The Indian joint venture between Toyota Motor Corporation and Kirloskar Group – Toyota Kirloskar Motor last month reported that it sold a total of 16,500 units in June 2022, registering a growth of 87 percent over wholesales in June 2021. When compared to the same period the previous year, the company’s cumulative wholesales increased by 26% from January to June 2022. Indeed, half-year total wholesales have reached their highest level since 2019.
Speaking on the achievement of this feat, Atul Sood, Associate Vice President, Sales, and Strategic Marketing, TKM said, “The past month witnessed huge growth in terms of wholesales, thanks to the very promising booking orders that most of our models enjoy. The cool new Glanza has received a tremendous response from our customers and continues to clock very promising booking orders. Both our self-charging hybrid electric vehicles, the Camry Hybrid and the Vellfire, have also received tremendous appreciation and a true testimony to that are our half yearly cumulative sales that have been the best in the last four years.”
He further added, “Segment leaders like the Crysta and the Fortuner continue to peak demand, and customer orders are on the rise. The Legender too, which has by now created a niche of its own in the SUV segment, continues to garner robust booking orders. Toyota is known for its SUVs worldwide and we at TKM are very excited about our upcoming foray into the popular B SUV segment in India”.
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In other Toyota news, recently the company made an announcement that it is entering the used car market with its very own Toyota Used Car Outlet (TUCO) in Bangalore. In its announcement, Toyota iterated that it would be committed to building a transparent and reliable used car market for Toyota consumers across India. TKM announced that this facility would exclusively buy and sell Toyota pre-owned vehicles. The firm has begun its pilot operations in Bangalore for the time being, but it intends to extend its venture across India in the near future.
Meanwhile, the Indo-Japanese carmaker has been on top of every headline with the launch of its newest SUV Urban Cruiser Hyryder. The SUV will compete with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and Tata Harrier in the segment. It is the first mid-size SUV from Toyota in India. As of yet, Toyota has not revealed the prices for the Hyryder SUV but they have officially opened bookings for the all-new Hyryder. Customers can make a booking by visiting the nearest dealership or online and the booking amount is Rs 25,000.
The all-new Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder gets a very Toyota-family design. The front end looks very similar to the RAV4. The Hyryder gets large air dams with an aggressively designed front end. The new Urban Cruiser Hyryder’s front-end gets a new crystal acrylic pattern that extends to become the twin-DRLs. The main cluster lamp is located down below in the bumper. Even the rear gets sleek LED tail lamps that look very similar to the twin DRLs.
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