Toyota's IMV-series vehicle's global sales crosses 5 million

Toyota's IMV-series vehicle's global sales crosses 5 million

Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan has announced that the IMV series (Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicle) vehicles cumulative global production and sales has crossed 5 million units. 

Toyota initiated the IMV project to create an optimised global manufacturing and supply system for pick-up truck, minivan, and SUV to cater to the market demand in more than 140 countries and regions worldwide.

Gasoline engines

Under the IMV project Toyota manufactures diesel engines in Thailand, gasoline engines in Indonesia and manual transmissions in India and the Philippines. These are supplied to the countries manufacturing vehicles on the IMV platform. 

The IMV series vehicles are manufactured in 11 locations across the globe. For vehicle assembly, Toyota will use plants in Thailand, Indonesia, Argentina and South Africa. 

In India Innova achieved cumulative sales of around 3.28 lakh units since its launch in 2005 and Fortuner around 30,000 units, Toyota Kirloskar Motors Deputy Managing Director – Marketing Sandeep Singh said.   

Commenting on the IMV vehicles in India Hiroshi Nakagawa Managing Director Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) said “We are very happy to have touched the record 5 million mark in global production and sales of the IMV series vehicles. India is one of the leading IMV countries and has played an important role in the success of the IMV project.

This underlines the faith that Indian customers have placed in the Innova and Fortuner through the years, that has translated into its success in India. “The Innova and Fortuner like all IMV series vehicles are designed to provide unprecedented satisfaction in terms of comfort, styling, handling, safety, fuel economy, and environmental sensitivity. The New Innova and New Fortuner have been very well received.

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