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Old 1st March 2021, 13:01   #196
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Re: Toyota's future plans for India

Toyota records highest ever sales in 2.5 years, similar numbers were witnessed in August 2018. Innova and Fortuner continue bringing in the numbers.

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Maruti has reported sales to TKM at 5.5k units. MSIL reports growth in the category at 103.8 percent, up from 2,699 units sold a year earlier. Seeing current sales, it’s likely Toyota’s in-house vehicles are again leading the charge rather. Unlike recent months wherein Toyota sold more cars that were made by Maruti

Naveen Soni, Sr. Vice President at TKM said, “We started the year on a positive note and the trend continues as we close the second month of the year, clocking a growth of 36%. Wholesales have been very encouraging and we are witnessing a high influx of customer orders month on month, thereby both significantly contributing to the growth story. In fact, sales in February have been better than sales in January, thus helping us register a 27% growth in wholesales. Moreover, new launches like the new Fortuner & Legender introduced in January and the new Innova Crysta launched in November 2020, have received a phenomenal response and have also been contributing to significant increase in both customer enquiries as well as customer orders. Here, we would like to thank our customers for their relentless trust & faith in the brand”, he concluded.
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Toyota India has announced a vaccination drive for all employees, their families, and onsite contract members as per government guidelines. The vaccination program covering 16,000 people will commence in June 2021 and will continue to run through September 2021 to cover all its members for both doses.

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They need an SUV in the 18-25L range and if the Corolla Cross is indeed being considered, it could be a very good option. Essentially they are replacing the corolla sedan with the crossover. They realise they could do well in this space given lack of options.
Even the HRV I believe will not be a Creta competitor but will be in this price range.
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Toyota Hilux India launch under consideration.



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Built on the same platform as Innova and Fortuner. Hilux could be manufactured here.

Targeting a starting price of around Rs 15-16 lakh to take on Isuzu V-Cross.

Both 2.4 diesel and 2.8 diesel, the latter with 500Nm, being evaluated.



https://www.autocarindia.com/car-new...eration-418321

Having owned a 2019 V Cross 2.5 Hi and driven it across the length and breadth of the country I can swear by the reliability and relatively comfortable ride quality. Relative to even the older fortuner. I also drove the Hilux, a basic version in Bhutan and the VCross again would trump the Hilux feature, looks ans driving comfort wise. The Hilux is utilitarian at heart but the engine is pure gold especially compared to the 2.5 of the V Cross which does not like inclines of any degree.
So a Hilux with similar features as the 2021 V Cross and with Toyota's brand value in India is vey unlikely to be priced anything below 30L on road. Even their Fortuner is over priced in India relative to the the rest of SE Asia. My personal opinion would be a very limited sale numbers, maybe similar to the VCross if they are unable to price it competitively, let's say 25L On Road.
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Yesterday visited a Toyota showroom and all the glass walls had posters extolling the virtues of hybrid technology. Most sales people had no clue about the posters, one pointed to hybrid tech in Glanza, another one said some sort of a sedan is going to be launched after September. Any scoops/ information on this?

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Yesterday visited a Toyota showroom and all the glass walls had posters extolling the virtues of hybrid technology. Most sales people had no clue about the posters, one pointed to hybrid tech in Glanza, another one said some sort of a sedan is going to be launched after September. Any scoops/ information on this?
Toyota has two full hybrid models on sale in India currently. The Camry and the Vellfire. Those posters must have been talking about that.

Toyota has also been testing the RAV4 hybrid and CHR hybrid in India for some time now. Although I don't think they will be here anytime soon.

The sedan that the SA must have been talking about is nothing but a rebadged Ciaz i.e the all new Belta/Corolla Quest.
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Yesterday visited a Toyota showroom and all the glass walls had posters extolling the virtues of hybrid technology....Any scoops/ information on this?
Those posters could be the one's used during Vellfire launch last year. Glanza already has a SHVS option, but no way it'll get a Full Hybrid Version. The upcoming Sedan could be the rumoured Toyota Belta which is based on Ciaz, but this too will not have a Hybrid Version.

So, yeah that's pretty much it of Toyota for this year.

There were plans to launch the RAV4 Hybrid in this period, but it looks like that too has taken a back foot.

Lastly, they are relying on Innova & Fortuner since some time now and will continue to do so, since a threat is not on the horizon. But, being a Global Leader, we expect such brand to launch new exciting products but they don't seem to bother about that.

Their next big launch itself are Next Gen Innova & Fortuner slated for 2022-23.
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Other than the next gen Land Cruiser and the Hilux (probably a CBU too) there are no other big launches planned.

Both of these products should launch within 6 - 9 months.

Don't expect aggressive pricing for the above two.
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These numbers are good for Toyota dealers, but not much for Toyota India. Looks like Toyota is driving themselves into trouble with outdated products both original and re-badged.

My suggestion for Toyota as a life line is COROLLA CROSS as mentioned by Equus. It will fit many roles, none is expecting VFM pricing from Toyota. But can avoid exorbitant pricing as rumoured for RAV4.

Dismissed COROLLA CROSS till my recent meet up with one on the streets of Dubai along with new Corolla and RAV4. It doesn't have the expressive kind of design elements like that of a RAV4, but more in line with the traditional Toyota themes. The size is just right, looks bigger than a Jeep compass and it's standard hybrid. Toyota can enjoy good sales with Tucson to C5 aircross price bracket. Just wake up and act together.

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Toyota’s March-22 sales hit a record.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) sold 17,131 units in March 2022, making it the highest ever domestic sales in a month since July, 2017.

The company also registered a 58 percent cumulative growth in the just-concluded fiscal year 2021-22 by clocking wholesales of 123,770 units, when compared to wholesales of 78,262 units clocked in FY 2020-21.

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Segment leading models like the Innova Crysta clocked almost 8000 units in just a single month. The Fortuner and the Legender too, both have faired phenomenally well and especially with the Legender having carved a niche for itself in such a short time. Both models put together, we have clocked close to 3000 units. The recently launched Camry hybrid has also been very well appreciated by our customers and we will ensure our best efforts to meet the rising demand for the same.” March also saw the launch of the new Glanza which is a badge-engineered Toyota version of the Maruti Baleno
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Toyota's Mid SUV( HyRyder) teased, unveiling on 01 July!

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Toyota Kirloskar Auto parts sets up e-Drive production line.

This new line will cater to local requirements and exports.

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that the new manufacturing line will cater to local requirements and for exports. For the first time, the e-Drive will be exported back to Japan and to other countries on a global scale.
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believe that with the localization of e-Drive, there will be a higher penetration of electrified mobility including strong hybrid electrified vehicles (SHEV) in the country
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At TKAP, this advanced facility has been set up with high and stringent quality standards to produce electrified parts for manufacturing clean cars. The annual production capacity is 1,35,000 units at its Bidadi plant, enabling a strong supply chain toward sustainable mobility.
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Hybrids can run 40 per cent of the distance and 60 per cent of the time as an electric vehicle with a petrol engine shut off, as proven in a study by iCAT, a Government testing agency. This gives hybrids tremendous fuel efficiency and much lower carbon emissions.
The Phase II of the Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI) involving the major enhancement of skilling infrastructure from 200 to around 1,200 students has also been launched. This involves an investment of ₹700 crore for the training institute.


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Toyota India sold 16,500 units in June 2022; records a 26% growth in cumulative wholesales from January-June 2022 compared to the same period last year.

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Toyota doubles down on its hybrid bet in India.

The hybrid bet is a turning point. It will be a litmus test for Toyota's future and success in India.

- Toyota teams up with Suzuki to crack Indian hybrid market
- First new model is compact SUV, people-carrier to follow
- Toyota aims to lower costs by making components in India

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Toyota is rebooting its strategy for India, doubling down on a bet that emerging markets will learn to love its hybrids, as long as the price is right.
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This time Toyota is determined to do it differently with lower-cost hybrids, said four company and industry executives and suppliers who provided previously unreported details about the carmaker's sourcing, production and pricing strategy.
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Central to the strategy is a drive to cut the cost of full hybrid powertrains by making them in India
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Toyota Motor is also leveraging its cooperation with partner Suzuki Motor, majority owner of India's biggest carmaker Maruti, to benefit from its low-cost engineering know-how and mild hybrid technology.
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The world's biggest automaker wanted more first-time buyers in India to own full hybrids as a first step towards mass electrification, and that it would continue to increase local sourcing and production to be competitive.
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The full hybrid Hyryder, however, will be 31% more fuel efficient than the Hyundai and Kia diesel models, offering an economy of 28 km per litre (65 miles per gallon), a key metric for Indian buyers
To boost sales in India's price-sensitive market, Toyota will also sell Hyryders with a mild hybrid powertrain supplied by Suzuki, a significant departure for Toyota which has long championed full hybrids.

The shift is a recognition that Toyota has been unable to bring down the cost of full hybrids to the point where they can always compete on price in markets such as India,


It also shows how Toyota is altering its strategy for different markets, depending on what buyers want and are willing to pay.

Toyota's next hybrid for India will be a multi-purpose vehicle, or people-carrier, expected later this year or early in 2023 ( Hycross?)

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Toyota doubles down on its hybrid bet in India.

Toyota's next hybrid for India will be a multi-purpose vehicle, or people-carrier, expected later this year or early in 2023 ( Hycross?)

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This is not at all reflecting at the Dealers. They are clueless and continue to be arrogant.
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