Toyota’s India manufacturing and sales subsidiary Toyota Kirloskar Motor released its August new car sales figures on September 1. Total sales including exports were 14,045 units. This is 12% year-on-year growth and marks the 4th month of growth.
Of the total, 12,801 represented domestic India sales. This is 15% up from the previous year and marks the 4th month of year-on-year growth.
Camry sales for the period of January to August were 1,060 units. Of this total, 95% were hybrids. Sales were also favorable for the Innova Crysta minivan, which was released in May. A gasoline version was released in August, which helped boost its sales.
TKM also began exports of the Etios series, which it has produced locally since April, 2012. Total Etios exports for August were 1,244. This is down 10.3% from the previous year’s August and marks the 5th month of decline.
TKM Director and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing N. Raja said, “We launched the Innova Crysta petrol last month and have received a very good response from the market. Being the first in its segment, the petrol variant will further contribute to the success of the new Innova Crysta.”
(Translated by Greg Scott)