Toyota Innova Crysta, Fortuner and Hilux dispatches resume in India

Toyota Innova Crysta, Fortuner and Hilux dispatches resume in India

The reason behind this temporary suspension was a discrepancy in power delivery that came to light during the company’s internal emissions testing in Japan. However, Toyota has now announced that the suspension has been lifted, confirming that the diesel engines in question comply fully with Indian regulations. Toyota Innova Crysta, Fortuner and Hilux dispatches resume in India.

Toyota Innova Crysta, Fortuner and Hilux dispatches resume in India

Be it for private or fleet usage, the Innova Crysta is the go-to choice for Indians when it comes to big MPVs. Besides Toyota’s legendary reliability, it has spacious interior, diesel efficiency, and long-distance usability as major positives. However, there’s no denying that it’s an old product and isn’t particularly of great value anymore.

Toyota Innova Crysta Car Specifications

Price Rs. 19.99 Lakh onwards
Engine 2393 cc
Safety 5 Star (ASEAN NCAP)
Fuel Type Diesel
Transmission Manual
Seating Capacity 7 & 8 Seater

Toyota had a nervous moment recently, where the carmaker halted the dispatch of the Toyota Innova Crysta, Fortuner, Hilux and Land Cruiser in India. This was done due to a power delivery discrepancy issue, which surfaced while investigating its diesel engines’ domestic emissions testing in Japan. The temporary suspension has now been revoked as Toyota has confirmed that their diesel engines meet Indian regulations.

To expand on the issue for the uninitiated, there wasn’t a fault per se with the diesel engines. Just that during testing, they were fitted with a different ECU than what would be offered on the production-spec engines that would be fitted to customer cars. Toyota Resumes Dispatching Toyota Innova Crysta, Fortuner And Hilux; Waiting Periods To Remain The Same

While this raised questions, it’s important to note that vehicles already on the road were deemed completely safe and in compliance with necessary safety and emission standards. Toyota’s swift action to pause vehicle dispatch was a precautionary move to thoroughly investigate the implications of the findings.

Even though the existing cars fitted with the diesel engines in question are still roadworthy and completely safe to use, Toyota needed to assess the full impact of that new information. Hence, there was a brief halt on the dispatch of these affected vehicles, which has now been lifted. As such, there will not be any changes to the waiting times for those Toyota models.

The core of the matter didn’t stem from a defect in the diesel engines themselves but was related to a variance during the testing phase. Specifically, the engines were tested using a different Electronic Control Unit (ECU) than the one intended for the production models destined for customer cars.


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