Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) managed to sell 12606 units in the country last month compared to 12403 units sold in October 2017. The exports stood at 639 units in October 2018 which is a drop from 1594 in the same month last year.
The overall sales in October 2018 dropped to 13,245 units as opposed to the 14,000 units sold by the Japanese carmaker in the month of October last year. However, the carmaker claims that the April to October 2018 domestic sales growth has witnessed a growth of 15 per cent compared to the same period in 2017. The April-Oct 2018 sales stood at 92,152 compared to the 80,360 units last year. This growth is owing to the positive sales growth of Innova Crysta, Fortuner, Etios Liva and the positive response received by the Yaris sedan, says Toyota.
Commenting on the sales performance, N. Raja, deputy managing director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said, “We are happy that we have been able to sustain good customer demand despite the dampening effect on consumer sentiment owing to hike in fuel prices, higher interest rates and increase in insurance premium. We are thankful to our customers for their endless support to the brand and the trust they have shown for our products”.
The Innova Crysta witnessed a growth of 11 per cent in April to Oct 2018 as compared to the same period last year. Additionally, the Etios Liva has managed to register a growth of 17 per cent in the same period this year, thus contributing significantly towards the overall sales growth.
Toyota will be introducing the new-gen Camry in India next year. The ASEAN-spec Camry was recently revealed for the Thailand market and the same model is expected to reach our shores by mid-2019.