Toyota Motor Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Toyota do Brasil (TDB) will increase their production of the Etios at the Sorocaba plant from 74,000 units to 108,000 units at the beginning of 2016.
This production increase for the Etios is in response to greater demands for this line of four-door sedans and hatchbacks. The expansion will entail approximately 4.5 billion yen in investments but through process improvements and utilization of existing facilities, Toyota is ensuring an optimal return on its investment.
Toyota released its sedan and hatchback models for the Etios back in September 2012. Although initial sales were only around 2,000 ~ 3,000 units per month, additions to its lineup and the increased number of dealerships and services available has raised its monthly sales to 6,000 ~ 7,000 units.
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)