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Toyota Resumes Despatches Of Innova Crysta, Fortuner And Hilux

Satvik KhareFeb 9, 2024

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Toyota had halted the despatches of its diesel-powered models due to irregularities found during certification tests.

Less than a fortnight after halting despatches of the Innova Crysta, Fortuner and Hilux, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has announced that it will resume despatches of the models above. The halt was due to irregularities found during certification testing of Toyota’s diesel engines in Japan. 

In a statement, TKM “re-confirmed that the Diesel Engines meets the stipulated Indian regulations. Consequently, the dispatch of Innova Crysta, Fortuner, and Hilux has resumed following a brief temporary suspension. As a customer-centric organisation, we remain committed to delivering the highest quality and safest products.”

Toyota Fortuner

Toyota found irregularities in three diesel engines – the 1GD, 2GD and F33A – during certification testing where the horsepower output performance was measured using ECUs with software different from the ones used in regular production. 

When the production was halted, Toyota said in a statement to the media, “We would like to reassure our existing customers by stating that we believe their vehicles are unaffected by these irregularities, as this did not result in any variations in horsepower, torque or other powertrain-related values. Additionally, this has not compromised the emissions or safety of their vehicles.”

Toyota Hilux

The Hilux and Fortuner use the 1GD engine displacing 2,755 cc producing 201 bhp and 500 NM of torque and is available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The Innova Crysta uses the 2GD engine displacing 2393 cc producing 148 bhp and 343 Nm of torque and is solely available with a 5-speed manual gearbox.

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