Toyota to launch small car Etios in India

Toyota to launch small car Etios in India

"Etios will be launched by December or January in Indian market and after it meets its expected target of sale, it will be exported," TKM Managing Director Hiroshi Nakagawa told PTI today.

He said the company is looking at sales volume of 70,000 units in the first year. However, he did not shed light on the car's price.

TMC with Kirloskar Group has a joint venture - Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) in India.
TMC's chief for India said they had focused on vehicles - Innova, Carola and Fortunar adding that such variants have limited consumer market. So we are moving to small car manufacturing segment, Nakagawa said.

He said their presence in the Indian car market was three per cent adding they were marching step by step ahead.

India is an expanding car market but to be honest it was a tough one as well, he said.
Nakagawa said the TKM was setting up a separate small car manufacturing plant in Bangalore, second in India.

He said the present production strength of their Banglore plant was 80,000 annually and the second plant will be in operation by mid-December.Nakagawa said the second plant will roll out 70,000 units in a year, adding its strength will be enhanced to two lakh unit following consumers' demand.

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