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Old 3rd August 2016, 09:16   #61
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Toyota loses confidence in investment in India - holds back Lexus, Daihatsu launches.

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Toyota Motor will hold back the launch of its Lexus and Daihatsu brands in India, and make no fresh investments here until the regulatory uncertainty shrouding the country's automobile industry is cleared,
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General Motors and Ford Motor, too, have talked about revisiting their investment plans or product strategies.

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I can understand about the lexus with its high capacity engine, but they're going to sell rather more petrol than diesel hatches under the Daihatsu marque unless they're bringing it out to target the taxi market.

What is stopping them from bringing that in? I haven't seen any decrease in the number of new cars being brought out in the hatch / petrol sector in the past year or two, Kwid, RediGo, refreshes of various other models etc.

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Toyota Innova is the highest selling car in India, when considering the revenue turnover.

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What more do they require to have confidence in the Indian market, despite all the bans around! Show some return courtesy Toyota, and bring in the real stuff.
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Shekar Viswanathan, vice-chairman, Toyota-Kirloskar Motor, in conversation with Business Standard:

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"The fact that we can now sell our cars in the Delhi-NCR region will mean that we can focus on our customers who have been waiting for this car for the last eight months. The significance also is the fact that we all know that diesel is not a polluting fuel or it is as polluting as any other fuel is and that is not really the cause of pollution in Delhi. I think this issue still needs to be addressed by the authorities. But in some way we feel that we are exonerated that the ban has now been removed and we will have to pay one per cent for this purpose. We don't want to pay this one per cent, but we have little choice on the matter.

The reason why this has been levied and the reason we have accepted is because we want to do business in India. One per cent may not be big for the government or for the court, but for an individual consumer, it is very big and given the wafer-thin margin at which we offer it, one per cent is also big for us. It is only in India that the incidence of taxes on cars is very very high. We have only accepted the cess because we want to do business, not because our cars are polluting. Unfortunately it will only encourage people to engage in misleading information to the Supreme Court. We would urge that everybody involved in this process bring about a scientific approach to the levy of any cess or any assessment on pollution.

Ban has impacted around Rs 1,700 crore to us. Other than the monetary loss, the other thing is the loss of trust in India. This ban has been imposed on us despite our compliance with all the emission norms laid out by the Government of India.
I only wish that all people develop a scientific approach on assessing pollution instead of targeting 2,000 cc-plus vehicles. It must be understood that the emission levels and engine capacity of 2,000 cc vehicles, are no way corelated. Second thing that must be understood is that all fuels are pollutants, not just diesels. I cannot understand the reason why diesel is being vilified."
Toyota will be supplying it's Delhi/NCR dealerships with fresh batches of the Innova Crysta diesels in about a week's time.

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