Toyota Kirloskar Motor sales up 6% in September

Visitors walk past a logo of Toyota Motor Corp on a Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle at the company's showroom in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters
Toyota Kirloskar Motor reported a 6 per cent increase in domestic sales at 12,067 units in September, a company statement said on October 1.

The company had sold 11,376 units in the domestic market in September last year.

"The recently launched Innova Crysta has received an overwhelming response from the market including in Delhi and the NCR region," TKM Director and Senior VP, Sales & Marketing, N Raja, said.

Lifting of the ban on diesel cars and SUVs with an engine capacity of 2,000 cc and above, has opened the order flow for Innova Crysta diesel vehicles in Delhi, resulting in an average waiting period of 1.5 to 2 months, he added.

"We are trying our best to bring the waiting period down so as to serve our customers better," he added.

Raja said the month-long unrest in the Bengaluru city over the Cauvery water issue and the imposition of Section 144 in the state resulted in a two-day production shutdown, impacting the company's commitment to on-time delivery of cars and parts to its customers.

"However, we have resumed production at our plant at Bidadi and are geared up to meet demands during the upcoming festive season," he added.

During the month, the company exported 1,100 units of the Etios series as against 1,252 units in September 2015.

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