 2005.”

“Having created a niche of its own, the versatile segment-leading Innova has always remained a notch above when compared to other models in the segment,” it added.

The company said that, over the years, the vehicle has undergone several enhancements be it luxury, comfort, or performance features, in order to meet the ever-changing needs of the Indian customers.

“Similarly, the second generation Innova Crysta, continues to win customer hearts, being a segment leader itself,” the company said.

“Having found its home in close to 1 million households in India, the brand Innova has become synonymous to quality, durability, and reliability, and is widely preferred by customers from both personal and commercial segments,” the statement added.

Explaining the reason for not taking orders for the Innova diesel variants, Toyota, said, “Due to very high demand pattern which has resulted in an increased waiting period for the diesel variants of Innova Crysta, TKM has decided to temporarily stop taking orders.”

Customers can still buy the petrol variants

“As a customer centric company, we are making efforts to supply the vehicles to customers who have already made bookings with our dealers. However, we will continue to take order for petrol variants of Innova Crysta,” the statement ended.

It is to be noted that Toyota is all-set to launch the third generation 2023 Innova this year. The next iteration of the popular MPV will reportedly get comprehensive updates which were never seen on an Innova all this time.

Codenamed 560B, the new Innova, called Innova Hycross, will shed its heavy and reliable ladder frame for a more modern monocoque chassis that’s based on the brand’s new TNGA-C architecture (internationally called the Global Architecture C).