Japanese auto large Toyota has simply crossed the 2 million (20 lakh) gross sales milestone in India. The firm achieved this milestone 23 years after it first began manufacturing right here.
Toyota started its India operations in October 1997, in partnership with Kirloskar Systems Limited, by organising a producing facility in Bidadi, close to Bengaluru. Production began in December 1999, with the Qualis MPV being the primary mannequin.
The two millionth automobile bought was a Glanza. Atul Sood, affiliate vice chairman, Sales and Strategic Marketing, Toyota India mentioned, “Toyota has developed a solid foundation of renowned quality, durability and reliability and we hope to cater to more segments as well as newer markets in 2022 and beyond.”
Toyota has two manufacturing crops in India, each in Bidadi, with a mixed capability of producing 3,10,000 models per yr. In phrases of touchpoints, the corporate at present has 419 dealerships and repair facilities throughout the nation.
Earlier this yr, Toyota’s rebadged Maruti Suzuki fashions, the Glanza and Urban Cruiser, crossed the 1 lakh gross sales milestone. Toyota India’s present mannequin portfolio consists of the Glanza hatchback, the Urban Cruiser compact SUV, the Innova Crysta MPV, the Fortuner SUV, the Camry sedan, the Vellfire luxurious MPV and the just lately launched Hilux pickup.
Going ahead, Toyota will quickly launch the up to date Urban Cruiser and a brand new Creta-rivalling midsize SUV, which is being co-developed with Maruti Suzuki.