Toyota’s mid-sized sedan based on the Ciaz will arrive in our market in 2021-2022.
We informed you earlier that Toyota will launch the re-badged version of Ciaz, Vitara Brezza and Ertiga MPV in India. The company has recently launched the Glanza hatchback, which is nothing but the re-badged Baleno hatchback. Unlike Glanza, Toyota will make significant changes to these models before launching in our market.
The Toyota’s version of the Vitara Brezza will be launched in our market in 2020. It will receive significant changes in terms of styling and interior. Besides, the company will launch the Wagon R EV based model in our market in 2020. Adding to it, the Toyota’s mid-sized sedan based on the Ciaz will arrive in our market in 2021-2022.
The company will also launch the re-engineered Ertiga and an all-new C-segment crossover-MPV in 2023. The all-new C-MPV will be co-developed by Maruti Suzuki and Toyota and is also expected to be launched under Maruti nameplate. What’s more interesting is that all these models will come with a provision of hybridisation. Also See – Toyota to launch over 12 new cars
Maruti Suzuki will source the hybrid technology from Toyota. The Ciaz, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza and Baleno will also receive the Toyota’s sourced hybrid technology. This technology will help Maruti cars to meet the CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) norms by 2022-23. Adding to it, Toyota will also launch the revised versions of the Innova Crysta and the Fortuner in India. The Yaris sedan could also receive the hybrid version in near future. With new products from Maruti Suzuki, Toyota will be able to utilise its plant and further improve its India operations. Previous media reports claim that Toyota will start manufacturing the Vitara Brezza at its Bidadi plant from 2022.