Toyota to drive new Camry into India this month
"We are going to launch Camry on the 24th of this month in New Delhi...", TKM Deputy Managing Director (Marketing) Sandeep Singh told PTI here.
Declining to give out details on the features of the new Camry, he said the components of the car would be imported and assembled at Bangalore plant. "We have enough space there to produce the car," he said. TKM, a joint venture between Japan's Toyota Motor Corp and the Kirloskar Group, had introduced Camry in India as a completely built unit from Japan. The Camry is one of the largest selling cars for Toyota globally.
The company currently offers its popular multi-utility vehicle 'Innova', hatchback and sedan 'Etios Liva' and 'Etios', 'Corolla Altis' and Sports Utility Vehicle 'Fortuner' TKM has two manufacturing facilities in India with a total capacity of three lakh units. The first plant manufactures Innova and Fortuner and the second plant Etios, Etios Liva and Corolla Altis.
To a query on the market remaining sluggish, Singh said Toyota did quite well in terms of sales. "We are doing quite well in terms of sales. We are targeting to sell 1,70,000 units this year, compared to 1,31,000 units (last year)..", he said.
TKM has reported a seven per cent increase in sales at 14,574 units during July 2012.It had sold 13,592 units in July last year.