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Latest on Toyota: 22 May, 2015

Indian subsidiary of Japanese car maker Toyota, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, is likely to commence the production of diesel powertrains at its facility located on the outside area of Bengaluru, according to a report by Business Standard. It is being said that the recently-in-news GD series engines, which were unveiled at the 2015 International Vienna Motor Symposium, are the ones likely to be produced indigenously. Also, this production facility is likely to have an annual capacity of around 100,000 units. New series diesel engines for Toyota to be produced in India At present Toyota Kirloskar Motor has a sole unit that produces petrol powertrains for the Indian market while diesel engines are brought to Indian from Japan.

Summary

Toyota has 65 cars models available in India out of which 14 are hatchbacks, 21 are sedans, 8 are SUVs and 22 are MUVs/MPVs. Toyota has total of 21 petrol cars and 44 diesel cars. There are 11 automatic cars and 54 manual transmission cars to select from. Etios Liva is the most economical car with an ex-showroom price (Mumbai) of Rs. 5,09,452/- and the most expensive model is Land Cruiser with an ex-showroom price (Mumbai) of Rs. 1,24,03,765/-. 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 May-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 - Corolla Altis, Prius and Etios Liva.

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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3.96 from 91 submission(s)
Rs. 28.8 - Rs. 31.92 lakhs
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Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry is the luxury sedan from the Japanese auto major Toyota. Brought as a CBU in India, the sedan carries a high price tag. However, its features justify its price to a great extent. The sedan comes in only petrol variant in the country and in both automatic and manual transmission options. Its sophisticated looks and classy interior makes it a premium class sedan. Top gear awarded Toyota Camry as the best designed car of the year.

Toyota Corolla Altis
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3.98 from 130 submission(s)
Rs. 12.99 - Rs. 17.66 lakhs
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Toyota Corolla Altis

Toyota Corolla Altis is an Executive sedan that is available in India in four petrol and three diesel variants. This car is favoured by buyers due to classy and elegant looks and a host of luxury features, and is one of the highest selling models in its segment. In the Subros Car & Bike Awards 2011, the diesel motor of Corolla Altis was judged as the Engine of the Year.

Toyota Etios
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3.66 from 266 submission(s)
Rs. 5.92 - Rs. 8.32 lakhs
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Toyota Etios

Toyota Etios is an entry level sedan that is available with diesel and petrol engine options in seven trims. Along with attractive looks, its defining characteristics are excellent fuel economy, class-leading comfort features, smooth handling and great performance, which makes it a high selling model in the B segment. It won Sub-Compact Sedan of the Year (NDTV Car & Bike Awards 2011), Car of the Year and Mid Size Car of the Year (Over Drive CNBC TV 18 Awards 2011) and Saloon Car of the Year (Bloomberg UTV Auto Car Award 2011) awards when it was launched.

Toyota Etios Cross
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3.73 from 75 submission(s)
Rs. 6.18 - Rs. 7.68 lakhs
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Toyota Etios Cross

The crossover market is new to the Indian consumers and in given time it is expected to gain some pace. The arrival of Toyota Etios Cross will certainly provide a good purchasing option to prospective buyers as well as the company's vast fan following. In the price bracket of Rs. 5.76 lakh – Rs. 7.42 lakh, the car is packed with all the necessary and modern features, which can tempt the customers to a great extent. The diesel engine has the fuel efficiency factor, whereas, the petrol mills also don't lag behind in terms of mileage. The unconventional looks of Toyota Etios Cross might take some time to gain plaudits from all auto connoisseurs but in the given time, the car has the ability to become a decent road performer.

Toyota Etios Liva
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3.48 from 341 submission(s)
Rs. 4.85 - Rs. 7.13 lakhs
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Toyota Etios Liva

The Toyota Etios Liva is one of the most spacious and comfortable cars in its segment. The dual tone interior feels bright, but material quality isn’t impressive. The hatchback feels comfortable and convenient from inside, though it lacks some vital features. The engine is frugal, but in terms of power and performance it fails to make an impact. The handling is predictable, and ride quality is decent. The driving dynamics isn’t impressive, especially in city.

Toyota Fortuner
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4.3 from 362 submission(s)
Rs. 24.08 - Rs. 26.4 lakhs
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Toyota Fortuner

Toyota Fortuner is a premium Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) that is best known in the country for its aggressive looks, high end luxury amenities, tremendous off-roading capabilities and excellent ride quality. This car is available in the domestic market in 3 variants (4WD manual, 2WD manual, 2WD automatic), with a single diesel engine option. It has been bestowed with honours like Consumer Favorite Enthusiast Focused Car 2010 and Consumer Favorite Off Road 2010 by Auto Bild.

Toyota Innova
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4.11 from 426 submission(s)
Rs. 10.13 - Rs. 15.66 lakhs
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Toyota Innova

Toyota Innova has been the segment leader and is aiming to continue its joyful ride in the Indian car market. With subtle changes to exterior and interior, the Innova looks attractive. Ease of driving, high end features like reverse parking camera, chrome embellishments across the model are few of its positive points. Well, it has to be a six-seater MPV, but keeping Indian buyers taste in mind, the company opts for a seven and eight seat options.

Toyota Land Cruiser
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4.31 from 114 submission(s)
Rs. 1.18 Crores
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Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyota Land Cruiser 200 is the top-of-the-line luxury Sports Utility Vehicle offered by the Japanese car maker in India. The unmatched performance of the model is centred on its huge 4.5 L engine, full time 4WD system, TEMS suspension and 6 speed automatic transmission system. It excellent performance makes it the ideal vehicle to tackle adverse terrains, ranging from forests to mountains, with utmost ease.

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
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4.32 from 69 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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4.28 from 67 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.
Toyota Vios Images
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
Expected: end 2015, 0 comments.
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 Innova Images
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
Expected: early 2016, 0 comments.

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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It was a brave move by Toyota to launch Camry hybrid in India in 2013 as the market was not exactly hybrid friendly back then but to everyone’s surprise, they ended up selling more hybrids than the conventional gasoline variant encouraging the Japanese .

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