Toyota Kirloskar Motor completes 20 years in India

The world’s second-largest carmaker Toyota has accomplished 20 years in India. Working in India by way of its three way partnership with the Kirloskar Group, the carmaker has offered over 1,000,000 automobiles in India thus far. At current, Toyota’s India line-up includes the Innova Crysta, Fortuner, Corolla Altis, Camry Hybrid, Yaris, Etios, Etios Liva, Etios Cross, Prado, Land Cruiser and Prius.

To recap, Toyota’s India journey began with the Qualis in 1999. The utility automobile was boxy and appeared as an outdated hand-me-down. Nonetheless, the mannequin shortly made a mark for its reliability and constructive phrase of mouth helped gross sales cross 1,00,00zero models by 2003. The subsequent massive hit from Toyota got here within the type of the Innova that went on sale in 2005.

2009 noticed the introduction of the Fortuner SUV, which – together with its platform mate, the Innova – stays a cash spinner for Toyota in India to today. The Corolla and Camry sedans have additionally been constant fixtures on Toyota’s line-up.

2010 marked the arrival of the made-for-India Etios sedan that was adopted by the Etios Liva hatchback in 2011. The Etios twins, nonetheless, didn’t promote to potential and stay common sellers of their respective segments. 2014 was a landmark yr for TKM because it crossed the 1 million gross sales milestone. In FY 2017-18, Toyota offered 1,40,645 automobiles, making it India's sixth-largest carmaker.

Despite the fact that Toyota will not be the most important carmaker in India, it’s partnership with Suzuki may take issues in to subsequent gear. The partnership took place as Toyota and Suzuki started engaged on electrical automobile know-how collectively. This partnership offered Suzuki with electrical automobile know-how whereas Toyota reaped the advantages of getting access to Maruti Suzuki’s standard mass-market fashions – just like the Baleno, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza, and many others. – which is able to assist it plug the product hole it at the moment has.

In India, Toyota has simply launched an update for the Innova Crysta and Fortuner which incorporates an up to date inside, albeit no mechanical adjustments. It has also added a new base ‘G’ variant to the Innova Crysta’s present line-up.

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