The Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation’s Indian subsidiary Toyota Kirloskar Motor recently revealed that it sold 19,693 units in July, which was the most the company has ever sold in a single month since it began doing business in India. Consequently, as compared to its wholesales during the same period the previous year, there was a growth of 50%. TKM sold 13,105 units in July 2021 as a point of comparison. TKM also reported a 19% increase in wholesale sales from the 16,500 units it sold in June 2022.
Commenting on the announcement, Atul Sood, Associate Vice President, Sales, and Strategic Marketing, TKM said, “The month of July has been phenomenal for the company. Both in terms of sales as well as our endeavor towards “mass electrification” in India, as we unveiled the first self-charging strong hybrid electric vehicle in the high volume B SUV segment- the Urban Cruiser Hyryder. The response to the model has been exceptional, especially the customer’s choice for strong hybrids, further reiterating Toyota’s global prowess when it comes to the manufacturing and sales of electrified vehicles worldwide. We are humbled by such an encouraging response and would like to thank our customers for placing their trust in the brand.”
He further added, “Last month also witnessed TKM’s highest ever wholesales in a single month, ever since we started operations in India. This significant milestone also reinforces the popularity our segment leading models like the Innova Crysta, Fortuner & the Legender enjoy. The cool new Glanza as well as the Urban Cruiser continue to gather momentum as well as very encouraging booking orders. The Camry Hybrid and the Vellfire too, continue to garner healthy customer orders”.
In related Toyota news, the brand’s Thailand subsidiary recently unveiled a teaser for the newest version of the Yaris. The outside of the new Yaris can be seen to have undergone considerable alterations in the most recent teaser. The next Yaris will probably be based on a concept car that debuted in Indonesia in 2017. On the same DNGA chassis, the Daihatsu DN-F sedan was a pre-production concept car. The teaser suggests that the new Yaris will feature a massive radiator grille up front, flanked on each side by more streamlined headlamps.
The front bumper of the sedan will be quite dynamic, with a larger air dam occupying the majority of its surface area. A few other changes in the next model include fog light housings, a sharper lower lip on the front bumper, and machine-cut dual-tone alloy wheels. The current Yaris made its debut in 2013 and has subsequently undergone three upgrades. The vehicle had its original revision in 2016, and it later went on sale in India in 2018. Another modest aesthetic change to the car was made in the same year for the overseas market.
Also in other Toyota announcements, on August 16, 2022, the company will introduce the Hyryder Urban Cruiser compact SUV in India. All Toyota outlets in India have already started taking reservations for the Hyryder.