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Toyota to produce 10 million cars this year: India sales decline 10%

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Toyota Motors is on it’s way to become the first manufacturer in the world to produce 10 million cars in a calendar year. The company and its subsidiaries are targeting output of 10.1 million vehicles during 2013 or 200,000 more than the previous year’s sales. On a local level, Indian subsidiary posted a decline in sales by 10% for July 2013.

all new corollaThe Japanese car company comes clear of a number hurdles, including 10 million+ recalled units and natural disasters that hampered production in the past four years, Toyota jumped back to the No 1 spot with 9.91 million units sold in 2012. In order to achieve 10 million plus sales this year, Toyota have announced new production plans, reveals Reuters.

During the first 6 months of 2013, Toyota maintained its position as highest selling automaker with 4.91 million units sold over 4.85 million sold by General Motors in second place. Now, with these elevated plans, where car sales are concerned, the company is set to retain it’s top spot for 2013.

In India, their Indian subsidiary revealed sales figures for the month of July 2013. The company sold 14,470 units, which is a decline by 10% when compared to last year’s 16,062 units. These numbers also include exports. As far as domestic sales is concerned, TKM (Toyota Kirloskar Motors) sold 11,515 units, as compared to 14,574 units in the corresponding month last year.

Commenting on the sales in June 2013, Mr. Sandeep Singh, Deputy Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Marketing and Commercial said “Market continues to be sluggish and it seems that we are heading for tougher times in view of the current market outlook.”

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  • Vrushabh

    where are these cars getting sold?

  • ashfaq

    Is it true about price hike of about 30-35k on innova models bcoz of 3%tax rise?

  • sandeep singh

    that will happen if you don’t launch any new model in India, where is the Vios,Yaris,GT86, Prius C,Venza/Highlander, FJ Cruiser ,Dyna, Hiace passenger van, Coaster bus? this products can work well i think. Vios for Amaze/Swift Dzire segment. Yaris higher segment Polo, I20, Etios cheap alternative. GT86 CBU car for sport enthusiast & image. Prius C cheaper hybrid alternative & image. Venza/Highlander crossovers against BMW X3, Audi Q5 etc. FJ Cruiser its powerfull, populair and may can win hearts in India to. Dyna LCV segment likes Tata 407 etc. Hiace passenger van against for more upcoming Van types like Nissan Evalia,and upcoming Force van. and Coaster bus against Tata, Eicher, buses.