Toyota Fortuner and Innova have been popular among the Indian audience since the existence of their first generation. The Indian audience showed love for the diesel variants in the past as the price difference between the petrol and diesel price was significant. As of now, petrol cars have gained popularity because of the lesser price difference. FYI, the price difference is around Rs.7 per litre and people, therefore, have shifted to petrol cars.
With the BS6 norms coming in, the diesel cars have grown more expensive than their petrol counterparts. Toyota Fortuner and Innova will also experience a price hike. Toyota will release the new price list really soon as per the media reports. The two power-packed cars from Toyota have been really popular among the Indian audience and exist in both the petrol and diesel forms.
The Toyota Fortuner has got two BS6 compliant engines which are currently available on sale in the Indian lineup. There is a 2.7-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol and a 2.4-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine. Both of these engines are really good in terms of power and torque outputs. The petrol engine churns out 163bhp of power and 245Nm of torque. On the other hand, the diesel engine generates 174bhp and 420Nm. The Crysta comes with 2.7-litre petrol and a 2.4-litre diesel engine.
Naveen Soni, VP Toyota Kirloskar India said “In the price-sensitive of entry and mid passenger car segment diesel upgrade to BS6 makes is uncompetitive against the equivalent gasoline vehicles. The difficult decision that we as a manufacturer of MPV and SUV vehicles was how to price these BS6 diesel vehicles at introduction timing. In our case, we had taken a decision to transfer less than 50% of BS6 up-gradation cost to the market at introduction timing earlier this year. However, since this is not a sustainable measure we would take a decision at an appropriate time to transfer the cost to the market in a stepwise manner.” Toyota Fortuner and Innova continue to contribute to Toyota’s sales actively.0