Toyota India has announced that it sold 12,965 units in May as compared to 13,228 units in the corresponding month last year. The drop in sales is due to a two-day plant shutdown in May.
In the domestic market, Toyota sold 11,511 units in May 2015 as compared to 11,831 units in May 2014. There was limited production this month on account of planned annual plant shut down scheduled from May 29th to June 6th, for regular maintenance. The impact will thus be felt in the June production as well.
The company claims that the demand for the Etios series has been increasing over the past couple of months, since the airbags were standardised across all variants. The sales for the Etios hatchback and sedan grew by 12 per cent from October 2014 to May 2015. The company’s newly launched Camry saw sales of 107 in May and the company received 251 customer orders sincet its launch, which is 35 per cent of the total Camry sales last year.
“The newly launched Camry has shown great success and acceptance by customers this month. The Camry Hybrid constituted 91 per cent of the total Camry sales in May. The Hybrid market, though still at a nascent stage, is beginning to gain popularity among Indian customers. We would like to thank the customers for their response and also the Govt for the introduction of incentives under FAME. Camry is the first locally produced Hybrid vehicle to get the recognition from government for being an environment friendly vehicle. As committed the incentive of Rs 70,000 in full has been passed on to the customer in line with our Customer First Philosophy," said N Raja, director and senior vice-president, sales & marketing, Toyota India.