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Old 1st March 2018, 10:42   #151
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Toyota will not enter the C/SUV < 4m segment, would most likely be a bigger SUV in the Creta segment and will be from their global portfolio.

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Toyota launched Commuter in India? Recently been seeing a lot of these on Bangalore roads.
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Toyota launched Commuter in India? Recently been seeing a lot of these on Bangalore roads.
There is no chance that Toyota launches that in India. Innova's at 20L and we already feel it is expensive. The Commuter in the picture will at least be double that. Hence the pricing makes the product redundant in India.

These are most certainly private imports or Embassy cars.
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These are most certainly private imports or Embassy cars.
This is running on "yellow" boards. Saw atleast 5-10 of them mostly on the ORR, Airport roads.
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This is running on "yellow" boards. Saw atleast 5-10 of them mostly on the ORR, Airport roads.
Zoom in on the last pic and you will notice "cabsindia.com". So these are not being tested by Toyota for sure.
A cab company filling some niche clients needs, but thats about it.
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Zoom in on the last pic and you will notice "cabsindia.com". So these are not being tested by Toyota for sure.
A cab company filling some niche clients needs, but thats about it.
These vehicles are available for self-drive also, anyone can book. Foud this from their website.
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Toyota seem to focus on profit rather than volumes and shows the results.

With two products Fortuner and Innova and with less than 50 % capacity utilization Toyota's profit zooms to Rs 965 crore in FY18 .

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Its overall country ranking dropped to six in FY18 from fifth in FY13 with market share declining to 4.28% from 6.2% in a market thatís grown to over 3.4 million units. Toyota Kirloskarís annual sales have dropped to 140,000 units from 165,000

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Toyota aims to enter top 3 in India - with Suzuki's help?

As a market, India has moved up from 12th place at the end of 2016 and 11th place in 2017 to feature among Toyota MotoCorp’s the top 10 markets globally in 2018.

Toyota Innova Crysta is the main driver for Toyota India registering a 9% increase in sales in the past year with a total of 1,51,000 units sold as compared to the industry’s average of 5.5%.

Also Toyota pitches lower tax, stable norms for hybrid cars, it all depends on stable regulations and taxation.

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Self-charging electric vehicles are better for a country like India as they do not require additional charging infrastructure and at the same time could help in reducing air pollution.
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Toyota to bring hybrid, plug-in hybrid in the B and C segments to meet CAF…-II.

Likely to have the Hybrid variant of Yaris and Corolla for India.

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Will go into the C segment and the B-high segment for the hybrid and PHV
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the company has the Corolla and Yaris and it will explore launching hybrid versions of these models
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Toyota is also exploring to leverage a new law, which allows automakers to import 2,500 vehicles a year without the need of homologation, to bring in big hybrid and plug-in hybrid SUVs from Toyota’s global portfolio. For this, it is exploring the Highlander, RAV 4, C-HR, Harrier and Lexus RX.

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With the help of Suzuki, Toyota plans to unleash its product onslaught in the Indian market in 5-7 years.

Launches to include redesigned, re-engineered versions of some Maruti models.

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- Etios twins likely to be axed in Q4-FY20

-With Suzuki's DNA,Toyota will bring close to half a dozen new products priced in the sub Rs 12 lakh market lined up for coming three to four years, catering to over 80% of the market. These include electric and hybrid too

- Toyota will be adding a significantly redesigned and re-engineered version of Vitara Brezza and a Toyota variant of Wagon R EV in 2020

- Ciaz sibling will come in 2021-2022, followed by an offspring of Ertiga

- Jointly developed C MPV/SUV is launched in 2023

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All these Toyota vehicles will come with hybrid solution in the future, which means Suzuki too will get a hybrid technology from Toyota for its own versions of Baleno, Vitara Brezza, Ertiga and Ciaz and help Maruti meet its Corporate Average Fuel Economy norms by 2022-2023.
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As the Toyota Corolla is axed in India, Toyota is mulling bringing the RAV4 SUV for India.

While the lower end will be cars in partnership with Maruti Suzuki the higher segment will be of the cars from their global portfolio.

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If the brand plans to bring the RAV4 in the Indian market the SUV could come via the CBU route under the homologation free rule to gauge the demand. It is also being speculated that the brand might consider the C-HR, Harrier and the Highlander for the Indian market

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Toyota Yaris-based Hyundai Venue rival to be revealed this week

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The car that is in the spotted images looks closer to a proper B segment hatch like the i20 or the Baleno rather than a competitor to the Venue. The proportions are not of a compact Cross over at all. May be they can pull this off in European and other Asian markets, where Im assuming an Yaris hatchback already exists and this would be like a cross over version of that. Not in India. And I get a feeling that Toyota is actually very busy in getting the Suzuki clones in India, especially the ones based on the Brezza and the Ertiga rather than launching an all new car from their own stable.
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While the lower end will be cars in partnership with Maruti Suzuki the higher segment will be of the cars from their global portfolio.
Good business strategy, considering that the bulk of Toyota's international best seller models are priced in the 15-35 lakhs range.

But it's doubtful whether the Rav4 can be a proper replacement for the Corolla.

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The Rav4 is no longer the Corolla's crossover counterpart and now shares most of its underpinnings with the Camry.

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Toyota CBU pricing history.

Not only that, but Toyota has managed to spread its two cash cows in this price range too.
They can't go too upmarket too, cause it would upset their Lexus plans (not that it sells a bucket load of them either)

The CH-R would be the Corolla replacement price wise, but it's bodyshape won't do favours.
The Rav4 would do good in the Corolla/Innova segment, but Toyota being Toyota, would price it at Camry levels.

The Harrier is a more upmarket, more soft-roader going version of the Rav4. Can't comment on that.
The Highlander/Kluger has the size and more importantly 7 seats, but then again price may work against it.

Pricing is the key here, and not to say, every model should have a hybrid version to make up for the lack of diesel.
And since all the above models, except the CH-R share the same 2.5 hybrid engine with the locally assembled Camry, if at all they start assembly here, could take advantage of the volumes of scale that they are so after.
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As the Toyota Corolla is axed in India, Toyota is mulling bringing the RAV4 SUV for India.
More details on RAV4. Source : Auto Car India

https://www.autocarindia.com/car-new...ce=browserpush
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