Toyota India hasn’t been very active for some past years when it comes to bringing new products into the market. The last two launches have been of the rebadged Baleno and Vitara Brezza which were renamed Glanza and Urban Cruiser respectively with minor changes. Toyota India is now gearing up to launch multiple new cars in the Indian market.
Upcoming Toyota Cars in India 2021
The list includes the cars that are expected to get launched in the Indian market. Some are still under consideration and may take longer than expected to hit the shores. With that being said, let’s start with the upcoming Toyota cars in India 2021.
Toyota Fortuner Legender 4x4
Toyota Fortuner Legender was launched alongside the Fortuner facelift but that lacked the 4x4 drivetrain. The Legender looks apart and the lack of 4x4 was the only fly in the ointment. Toyota is now going to launch the Fortuner Legender 4x4 that will be the same mechanically as the Fortuner 4x4. The Legender brings in better looks, crystal-cut alloy wheels and other creature comfort features. Talking about the pricing, the Legender will be priced at Rs 40 lakh ex-showroom New Delhi. It will take on the likes of the MG Gloster, Mahindra Alturas G4 and Isuzu MU-X.
Toyota Innova Crysta CNG
Toyota has been testing the Innova Crysta CNG for a long time now and its launch keeps on getting delayed. Toyota is now expected to launch the Innova Crysta CNG near the festive season. It will come powered with a 2.7-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine with CNG compatibility. Like every other CNG model, the Innova Crysta will be offered in the lower trims only for an attractive price. It will be a preferred choice for cab aggregators thanks to the popularity of the Innova nameplate. Toyota recently launched the facelift of the Innova Crysta and removed the bigger 2.8-litre diesel engine from the lineup.
Toyota India recently took the Yaris sedan off the shelves. That move was a result of not only the low demand but also to create space for the rebadged Ciaz, which will be called the Belta. Toyota Belta has now been spied multiple times and it will be launched in India around the festive season. The Belta will be mechanically unchanged, which means, it will come powered with a sole 1.5-litre petrol engine that also does duty on the Urban Cruiser.
It will produce 105Hp and 138 Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual and 4-speed AT gearbox. Toyota could charge a little premium over the Ciaz range in favour of better brand value and warranty. The launch, as we stated earlier, is slated for this festive season and it will take on the likes of the Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Skoda Rapid and Volkswagen Vento.
Toyota RAV4 is a mid-size premium SUV from the global lineup and it has been spied multiple times on the Indian roads. Toyota India has been sceptical regarding the success of the RAV4. It features a sophisticated hybrid powertrain that is not only complex but also expensive to manufacture. The Indian government has implemented great subsidies for electric vehicles but none for hybrid cars. Toyota RAV4 doesn’t get any benefit in terms of subsidies and that has left Toyota in contention.
Toyota RAV4 has been rebadged to Suzuki A-Cross in the European markets. Toyota could launch the RAV4 as a CBU in the Indian market but that would attract high import duties. If done so, the RAV4 will fall in the region of Rs 50 lakh, that too ex-showroom. Toyota is expected to launch the RAV4 next year if the management finds it a lucrative business case.
Toyota Hilux is a Fortuner-based pickup truck that is also very popular in the Thai market. It has been recently facelifted alongside the Fortuner and carries the same set of engines as well. The lifestyle pick-up truck segment in the Indian market has never been explored to its full potential. We have the offerings like the Isuzu V-Cross but that is quite outdated and the new-gen is already on sale in the global markets.
It is expected to come powered with 150Hp 2.4-litre diesel and 205Hp 2.8-litre diesel engine options. The 2.8-litre engine will also be offered with a 6-speed automatic gearbox along with 6-speed manual. Toyota Hilux will take on the likes of the Isuzu V-Cross and may undercut the price by a fair margin.
Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota Land Cruiser is the old school flagship from Toyota and it has been updated with a new generation. The new model comes with a reworked design while keeping the lines similar to the earlier models. The earlier V8 powerplants have been replaced with more efficient and powerful V6 turbocharged engines. The new LC300 also features Toyota’s new suspension system that adapts to the conditions and offers the perfect balance between articulation and comfort. India launch of the new Land Cruiser could happen next year and it will take on the likes of the Range Rover, BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS.
Here were all the upcoming Toyota cars in India 2021. Some of them are yet to be confirmed by the brand and the timelines could vary accordingly.
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