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Summary

Toyota has 58 cars models available in India out of which 14 are hatchbacks, 21 are sedans, 8 are SUVs and 15 are MUVs/MPVs. Toyota has total of 18 petrol cars and 37 diesel cars. There are 11 automatic cars and 47 manual transmission cars to select from. Etios Liva is the most economical car with an ex-showroom price (Mumbai) of Rs. 4,84,969/- and the most expensive model is Land Cruiser with an ex-showroom price (Mumbai) of Rs. 1,17,94,680/-. Camry is the latest car by Toyota launched on 2015-04-30 and priced at Rs. 28,80,000/- (ex-showroom price, Mumbai) - Read Expert Review on Camry. Avanza, Innova and Vios are some of the upcoming Toyota cars in 2015. Popular Toyota cars in Jul-2015 are Etios Liva, Fortuner and Innova. Find details on 12 Toyota new car dealers across India.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd is a subsidiary of the world’s largest car manufacturer, Toyota Motor Corporation. Majority of the stakes are owned by the Japanese maker, while Kirloskar Group is a minority owner. The joint venture takes care of manufacturing and sales of Toyota cars in India. The Japanese marker entered our market with an aim to play a major role in the development of the automotive industry and the creation of employment opportunities, not only through its dealer network but also through additional industry with business philosophy of customer first. TKM began its operations in October, 1997.

The Japanese carmaker entered the Indian car market with Qualis, which had received an excellent response from buyers. However, the Qualis was discontinued from market in 2005 and was replaced by the Innova MPV. The maker then ventured into the sedan segment with the Camry saloon, which is company’s top-selling product across the globe since 1980.

Indian Operations and Executive Managements

Toyota Kirloskar Motor rejigged its senior management in 2014. Former Deputy Managing Director (Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service & Commercial Divisions) Sandeep Singh was moved for a new role in Asia Pacific operations. Now, N Raja, Senior Vice President and Akitoshi Takemura took charge of sales and marketing functions at TKM. TS Jaishankar, Executive Vice President & Director handles the commercial functions, while Hitoshi Iwanaga takes care of customer service functions.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd., currently has two manufacturing units in the country. Its first production unit is situated at Bidadi, Karnataka is spread across 432 acres and has the production capacity of 80,000 vehicles per annum. The second manufacturing plant of TKM is situated on the outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka with a production capacity of 70,000 vehicles per annum. Both manufacturing unit has a combined capacity of 1,50,000 vehicles per annum. However, the company later increased the production to 210,000 vehicles per annum to meet the rising demand.

Products & Services

Toyota Kirloskar Motor currently has more than 250 dealerships spread across all the states of the country. The company is aiming to further strengthen its market share by introducing more dealerships in rural and semi-urban regions. Moreover, the Japanese automaker has started a One make racing series in India with its Etios car called the Etios motor racing series. This series was started in 2012, which received a good response from young enthusiasts with over 3300 applicants.

Environmental Initiatives

Toyota Motor Company is globally known for making environmental friendly cars. The company is regularly introducing hybrid and electric cars around the world, and has recently announced the fuel cell car - the Mirage. In India, the Japanese maker is selling its globally best-selling hybrid car - the Prius. First launched in 2010, the Prius is known for offering high fuel efficiency along with excellent performance. Moreover, the company has also introduced the Camry hybrid in the country.

Founder & First Car

Toyota Motor Company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937 as a derivation from his father’s company Toyota Industries to enter automobile industry. In 1934, the company created its first product that was the Type A engine, and, in 1936, the maker produced its first car - the Toyota AA. TKM also has the highest-production facility of any non-domestic carmaker in the U.S. Toyota Motor Corporations is currently offering vehicles under 5 brands, including Toyota, Hino, Lexus, Ranz and Scion.

USP

The Toyota Innova is currently TKM’s bestselling car in the country, thanks to its spacious cabin and powerful engine line-up. Moreover, the Fortuner SUV is also the country’s top selling premium SUV. TKM is known for offering quality products in the market. The competitively priced fuel efficient Toyota cars have helped the company do well in the highly competitive Indian automobile market. Moreover, the reliable engines from the maker are also one of the major reasons behind good sales of Toyota car models in India. With over 250 outlets, the maker has a good reach in India. Though almost all the Toyota cars are known for offering high mileage, the most fuel efficient Toyota Cars are - Prius, Corolla Altis and Etios Cross.

Resale Value

Though almost all the mass-segment cars of Toyota offer a high resale value, the two Toyota car models that offer a comparatively higher resale value are - Innova and Fortuner. Moreover, the fuel efficient Toyota cars in the budget segment are also the preferred choice for used car buyers in the country. With reliable and powerful engines, Toyota cars in India have low maintenance cost which is also an important reason behind their good resale value in the country.

Competition

Toyota Kirloskar Motor is currently the country’s sixth largest car manufacturer. The company is facing stiff competitions from the likes of Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra and Honda Cars India. TKM is contemplating several new products in the market, which might further enhance its market share.

Toyota Car Models

Toyota Camry
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3.97 from 92 submission(s)
Rs. 28.8 - Rs. 31.92 lakhs
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Toyota Camry

Over the years, Toyota gained immense prominence and has introduced various high-end vehicles in the Indian auto market. Camry is one of such vehicles and is demanded for its aristocratic looks, great performance and comfortable interiors. The sedan was first launched in 2002 and in 2015 it has seen exterior and interior upgrades.

Toyota Corolla Altis
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3.97 from 131 submission(s)
Rs. 12.99 - Rs. 17.66 lakhs
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Toyota Corolla Altis

The Corolla from Toyota was popular in India even before it was launched in the country. It was regarded as one of the best-selling cars in the world. However, it did not receive the expected reputation in India. The reliability of the car was high and the user experience was also fuss-free. However, the car was met with increasing challenging from its rivals. The company was facing problems to market the car. However, with the arrival of the new Corolla Altis, the problems have been ironed out.

Toyota Etios
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3.67 from 270 submission(s)
Rs. 5.92 - Rs. 8.32 lakhs
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Toyota Etios

Toyota Etios happens to be an executive sedan, which is performing well in the Indian market. The car has got an update in terms of both exteriors and interiors, and functions like driver's seatbelt notification and dual front airbags are now offered as standard across all the variants. The car is presently offered in both petrol and diesel engine options, depending on the preference of buyer. In the recently introduced facelift version, the Japanese auto maker has added more bling to the sedan.

Toyota Etios Cross
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3.74 from 78 submission(s)
Rs. 6.18 - Rs. 7.68 lakhs
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Toyota Etios Cross

Toyota Etios Cross is yet another masterpiece developed and launched by the Japanese automobile giant. Its exteriors are quite similar to sibling Etios Liva, although a handful of changes can be noticed like nudge guard, radiator grille, fenders, side skirts, bumper claddings and roof rails. This hatchback is being offered with a warranty period for 3 years or 100000 kilometres (whichever comes first). Moreover, with additional cost, consumers can enjoy extended warranty period for another two years.

Toyota Etios Liva
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3.49 from 344 submission(s)
Rs. 4.85 - Rs. 7.13 lakhs
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Toyota Etios Liva

Toyota gained immense consideration after the launch of Etios sedan in December 2010, which is also remarked as fortune turning phase for the auto maker. In the following year, Toyota Etios Liva was introduced with more power and space, although the hatchback is quite similar to the sedan in looks and parts. Unlike other hatchbacks, Liva was slightly modified with minor changes in colour and interiors.

Toyota Fortuner
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4.3 from 368 submission(s)
Rs. 24.08 - Rs. 26.4 lakhs
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Toyota Fortuner

One of the famous Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) of Toyota is Fortuner, which features both masculine outlook and power packed engine. In order to cater the demands of Indian buyers, the SUV is offered in quite a few trims with a couple of diesel engine options. Industry experts believe that the Fortuner is a jewel in Toyota's crown for several years now. Apart from several comfort functions, the car has a touch-screen DVD display which features navigation and voice recognition.

Toyota Innova
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4.12 from 434 submission(s)
Rs. 10.67 - Rs. 15.66 lakhs
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Toyota Innova

Launched in 2005, the Toyota Innova MPV has been the country's top selling MPV for almost a decade now. In its long journey, the vehicle has received several changes to both exteriors and interiors. In 2013, Toyota Kirloskar Motor had launched the facelifted Innova, which now looks more refreshing than the previous model. Adding to it, the company has also introduced various special editions to keep buyers interested. The company has managed to sell over 4.5 lakh units of the MPV in India.

Toyota Land Cruiser
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4.31 from 116 submission(s)
Rs. 1.18 Crores
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Toyota Land Cruiser

Land Cruiser belongs to the world’s most renowned Japanese car company Toyota. It was in the year 1951 when this machine came out from a mere frame of blue print to an actually on road action. Land Cruiser came out with various faces like hardtop, station wagon, convertible and utility truck versions. Land Cruiser a 4WD vehicle is an unbeatable champion and ruling the wildest regions on the earth for over past 50 years. The longevity and reliability of this car has gained immense popularity.

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
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4.33 from 70 submission(s)
Rs. 88.75 lakhs
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Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is a luxury Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) that comes with a diesel engine option with 4WD mechanism in India. This model is known for its body-on-frame construction, a host of high end comfort and convenience features and unmatched capability to tackle the roughest of terrains with utmost ease. It was the recipient of the Best Import Car of the Year award by Business Standard Motoring in 2004.

Toyota Prius
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4.26 from 68 submission(s)
Rs. 37.64 - Rs. 39.37 lakhs
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Toyota Prius

Toyota New Prius is the perfect answer to the growing environmental concerns of Indian consumers. Equipped with an electrically controlled continuously variable transmission system, it runs on a motor that is powered by battery as well as petrol. This model won Ista Green Award (NDTV Car & Bike Awards 2011), Green Technology of the Year (Subros Car & Bike India Awards 2011), Green Award of the Year (Over Drive CNBC TV 18 Awards 2011 and Bloomberg UTV Auto Car Award 2011), The Green Steering Wheel 2010 (Auto Bild), Green Car of the Year (ET Zigwheels Awards 2010).

Upcoming Toyota Cars in India

Toyota Avanza Images
After the historic success of Innova in India, Toyota is planning to repeat the same with the all new Avanza which shares quite a few common features with Innova. The ...more on Toyota Avanza
Expected: Mid 2016, 0 comments.
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The all new Toyota Vios, expected to hit roads in the country in 2013, is a package of elegance, comfort, safety and a large number of advanced features. Though this four door ...more on Toyota Vios
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Toyota Hiace Images
Toyota recently previewed its premium multi passenger carrier Hiace at the 2015 Bus & Special Vehicle Show in Delhi. Launched in 1967, Toyota Hiace is available in MPV, ...more on Toyota Hiace
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Toyota took a big gamble by discontinuing the successful Qualis and replacing it with the Innova but then the latter’s success in Indian car market assured Toyota that ...more on Toyota Innova
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Discontinued Toyota Models

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla has been extremely successful in the Indian market due to which Toyota Motors launched its tenth generation model Corolla Altis. The executive luxury sedan comes in both petrol and diesel versions in India. Exterior of this car is classy and the look is enhanced by the eye shaped head lamps and bold grille. Toyota Corolla received Best Executive Car award in 2004 and 2005 from Business Standard Motoring.


Fueltype:Petrol,Transmission:Manual
Toyota Qualis

Fueltype:Diesel,Transmission:Manual

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