Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has sold 12,381 cars in June 2015 as compared to to 13,398 vehicles sold in the same period last year, resulting in a a drop of 7.6 per cent in overall sales.
The Etios series of cars that were exported summed up to a total of 1,917 vehicles in June. TKM managed to sell 10,464 vehicles in India in June 2015, as against 12,010 units that they sold in the same period last year. Despite the drop in sales for the month of June, the company has reported a 19 per cent hike in sales for the first half of 2015 as compared to the corresponding period in 2014.
N Raja, director and senior vice - president, sales and marketing said, "We sold 10,464 units in the domestic market last month, due to limited production on account of the planned shutdown. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused to our customers due to this. We currently have a waiting period of approx 25 to 30 days for the Innova and about 50 to 60 days for Fortuner. It is our endeavour to make the deliveries of vehicles on a timely basis.
The Fortuner has been well appreciated by the customers and still remains the first choice in its segment. The Fortuner available in automatic and manual transmission in two wheel and four wheel drive gives a wide range of choice and caters to varied customer requirements."
The annual plant shut down was conducted from May 29 to June 6 for regular maintenance. Despite losing production for first six days of the month, the manufacturer has managed a decent sales figure owing to the new product launches.