India’s most popular MPV, Toyota Innova Crysta, is all set to receive another price hike from August 2021. As the norm in the industry goes, the rise in prices offsets the higher input costs of raw materials and other expenses. Also, it is a good time to reflect upon the journey of Innova in our market. Fortuner and Innova are two Toyota products that have sustained their business in India. The sort of fan following for these two Japanese products in India have is simply impressive. This post is aimed at people who are interested in witnessing the evolution of your beloved Toyota Innova Crysta. So, grab your popcorn and enjoy this post.
Toyota Innova Crysta – Prices Over The Years
Would you be shocked if we told you that the initial price of the Innova at its debut in India in 2005 was around Rs 6.82 lakh, ex-showroom? We bet you don’t even remember that the Innova was this affordable at one point in time. But with the market owned by the likes of Toyota Qualis and Chevrolet Tavera, the MPV segment was not something that everyone knew about back then. It was the Innova that changed the game and replaced the Tavera. The key difference was a much more comfortable ride quality, better cabin features and space in comparison to the typical SUV. This trend caught on slowly and was bound to be a huge market in times to come. The price range at that point in time was around Rs 7 lakh to Rs 11 lakh.
The game changed even further in 2012 when the updated Innova was launched in India to begin its second innings. Needless today, the prices shifted in the region of Rs 11 lakh to Rs 15 lakh but the features, comfort and conveniences rose with the prices. People were beginning to understand the value and utilization of an MPV and the long-journey comfort they brought with them. The exteriors also got quite sophisticated and people started buying the Innova for their personal use as well. Prior to that, the Innova was still largely a commercial vehicle.
Toyota Innova Crysta moniker was born in 2016 and prices ranged between Rs 13 lakh to Rs 20 lakh and it really became a premium MPV then. It has stayed that way with no direct rival in the market. The Ertiga and Marazzo are placed in a segment below and the likes of Kia Carnival sit a segment above. That is the reason why Toyota has so much room to experiment. Currently, the Innova Crysta has been priced between Rs 16.52 lakh and Rs 24.59 lakh, ex-showroom and has more private users than ever. The price increase of the Toyota Innova Crysta will see the prices go up by up to Rs 49,000.