Continuing with the prevalent industry theme of jacking up car prices, it is time for Toyota to join as well. The Japanese auto giant has announced that it will be hiking the prices of the Camry, Fortuner, and Innova Crysta. Meanwhile, prices of other Toyota models like the Glanza, Urban Cruiser, Yaris, and Vellfire have not been revised. Of the three models, the biggest hike can be seen on the Camry. Available in our market only in its Hybrid avatar, the Toyota Camry now costs Rs 40.59 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Compared to before, that is a jump of Rs 1.18 Lakh, which is absolutely not a minuscule amount.
As for the superbly popular facelifted Fortuner, Toyota has jacked up its price by Rs 36,000. This means that the new Fortuner now starts from Rs 30.34 Lakh instead of the previous price tag of Rs 29.98 Lakh. By the way, the price of the top-end Legender variant of the new Fortuner has gone up from Rs 37.58 Lakh to Rs 38.30 Lakh. That represents a hike of Rs 72,000, which is quite a big leap for what was already an expensive proposition. Meanwhile, Toyota India has increased the price of the Innova Crysta range uniformly by Rs 26,000. This means that the most affordable petrol variant of the Innova Crysta now starts from Rs 16.52 Lakh instead of Rs 16.26 Lakh. Similarly, the price of the range-topping diesel variant has gone up from Rs 24.33 Lakh to Rs 24.59 Lakh. All prices mentioned here are ex-showroom, Delhi.
Toyota was planning on bringing the facelifted Camry Hybrid to India in the first half of 2021. While the brand hasn’t mentioned anything yet, the sedan will indeed be coming to our market soon. The outgoing model is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that also gets a little boost from a single electric motor. Combined, the hybrid system in the Camry produces 175hp and 221Nm of torque. This powertrain comes mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission and spins the front wheels. Meanwhile, the facelifted Fortuner is available with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder petrol and a punchier 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine.
In its petrol avatar, the Toyota Fortuner’s naturally-aspirated four-popper develops 164hp and 245Nm of torque. However, it is the turbo-diesel motor that makes the most bang-for-the-buck from its four cylinders – outputting 201hp and 500Nm of torque. Fortuner buyers can choose between a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox to go with either of these engines. Under its hood, the facelifted Innova Crysta gets the same 164hp 2.7-liter four-cylinder petrol engine as the Fortuner. But the diesel variant of the Innova Crysta doesn’t share the Fortuner’s beefy 2.8-liter powerplant. Instead, it makes do with a 2.4-liter unit that maxes out at 148hp and 360Nm of peak torque. Gearbox options on the Toyota Innova Crysta include a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic.
While the prices of other Toyota models on sale in India haven’t been hiked, it may only be a matter of time. Just like most other carmakers, the Japanese brand cites the reasons behind its move to factors such as increasing input costs. Then again, as a consumer, you will be the one bearing the brunt of these ever-rising costs. Still, Toyota enjoys a massive following in India, with its cars boasting one of the best resale values in the market.