TKM focus on reducing waiting period for Toyota Innova Crysta & Toyota Fortuner

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The Fortuner has a waiting period of three months.

With no new products to introduce, Toyota Kirloskar Motor is focusing on reducing the waiting period on its two top-selling models: the Toyota Innova Crysta and Toyota Fortuner, this year.

2016 Toyota Fortuner white front quarter launch
Toyota Kirloskar has sold over 12,200 examples of the Toyota Fortuner since its launch in November.

Speaking about the company’s new focus, N Raja, Director and Senior Vice President (Sales and Marketing) said:

We are capitalising all our efficiencies towards reducing the waiting period. The new Fortuner along with the Innova Crysta is produced in Plant 1 in Bidadi, Karnataka. Plant 1 has a production capacity of 100,000 units in a year and is currently running at 90-95 per cent capacity.

Currently, the Toyota Fortuner has a waiting period of 3 months. So far, Toyota Kirloskar has sold over 12,200 examples of the Fortuner since its launch in November in India, which is strong feat given that it’s a premium 7-seat SUV that it now retails between INR 26.6 Lakhs – INR 31.8 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). It is available with two engine options: the familiar 122 kW (166 PS) 2.7-litre petrol and 130 kW (177 PS) 2.8-litre diesel engines, which can be had with a 6-speed manual or automatic.

Toyota Innova Crysta 2.4 Z headlamp, grille, foglamp images
Prices for the Innova Crysta were recently hiked, now ranging between INR 14.20 Lakhs – INR 21.40 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi)

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As for the Toyota Innova Crysta, it has a marginally lower waiting period of close to three weeks to a month. Toyota has sold over 85,000 Innova Crysta’s since its launch in April 2016. It is available with 2TR-FE 122 kW (166 PS) 2.7-litre petrol, 2GD-FTV 110 kW (150 PS) 2.4-litre diesel and 1GD-FTV 128 kW (174 PS) diesel engines and 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions.

Last year, the Toyota Innova contributed USD 2.4 billion to the turnover of the company.

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[Source: ET Auto]

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