Friday, June 01, 2012
By Manoj Kumawat
Toyota Recorded sales of 15,501 units in May
Toyota Motors India has scaled a new high in recently concluded month of May that witnessed an overall increase of 108 percent in sales against the same month last year. The Japanese auto major could sell 15501 units in comparison to 7470 units in May 2011. Moreover, the top official of the company announced that due to depreciating rupee Toyota Etios Diesel and Toyota Innova will see an increase of 1 percent in current prices alongside 0.5 percent ascend in existing cost of Toyota Etios Liva Diesel and Toyota Fortuner. These revised prices will be effective from 1st June 2012.
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In the overall sales, Toyota Innova MPV plays a big role with sales of 6710 nos., an up of 127 percent, against 2961 nos. last year in May. The subsequent has been Toyota Etios sedan with sales of 4270 nos. in contrast to 3412 nos. in May’2011, which calculates to an augment of 25 percent. The Toyota Etios Liva sits at third rank with sales of 2587 nos. this May. The 4th and 5th position was shared by premium vehicles Toyota Fortuner and Toyota Corolla Altis with 1399 nos. and 523 nos. respectively.
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As per Deputy MD- Marketing, Mr. Sandeep Singh, last year the production of bestselling vehicles suffered due to natural calamities in Japan causing an impact on May 2011 sales. But this year, all the Toyota models put up an excellent show and this could not have been possible without the positive response from the car buyers.