Dear Onkar Sahab,
Sure, let me assist you point wise
1) I read the news that Diesel will be banned in India in 2027. I'm planning to use this car for at least 10-15 years so will it be a worthwhile decision to still buy this car in spite of knowing that Diesel vehicles are going to be banned in major cities of India in 2027 ?
As you are aware that Government bodies, come what may are coming up with measures to tackle the Pollution issue
For same - Energy Transition committee is formed who submitted a report called 'Green Shift' citing measures for future towards renewable and eco friendly energy source.
They submitted a recommendation to government to ban use of Diesel Cars from 2027 in cities with 1 Million Households, and also post a way towards Hybrid, EV, Flex Fuels and also submitted a report on banning diesel in commercial vehicle segment
Although the report aim is progressive but such ban can have social consequences where
a) It would be too strigent a ban on private vehicles having registration validity mentioned in RC
b) Alternative Mobility is not economical where Government already providing rebates on GST and Cess in EV and still prices are very high
and many more factors too which can create a havoc in terms of OEM Investments and negative image on INdian Manufacturing sector
So this recommendation report as of now is not accepted by Goverment for Implementation
2) Is there any DPF related issue in the Toyota cars ? Innova crysta GX complies to BS6 Phase 2 emission norms. Will the DPF issue be heavy on my pocket ?
Irrespective whether its Toyota or Mahindra - DPF is something which is not exclusive to any brand. DPF Filter can get clogged and way to clean is regen. If Maximum use happens within city use like 1000 kms drive happens in just city use in controlled speed say 20 to 50 kmph then chances are that DPF can get clogged and way is to to clear DPF
> one should drive at high RPM 2500+ for near 30 minutes
> High Speed Drive on Highway / Expressway for 30 to 40 minutes to clear dpf
Else if above 2 steps not possible then same can be done at AUthorized Toyota worlshop
3) Is there any other concern that you are aware of that you would like to advise me ?
An excellent Rugged car which comes with
a) Excellent cabin space
b) Very High Reliability
c) Stable, Safe Car
d) Powerful too in Diesel
But i truely hope that you must have experienced Innova CRysta as in present times where consumers are shifting towards cars ease to drive - Innova Crysta is a rear wheel drive and somehow
a) Higher vibrations on Gear knob
b) Higher Engine Noise
c) Stiff Hydarulic Steering
are all there and despite of 25 Lakh you will just find the car to be too basic in features.
So have you preference correct - if you seek Unmatched Reliability, Best in Class Seating Space Comfort, Stable car on higher speed and Peace of Mind Ownership then choose it
Else for Features, Ease to Drive, Superior Cabin Insulation, Rich Premium Feel - there are alternatives to it.
Hope should help !!