Toyota India (Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd) is a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation of Japan, the largest automotive manufacturer in the world. Toyota is currently one of the five largest automotive manufacturers in India. Toyota in India started out in the late 90s with its successful Qualis SUV, which was succeeded by the extremely popular Innova.
Toyota’s portfolio in India consists of a variety of hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs and MUVs. The hatchback includes the Toyota Etios Liva and the Toyota Etios Cross, both of which see brisk sales in their segment. Toyota India’s sedans include the Toyta Etios, the extremely popular Toyota Corolla, the Toyota Prius and the Toyota Camry. The Camry and the Prius are available with a hybrid powerplant in India.
Toyota’s biggest attraction though are its utility vehicles. From its hot selling Innova MUV to its Fortuner, Prado and Land Cruiser, Toyota’s SUVs are known worldwide for their bulletproof reliability, go-anywhere capabilities and their large and brutish looking design. Toyota cars in general are reliable, cheap to maintain and quite sturdy. Toyota cars also offer great value for money and are very fuel efficient.
Toyota in India has two manufacturing fascilities, both based around the city of Bangalore in Karnataka. The two plants have a combined production capability of about 1.5 lakh units and can be easily expanded if need be. Apart from the Land Cruiser, the Prado and the Prius, all Toyota cars are either built here completely or are brought to country in CKD format making them quite attractive in terms of pricing.Read MoreRead Less