Toyota India has reported a decrease in sales in May. The company sold 12,339 units last month as compared to 13,604 units in May last year.
Out of the total units sold, the Japanese maker sold 10,914 units in the domestic market whereas 1425 units of the Etios were exported to the neighbouring countries. While the company doesn't reveal model-wise sales figures, it did say that there has been a slight dip in the Innova Crysta sales. The recent launch of the Innova Touring Sport helped the company rake in sales. Its other big vehicle, the Fortuner continues to enjoy the numero uno position in its segment.
Toyota India is expecting a drop in sales in June as well, due to the GST policy. Many Indian buyers are planning to put off their purchase until 1 July to avail the GST benefits. There has been a downward tax revision for the big cars and SUVs which will make the Toyota cars much cheaper. We can expect Toyota to register positive growth from July onwards.