Toyota India has released its official sales figure for April 2016. The Japanese automaker sold 9,507 units during the month. This includes 8,529 units sold in the domestic market and 978 Etios models for the exports.
In comparison, Toyota had sold a total of 12,325 units in the domestic market and exported 1,334 units of the Etios models in the same month last year. Now although this drastic drop in sales is not a good sign, we must remember that there have been a couple of major reasons for it.
Firstly, it’s been a while since Toyota has stopped producing the old Innova – their top selling model for years. In the meantime, the brand has been gearing up to introduce the replacement called the Innova Crysta. Now that the latter is officially on sale with prices ranging between Rs 13.83 lakh and Rs 20.77 lakh, Toyota is hopeful that it will see a healthy growth in overall sales for the coming months.
Secondly, Toyota is also hopeful that the Supreme Court, in the next hearing of 9th May 2016, will lift the ban on registration of diesel vehicles above 2000cc in the NCR region. The ban has had a deep impact on Toyota as two of their top selling models – the Innova and the Fortuner are among the affected vehicles that cannot be registered in the NCR region.