Toyota looking at India as a prospective market for hybrid cars

Toyota looking at India as a prospective market for hybrid cars: New video celebrates 5 million sales

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Toyota Hybrids celebrate 5 million sales with new video“We have already introduced the Prius to Indian market and we will continue to study the Indian market to introduce new hybrid models in India at appropriate times,” a TMC spokesperson told PTI from Tokyo.

Toyota hybrid car sales across Europe during the first quarter of 2013 have seen an increase by 82.3%, with sales of both Toyota and Lexus at 197,309 and all this at a time when the automobile sector is going through one of its worst ever periods.

Toyota Motor Corporation has also announced that 18 new hybrid models will be introduced by the end of 2015 out of which one model will be a fuel cell vehicle. Sales of Auris Hybrid during Q1 2013, reached 12,736 units, while sales of Yaris Hybrid across Europe totaled 11,459 units, up 29.5% during Q1 2013.

Cumulative sales of both Toyota and Lexus full hybrid models in Europe reached 544,184 units at the end of March 2013 contributing 10% to Toyota’s global hybrid sales. Toyota sales in France posted a 3.2% increase in passenger vehicle registrations even though the markets experienced a 14.7% fall. Sales of Toyota Hilux and Toyota Land Cruiser V8 saw enhanced sales, performing strongly in European markets.

TMC Hybrid Vehicle Chronology

Year
Month
Milestone
1997
Mar.
Toyota Hybrid System (THS) unveiled
Aug.
Coaster Hybrid EV launched (Japan only)
Oct.
Prius unveiled (launched in December)
2000
Nov.
Cumulative global Prius sales top 50,000 vehicles
2001
Jun.
Estima Hybrid launched (Japan only)
Aug.
Crown Royal series with Mild Hybrid System launched (Japan only)
2002
Mar.
Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top 100,000 mark
Aug.
Cumulative global Prius sales top 100,000 vehicles
Oct.
Crown Sedan with Mild Hybrid System launched (Japan only)
2003
Apr.
Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II) unveiled
Jul.
Alphard Hybrid launched (Japan only)
Sep.
Completely redesigned second-generation Prius launched
Dyna Hybrid and Toyoace Hybrid unveiled (launched in November; Japan only)
2005
Mar.
Harrier Hybrid (RX 400h) and Kluger Hybrid (Highlander Hybrid) launched
Oct.
Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top 500,000 mark
Dec.
Second-generation Prius production commenced at SFTM’s Changchun plant in China
2006
Mar.
GS 450h launched
Apr.
Cumulative global Prius sales top 500,000 vehicles
May
Camry Hybrid launched (for sale outside Japan)
Jun.
Completely redesigned Estima Hybrid launched (Japan only)
Oct.
Camry Hybrid production commenced at Kentucky Plant in the U.S.; Quick Delivery 200 launched (Japan only)
2007
May
Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top 1 million mark; LS 600h/LS 600hL launched
2008
Feb.
Crown Hybrid unveiled (launched in May; Japan only)
Apr.
Cumulative global Prius sales top 1 million vehicles
2009
Jan.
RX 450h unveiled (launched in April)
May
Completely redesigned third-generation Prius launched
Jul.
Camry Hybrid production commenced at TMT’s Gateway Plant, Thailand; HS 250h launched
Aug.
Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top 2 million mark
Oct.
Sai unveiled (launched in December, Japan only)
Dec.
Camry Hybrid production commenced at TMCA’s Altona Plant, Australia
2010
Apr.
Camry Hybrid production commenced at GTMC’s plant in China
Jun.
Auris Hybrid production commenced at TMUK’s Burnaston Plant, UK; Auris Hybrid launched (for sale outside Japan)
Jul.
Cumulative sales in Japan of hybrids top 1 million vehicles
Sep.
Cumulative global Prius sales top 2 million vehicles
Nov.
Third-generation Prius production commenced at TMT’s Gateway Plant, Thailand
2011
Jan.
Annual Prius sales in Japan of new vehicles in 2010 were 315,669 vehicles, the largest amount of annual sales ever recorded; CT 200h launched
Feb.
Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top 3 million mark
May
Prius ? launched
Aug.
Prius sales in Japan top 1 million mark
Sep.
Completely redesigned Camry Hybrid launched in Japan; Hybrid models of the Alphard and Vellfire added (launched in November, Japan only)
Oct.
TMEC of China conducts cornerstone laying ceremony and announces plan to produce and sell vehicles with hybrid systems produced in China jointly with China FAW Group and GTMC around 2015
Nov.
Prius PHV unveiled (launched in January 2012 in Japan, in March 2012 in the U.S., in the summer of 2012 in Europe)
Dec.
Production of third-generation Prius commenced at SFTM’s Changchun Plant in China; Aqua launched
2012
Jan.
Completely redesigned GS 450h unveiled (launched in March)
Feb.
Start of Highlander Hybrid production at Indiana Plant in the U.S. in the second half of 2013 announced
Production and sale of Camry Hybrid in Kuozui’s Kuanying Plant, Taiwan commenced
Apr.
Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top 4 million mark
May
Yaris Hybrid launched (for sale outside Japan)
Jul.
Start of RX 450h production at TMMC’s Cambridge Plant in early 2014 announced; ES 300h launched (for sale outside Japan)
Oct.
Cumulative hybrid vehicle sales in Japan top 2 million mark
Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales from January through October 2012 top 1 million mark
Nov.
Completely redesigned Auris Hybrid launched (for sale outside Japan)
Dec.
Completely redesigned Crown hybrid unveiled (launched in January 2013, Japan only); Avalon hybrid launched (for sale outside Japan)
2013
Mar.
Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top 5 million mark