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Indian carmakers firing on all cylinders as sales zoom in June, Q1 numbers indicate a...
by Autocar Pro News Desk , 02 Jul 2018

Led by bellwether Maruti Suzuki, passenger vehicle manufacturers continue to record strong sales albeit on a low year-ago base; Q1 FY2019 numbers point to a strong fiscal year...

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While key vehicle manufacturers have posted strong numbers for the month, rising fuel prices could prove to be a sales speedbreaker in the near future...

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India Auto Inc off to a good start in FY2019 but rising fuel prices a ...
by Mayank Dhingra, Kiran Bajad & Amit Panday  02 May 2018

Sales numbers from leading OEMs point to overall robust sales in April 2018 but sharp spike in petrol and diesel prices could put a spanner in future ...

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Vikram Kirloskar, vice-chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor, has recently stepped down as chairman, CII Southern Region during 2017-18 after completing ...

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With March sales numbers being announced, it’s amply clear that the automobile industry, as a whole, is set for a record performance with PVs pegged t...

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The SUV segment has been a mover and shaker in the overall PV market in India and globally. Here's looking at how Indian OEMs stack up on the UV marke...

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Early indications from the robust passenger vehicle sales numbers in February 2018 indicate that the segment is set to notch record sales for fiscal ...

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Toyota has opened 2018 on a positive note and has recorded cumulative growth of 11 percent in the first two month of the year.

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N Raja, deputy MD, Sales & Service, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, and chairman, Lexus India, speaks to Hormazd Sorabjee on the future of small diesel engine...

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The Toyota Safety Education Program is aimed at improving the road safety crisis in the country by inculcating safe road behaviour in children and you...

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The Indian automobile industry seems to be in a jovial mood and looks to prolong the positive trend it reflected in CY2017 for the remaining part of t...

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Toyota Kirloskar Motor has recorded robust sales growth in January 2018, selling 12,351 units which marks 19 percent year-on-year growth (January 2016...

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Other key changes include Raju B Ketkale, senior VP (Manufacturing), being promoted to a director on TKM's board and as senior VP and director for Pro...

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Shekar Viswanathan, vice-chairman and director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, calls India's all-electric mobility mission impractical and says customers sho...

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While November 2017's sales reflect strongly on lower year-ago numbers, the fact is that the economy is recovering, consumer sentiment has improved an...

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The buzz is returning to the passenger vehicle market and the improved sales numbers in November 2017 are ample proof of that.

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Toyota gears up to launch Vios sedan in India next year
by Shapur Kotwal, Autocar India  25 Nov 2017

Pre-Diwali launch planned for Toyota’s Honda City rival. The Vios will initially come with a 1.5-litre petrol engine; CVT automatic is on the cards as...

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Andhra Pradesh is gearing up towards an investment of Rs 4,000 crore from South Korean companies, with a vast majority of them being from the automobi...

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After a cracker of a month in September, all vehicle segments have seen muted sales in October as a result of huge dealer inventory fill and overall i...

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After a buoyant September, PV sales subdued in October
by Ajit Dalvi & Mayank Dhingra  01 Nov 2017

After September, which saw the PV industry clock its best-ever monthly numbers of 309,955 units, all the top 5 OEMs have reported lower-than-expected ...

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Customer demand for the Innova MPV and Fortuner SUV continues to be strong and the Bidadi plant is running at full capacity to reduce the waiting peri...

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The three high-performing personnel – Kiran, H Varun and T A Anand Kumar – have been trained at the Toyota Technical Training Institute in Karnataka a...

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With passenger vehicle sales notching a record high in September, commercial vehicles steering into sustained growth and two-wheeler numbers picking u...

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Cumulative Maruti, Hyundai, Tata and Toyota sales for September 2017 add up to 230,170 units, up 11.95 percent over year-ago sales for these four auto...

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Japanese automaker and Automotive Skills Development Council see efforts at training underprivileged youth in qualitative automotive skills bear fruit...

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If in July 2017, the domestic PV industry came close to crossing the 300,000 unit mark (298,997 / +15.12%), then overall sales in August 2017 could ne...

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The UV category was among the biggest beneficiaries of GST and saw the best-sellers from Maruti, Hyundai and Toyota notch their best-ever sales for a ...

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The Top 5 passenger vehicle manufacturers have notched smart growth in July 2017, indicating good times are in store for industry.

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Innova Crysta sells over 9,300 units (highest-ever globally for Toyota) and the Fortuner 3,400, its highest-ever monthly sales since launch.

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Toyota reaches out to customers with smartphone app
by Autocar Pro News Desk  11 Jul 2017

With the launch of ‘Toyota Connect’the company aims at ensuring a seamless, convenient and pleasing ownership experience for Toyota customers.

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Toyota opens its seventh driving school in India
by Autocar Pro News Desk  07 Jul 2017

After Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, four more Toyota Driving Schools to be opened this year and 50 by 2020.

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With buyers preferring to adopt a wait-and-watch policy in June, ahead of GST kicking in on July 1 and giving considerable taxation benefits ranging f...

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Toyota Kirloskar Motor passes on GST benefits which results in a substantial drop in prices. Its Camry Hybrid though will feel the pressure with price...

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Sales have been impacted as a result of potential buyers delaying purchase decisions to after GST rollout on July 1.

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Vehicle exterior and driving experience account for most of the problems; uneven tyre wear, noise from doors, bumper and exterior corrosion more preva...

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The month-long programme, effective from July 1-31, offers a free vehicle checkup among other benefits to customers in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and T...

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Sixth Toyota Driving School in India opens in Faridabad, five more to be set up this year.

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While Maruti Suzuki, as usual, has set the pace for the other OEMs to follow, Mahindra & Mahindra has seen demand come its way in May 2017. Initial sa...

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Toyota’s initiative in the area of education aimed at promoting healthier learning environment and reducing school dropouts in the district

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It is learnt that the results of Global NCAP's second India vehicle test of 2017, which are to be revealed tomorrow, are "positive".

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Looking to build on the Innova Crysta’s success in India, Toyota launches the Touring Sport variant.

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A combination of new models, refreshed variants and an uptick in consumer sentiment are driving increased footfalls in automobile showrooms and result...

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New Fortuner continues to see surging demand, new Corolla Altis clicks with buyers in the first month of its launch and the popular Innova Crysta main...

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It is learnt that small cars, which currently attract 12.5 percent central excise duty and 15 percent VAT by state governments, will have a closed tax...

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While the Maruti Vitara Brezza has been the game-changer of the year, the Hyundai Creta remains a popular buy. The Mahindra Bolero soldiers on even as...

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The Indian passenger vehicle industry has crossed the 3- million unit sales mark for the first time, driven by new model launches, a surge in SUV sale...

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Innova Crysta and Fortuner drive growth both for the month and the fiscal year.

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Refreshed Corolla Altis gets sleeker styling, updated cabin and additional equipment as Toyota Kirloskar Motor looks to woo more buyers in the executi...

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The sales uptick seen in January is becoming stronger, as seen in the smart rise in February 2017 sales. The UV segment clearly is the growth accelera...

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Both eco-friendly cars showcase Toyota's technological prowess. While the Camry Hybrid is a made-in-India model, the Prius is a CBU import.

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While the made-in-India Camry Hybrid is priced at Rs 31.98 lakh, the new Prius costs Rs 38.96 lakh as it is a CBU import. Both showcase the carmaker's...

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With total sales of 265,320 units, the passenger vehicle segment notched 14.40% YoY growth. However, the other vehicle segments are yet to shrug off t...

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The Maruti Vitara Brezza continues to lord over UV sales in India even as the Hyundai Creta remains a popular buy. The big news though is the new Toyo...

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The initiative was undertaken with the objective to engage and educate airport taxi drivers on the traffic safety challenges and the importance of mak...

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The ongoing cash crunch with passenger vehicle (PV) buyers, following the demonetisation scheme is weighing heavy on Maruti Suzuki India, Hyundai Moto...

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2016 was a mixed bag for the Indian auto industry which advanced on many fronts and launched new products aplenty. The demonetisation move though thre...

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Maruti Ertiga moves to third as Vitara Brezza continues to lead the charts.

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Toyota Mobility Foundation and WRI look to improve accessibility to metro transit in Bangalore and increase its usage, enabling better ease of moveme...

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The proliferation of safety features such as ABS and airbags and technology features such as hands-free connectivity are helping to boost the overall ...

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The all-new Fortuner, which was recently launched at Rs 25.92 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), has further contributed to its growth and helped Toyota up its...

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Price hike driven by an increase in manufacturing costs and rupee-dollar foreign exchange trends.

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Just when vehicle sales across segments were beginning to accelerate, the demonetisation of old currency has come as a speedbreaker. Showroom footfall...

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All-new Fortuner and Innova Crysta drive Toyota sales; Innova Crysta sales cross 50,000 units within 6 months of launch.

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Deliveries of the new Fortuner have already started. However, the company is now looking to cut down the waiting period.

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Japanese carmaker holds interactive sessions with government officials and brings latest Prius to show the way to greener and cleaner motoring.

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The Japanese government has chosen Toyota Kirloskar Motor to contribute to ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’ through training manpower in Japanese-sty...

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The second-gen Fortuner has a localisation content of 70-80 percent but the SUV’s petrol engine, unlike the diesel variant, is being imported.

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The new Fortuner gets a choice of petrol and diesel engines, manual and automatic gearboxes and with 2WD or 4WD.

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While a capacity-crunched Maruti Suzuki sees only 2.2% growth, Hyundai Motor India and Tata Motors post their highest-ever monthly sales in October.

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While Maruti retains top spot for the 17th consecutive year, the surprise is Tata Motors which has vaulted into third position.

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A one-off crash test between two versions of the same car – one sold in Mexico, one sold in the USA – will demonstrate the gulf in safety standards

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Brezza dominates again, Bolero re-enters the Top 5.

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Suzuki Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation are looking to co-develop new environment, safety and IT technology.

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Toyota to launch new Fortuner in India on November 7
by Sergius Barretto, Autocar India  04 Oct 2016

Built on the same platform as the Innova, the Fortuner will feature both the 2.8-litre diesel and 2.7-litre petrol engines initially, and will have sw...

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Srinivasa N D, who works at Toyota Kirloskar Motor, has made it through to the Grand Finale, to be held in early 2017, alongside 11 other forklift dri...

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Vitara Brezza tops the chart for second month running.

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While prices for the Etios Liva start at Rs 5.24 lakh, its sedan sibling has been priced from Rs 6.43 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).

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Acquisition of Daihatsu paves the way for Toyota’s small car assault; the first cars are expected in India by 2019.

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Going by the sales numbers of Maruti Suzuki India, Mahindra & Mahindra, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Renault India and Nissan India, passenger carmakers ar...

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With the diesel ban on above 2000cc vehicles being lifted in Delhi-NCR, Toyota is seeing improved sales traction particularly for the Innova Crysta.

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Latest JD Power India Sales Satisfaction Index study reveals that Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Nissan Motor India and Honda Cars India are better than home...

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Vikram Kirloskar on the business dynamics of South India, the need to develop the Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor, why Tamil Nadu and Karnataka ...

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T R Parasuraman, deputy managing director, Toyota Industries Engine India on the company's future investments, transiting to BS-VI emission norms and ...

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Confers degree to 64 students from rural Karnataka. The three-year academic course consists of comprehensive training in automobile assembly, painting...

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Toyota launches petrol-engined Innova in India
by Akbar Merchant, Autocar India  08 Aug 2016

Prices for the petrol Innova start at Rs 13.72 lakh for the base GX 7-seater manual variant and go up to Rs 19.62 lakh for the top-spec Z automatic tr...

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The onset of a good monsoon seems to have brought good tidings for the Indian automobile industry. It is also amply clear that new models across vario...

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Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has announced that it has sold a total of 12,404 units in the domestic market last monthly, registering 3% year-on-year g...

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Toyota Industries Engine India (TIEI), which inaugurated its first diesel engine plant in June at Jigani, in Bangalore, is exploring the potential of ...

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Thanks to better manufacturing and stringent quality norms, made-in-India cars are showing higher dependability than they have in recent years.

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Thanks to a surge in sales of the recently launched Innova Crysta, Toyota Kirloskar Motor has reported sales of 13,502 units in the domestic markeT, u...

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Toyota recalls 170 Prius Hybrids in India
by Nishant Parekh, Autocar India  30 Jun 2016

The recall is for the inspection and installation of retention brackets on the curtain shield airbag inflators, as also the fuel suction plate sub-ass...

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The Supreme Court has said it is open to lifting the ban on 2000cc diesel-engined cars and SUVs in Delhi-NCR, subject to the levy of a one-time enviro...

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The new plant will manufacture the 1GD-FTV 2.8 litre and 2GD-FTV 2.4 litre engines for fitment in the Innova Crysta.

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The slew of fresh launches and change of consumer preference towards more feature-laden compact SUVs and crossovers have provided a healthy fillip to ...

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With only the Toyota Innova and Maruti Ertiga seeing decent volumes, MPV segment proves to be a tough nut to crack for most OEMs.

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The trend of new launches driving sales continued in May 2016 and fresh entrants in the Indian market like the Toyota Innova Crysta and the Maruti Vit...

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Despite UVs continuing to drive PV sales in May, slowing motorcycle sales and a dip in despatches of small cars, capped the overall growth of India’s ...

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The top three automakers – Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai Motor and Mahindra & Mahindra – all posted a near- 10% rise in PV sales during the month, and carrie...

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Thanks to an overwhelming response to the recently launched Innova Crysta, Toyota Kirloskar Motor reported its first month of growth in domestic sales...

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Car dealers in India are optimistic about posting profits in FY2016-17 as automakers support with new launches and financial incentives.

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High customer demand for top-end ZX variant with automatic transmission, Innova Crysta’s waiting period now goes up to 4 months.

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In a bid to ensure good driving skills through proper training methods, Toyota Kirloskar Motor has begun opening driver training schools in India.

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Over 11 years, the Toyota Innova has established itself as the MPV of choice with a base of 600,000 customers in India. During this period, it has als...

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