The BS6 emission norms came into effect in India from April 1, 2020. The BS6-compliant petrol vehicles were priced slightly higher compared to the BS4 models. While the prices of the BS6-compliant diesel vehicles were increased steeply. Toyota Kirloskar Motor launched the BS6-compliant version of Innova Crysta and Fortuner with both petrol and diesel engine options. However, initially, they were priced the same as before and last month, the company revised the prices of all its car except the Vellfire and the Camry Hybrid. The Japanese car manufacturer has now hiked the price of the 2020 Toyota Vellfire and the Camry BS6. Here are the new prices.
The 2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid BS6 and the Vellfire Luxury MPV were launched very recently in India. The BS6-compliant version of the Camry Hybrid was launched at Rs. 37.88 lakhs, Ex-showroom. Upon launch, it was around 93,000 rupees dearer than the outgoing BS4 model which was priced at Rs. 36.95 lakhs, Ex-showroom. Now, the price of the new Camry has been revised and currently, it retails at Rs. 39.02 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi. This is an increase of around 1.14 lakh rupees and the prices are effective from July 1, 2020. Moreover, the Pearl White colour of the Camry demands 15,000 rupees more and is priced at Rs. 39.17 lakhs, Ex-showroom.
The Camry is an eco-friendly car and its powertrain consists of a petrol engine assisted by an electric motor. Under the hood, it gets a 2.5-litre hybrid system and this is the same powertrain that also powers the Lexus ES 300h in India. The new Camry gets a 2.5-litre petrol engine that churns out 178 PS of power and 221 Nm of torque. It is assisted by a 160kW electric motor that pumps out 120 PS of power and 202 Nm of torque. The combined power output of this powertrain system stands at 218 PS and it is coupled to a 7-speed e-CVT only. It can be driven in pure EV mode, in pure ICE mode like a regular car or even as a combination of both.
Now, talking about the Vellfire Luxury MPV, so the price of the Vellfire has been increased by around 4 lakh rupees. Since the Vellfire is brought to India via the CBU-route, its price has been increased considerably more than that of the Camry hybrid. The Toyota Vellfire was launched in India in February this year at Rs. 79.50 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi. Now, after the price hike of 4 lakh rupees, it currently retails at Rs. 83.50 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi. Toyota claims that both these models have received overwhelming response since its launch and the price hike has been necessitated due to the?substantial rise in the exchange?rate.
The Toyota Vellfire is the most expensive Toyota one can currently buy in India. It a luxurious MPV and no other MPVs can match its opulent design and exquisite interiors. It is also powered by a hybrid powertrain that consists of a 2.5-litre petrol engine assisted by two electric motors. The petrol engine churns out 117 PS of power and 198 Nm of torque while the front motor delivers 143 PS and the rear motor churns out 68 PS. It is mated to a CVT gearbox and also gets an?electronic 4WD system. Its only rival in the Indian market is the Mercedes-Benz V-Class.
Last month, Toyota hiked the prices of all its BS6-compliant cars and you can read about their new prices, HERE. So, as Toyota has now hiked the price of the 2020 Toyota Vellfire and the Camry BS6 by a huge margin, will you still consider buying it? Tell us in the comments below. You can also join our 91Wheels Automobile Enthusiast group (click via mobile to join) curated exclusively for the fans, enthusiasts and the owners.