Toyota to assemble Camry in Bangalore

Toyota to assemble Camry in Bangalore

Toyota to assemble Camry in Bangalore

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) on Friday announced it will further ramp up the annual production capacity of its plants, located at Bidadi, near Bangalore from 2.10 lakh units to 3.10 lakh units by early 2013, TKM Deputy Managing Director (Commercial) Shekar Viswanathan said.

The announcement follows the launch of the new seventh generation Camry on Friday, which will be assembled at a separate assembly line within TKM’s second plant in Bidadi.
According to Viswanathan: “With the local assembling of the new Camry in India, we are further expanding our manufacturing operations in Bidadi. The expansion comes with an additional investment and revenue generation for Karnataka.”

Camry, first introduced in 2002 in India, was until now imported as a CBU from Japan.
The new Camry will be powered by a 2.5-litre gasoline engine generating a maximum power of 6000 rpm. The engine has been teamed with a six-speed automatic transmission which comes with a sequential shift.

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The new Camry has been styled befitting a prestige sedan, offering best-in-class cabin space, derived from the wide body and silent passenger cabin.

Priced at Rs 23.80 lakh (ex-showroom Bangalore), the new Camry is available in four colours.  TKM Managing Director Hiroshi Nakagawa said that the new Camry is currently being manufactured in 10 plants across the globe and TKM will be the eleventh. 

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