On October 1, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), Toyota Motor Corporationâ€™s subsidiary for the manufacture and sales of their vehicles in India, announced its sales results for September 2016. According to these results, overall unit sales grew 4% from the previous year to 13,167 units (including exports), resulting in a surplus for the sixth consecutive month.
Of the 13,167 units recorded in September, sales for Indiaâ€™s domestic market comprised 12,067 units, which was a 6% increase yoy and a surplus for the fifth month in a row.
Among its lineup, the Innova Crysta, a new minivan released in May, achieved favorable results. With the addition of a gasoline model in August, the Innova Crysta remains popular with a waiting period for deliveries of up to two months.
Moreover, in April 2012, TKM began exporting its locally manufactured Etios series to overseas markets. In September, TKM exported 1,100 units of the Etios. This was a 12.2% decline from the year before and a deficit for the sixth straight month.
TKMâ€™s Director and Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, N. Raja said, â€œThere is awaiting period for the Innova Crysta. However, we will do our best to deliver the new minivan to our customers as soon as possible.â€
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)