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Toyota Etios Production Started In India

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A year after Toyota introduced the Etios hatchback concept it goes into production at the firm’s new Kirloskar plant in Bangalore, India as a compact sedan. The Indians are very fond of this car, based on the comments posted on our first report about it, so they must be chuffed to bits now that it’s coming!

The production begins with the “Etios”1 compact sedan.  The Etios is to be joined by the “Etios Liva”2 hatchback in April 2011, bringing planned production of the Etios series to 70,000 vehicles annually. Toyota officials refer to this car as a high-quality, reasonably priced product to meet the expectations of Indian customers.

Outline of TKM (Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private)

Company name Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited
Location Bidadi, outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka State, India
Establishment October 1997
President Hiroshi Nakagawa
Equity participation TMC: 89%, Kirloskar Group: 11%
Land area Approx. 1.7 million m2
Employees Approx. 4,650 (as of December 2010)
Plant name Plant No. 1 Plant No. 2
Annual production capacity Approx. 80,000 units Approx. 70,000 units
Products Corolla, Innova, Fortuner Etios
2009 production results Approx. 51,000 units
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