Thanks to the great demand for the new Innova Crysta, Toyota Kirloskar Motor registered 3 percent year-on-year growth in its domestic sales in July 2016. As against the July 2015’s 12,070 units, the company sold a total of 12,404 units in the same month this year. The company’s exports, however, saw a dip. It exported 1,344 units this month as against 1,629 units exported in July 2015. Just so you know, the company exports only Etios series from its factory in India.
The Toyota Innova Crysta’s sales continued to grow and currently commands a waiting period of up to 2 months. The premium sedan Camry too saw increase in its sales. Interestingly, over 90 percent of the Camry’s demand is for the hybrid model.
N. Raja, Director & Sr. Vice President, Sales Marketing, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “We had to shut down production at our Bidadi plant on 30 th July on account of Karnataka Bandh in the absence of which our growth would have been more in terms of sales.
Though the Innova Crysa is doing really well for the company, the ban on registration of diesel vehicles above or equal 2000cc has stalled the extent of growth, said the company in a statement. The company is still hopeful that the Supreme Court will consider its submissions in the next hearing and the matter will be resolved at the earliest. Besides the Innova Crysta, the sales of Toyota Fortuner too is banned in Delhi-NCR.
The company is planning to roll out the Toyota Innova Crysta petrol in the second week of August 2016.