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Old 7th August 2007, 09:30   #1
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Default Toyota small car may use Yaris platform

Source : http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ow/2261205.cms

Japanese car major Toyota’s small car plans for India will either involve a brand new car based on its Yaris platform or an India-specific model developed from scratch.

Auto industry sources say Toyota may follow the Innova model for its small car sourcing from specific low-cost centres and selling the model in Asia and the BRIC markets. The small car may also come with both petrol and diesel powertrains, say sources.

“We plan to make an announcement regarding the small car in the next two months,” sources said. Toyota’s global small car is being designed in Japan. “The new car is being built on a new platform and that is the reason we have taken more time than was expected,” said Toyota Kirloskar Motor MD Atsushi Toyoshima.
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New Delhi, Aug 22 (PTI)

Japanese auto major Toyota today said it could launch a small car in India within two years and its second plant may come up at the existing location in Bangalore.

"Toyota is developing a small car, which may be introduced in India within two years. While we are looking at several countries to market this product, it will be first launched here in India," Toyota Motor Corporation's board chairman Fujio Cho told reporters here.

On the company's plan to set up its second factory in India, he said that currently its Indian subsidiary Toyota Kirloskar Motors -- a joint venture with Kirloskar Group has not finalised on it.

"We still have a plenty of space left at the existing location in Bangalore and the new plant may come up there itself if we need additional capacity," Cho said.
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Its coming in 2 years.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ow/2300306.cms
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so finally i got a thread where i can add the story! today toyota is organizing a meet for its employees in palace grounds. this is to formally announce the launch of its small car project which has got its go ahead. they are currently considering AYGO and any one of YARIS or AURIS. the move to have atleast 2 small car choices is to counter impacts of all current small car sales including the newly launched nano. I also come to know there would be an auto tranny and the price could be between 4-5 lacs estimated.

dont ask me how i know all this, but if the meet at palace grounds isnt happening, then go ahead and shoot me! mostly likely there will be press coverage too. after this is not just yet another rumor article in the paper like earlier times!
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New Delhi, Aug 22 (PTI)

Japanese auto major Toyota today said it could launch a small car in India within two years and its second plant may come up at the existing location in Bangalore.

On the company's plan to set up its second factory in India, he said that currently its Indian subsidiary Toyota Kirloskar Motors -- a joint venture with Kirloskar Group has not finalised on it.

"We still have a plenty of space left at the existing location in Bangalore and the new plant may come up there itself if we need additional capacity," Cho said.
Very much true and this has supposedly begun in right earnest already!

true again, since the first post its two years and from this post and two years on people would be driving one of these cars!
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Great news geeksrik, though i will be waiting with a gun for you.
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