An Insider on Toyota India's future plans

Thank you to BHPian mroptimist for sharing this information with other enthusiasts.

Toyota's future plans have been revealed. Here's a look at what we can expect:

  1. Lexus will be launched this year.
  2. The plant shutdown for a week is a part of a routine process and nothing unusual. So do not expect to see a new assembly line being added.
  3. As suspected by many fellow BHPians the current Innova's production will stop in about three months' time to make way for an all new model.
  4. The current Innova will continue to be produced in its commercially popular trim GX for a year, mainly catering to the taxi segment. No other trim like E, G, VX and ZX of current Innova will be available three months from now.
  5. The all new Innova will have an ex-showroom price hike of Rs. 1-1.5 lakhs. The highest trim level is not expected to cost more than Rs. 22 lakhs on road.
  6. The all new Innova will be initially restricted for a year for personal buyers only.
  7. The all new Innova will come with 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
  8. The Vios and Rush will be launched next year.
  9. Starting from 2016 until 2020 Toyota, will launch a total of 30 models (this includes the Lexus range).
  10. The current emphasis on safety will translate to all vehicles getting equipped with ABS as standard from January 2016.
  11. There is no news of a refreshed Etios Cross which has been speculated by some automotive websites.


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