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Toyota enters the Indian B-High segment with its world class sedan – Yaris



Toyota enters the Indian B-High segment with its world-class sedan - Yaris

ü  Marks the world’s leading carmaker’s entry to the B-High segment in India
ü  Yaris offers 12 first in segment features
ü  Yaris sold across 120 countries

Bangalore, 8th February, 2018:  Toyota Kirloskar Motor today added to the excitement of Auto Expo 2018 with the unveiling of Yaris – one of the most anticipated launch this year. With Yaris the leading auto manufacturer marks its entry into the highly competitive B-segment in India. Built on Toyota’s renowned philosophy of QDR (Quality, Durability & Reliability) this world class sedan is as advanced as it is luxurious. Under the Development concept of “the New Value Pioneer” Yaris offers distinctive design, spaciousness, quality and comfort comparable to higher class vehicles.

Toyota enters the Indian B-High segment with its world class sedan – Yaris

Yaris, named after the Greek goddess Charis who embodies Beauty and Elegance, dons a premium fascia. The model has gained international reputation for its five distinctive attributes - advanced and emotional design, expansive comfort, superior ride quality and quietness, dynamic efficiency and class-leading safety and technology. 

Sharing his thoughts on how Toyota is ushering in a new motoring experience in the nation, Mr. Takatomo Suzuki - Chief Engineer, Toyota Motor Corporation said, “We are delighted to mark Toyota’s entry in the B-high segment in India with the Yaris - “The New Value Pioneer”. We see Yaris as a model that will introduce new customers to brand Toyota in the country. We have developed our new sedan without compromise to embody the Indian car buyers’ overarching desires for a premium and high-performance vehicle. We are certain that the design concept of Yaris, which is inspired by actual customer needs rather than traditional ideas will exceed expectations. Our focus has been on creating a distinctive, superior car with intuitive functions that is set to lead the next generation of B-High segment and simultaneously drive an emotional connect with the Indian customer base.”

Also present at the unveiling Mr. Akito Tachibana, Managing Director - Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “At Toyota, we always strive to evaluate the evolving customer expectations & dynamics of the market. The Indian economy which is growing at a faster pace witnesses customer lifestyle transformation with higher disposable incomes. We see high market potential with growing population of Indian middle class families aspiring for more advanced features, safety, space, luxury, style and comfort.  We truly understand and value the expectations of the consumers to deliver ever better cars with our renowned best-in-class Technology, Safety and Innovation. 

Our successful & leading models in India – Innova Crysta & Fortuner, have been a great learning experience and we are here today to take this learning ahead with the most celebrated world class sedan, the launch of Yaris for the desirous Indian consumers at focus.  Toyota Yaris has already established itself as one of the most acclaimed model around the world giving a strong competition to other global models in the segment. With unique features customized for Indian market and a CVT option, we hope the vehicle will strongly appeal to Indian families especially the women drivers in India.”

Speaking on the new offering Mr. N Raja, Deputy Managing Director, Sales & Service, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “It gives us immense pleasure to present our world class sedan to our Indian customers with unique presence and advanced features to deliver a true Toyota experience. Most Dependable family cars, premium MPV, popular off roaders, world class sedans to electrified vehicles we have introduced products in the Indian market keeping in mind evolving customer needs.  Yaris is built on the Toyota philosophy of QDR offering 12 first in segment features like Power Driver Seat, 7 SRS Airbags, Roof Mounted Air Vents, TPMS, Front Parking Sensors, All Wheel Disc Brakes. Yaris commands attention and connects emotionally with globalized young aspirational buyers with its cutting edge exterior design and state of the art interior design.  It is our aim to give customers in India a car that exceeds expectations. We would like to thank our valued customers for their loyalty and we hope that they will continue to show the same appreciation to this new product.”
Testament to its unbeaten safety features, Toyota Yaris recently received 5-star safety ratings from the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP).

The bookings open for customers from April 2018.

Mr. N Raja, Deputy Managing Director, Sales & Service - Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Mr. Susumu Matsuda, Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation & CEO, Toyota Motor Asia Pacific, Mr. Akito Tachibana, Managing Director - Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Mr. Takatomo Suzuki, Chief Engineer, Toyota Motor Corporation and Mr. Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor

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Toyota Kirloskar Motor marks a theme-based celebration of Kannada Rajyotsava in recognition of Rivers of Karnataka State, along with Safety, Health & Eco Drives


-          Commemorating the State’s rich culture and art
-          As a part of the celebration, Toyota also organized safety awareness campaign for its employees
-          Toyota marks the celebration engaging in eco initiative - Tree Plantation in the plant premises

Bangalore, 29th November 2017:  Toyota Kirloskar Motor [TKM], one of the leading automakers in the country, reiterated its support and gratitude to the state of Karnataka by hosting its 16th Kannada Rajyotsava celebrations at its plant in Bidadi, Karnataka. This event held recently was a culmination to its month long celebrations, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the state. As topics such as water conservation and the protection of rivers have been increasingly gaining significance, Toyota as a responsible corporate citizen has chosen a theme aligned in this view, honoring the rivers of Karnataka.

The event was graced by Dr. Siddalingaiah renowned Kannada Poet and Playwright, Dr. Sridhar – Actor, Dance Scholar & Choreographer and Dr. Upendra – Filmmaker & Actor known for his work in Kannada cinema in the presence of Mr. Shekar Viswanathan, Vice Chairman & Whole-time Director, Mr. Kan Asaine, Senior Vice President & Director – Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Mr. N Raja - Senior Vice President & Director – Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Mr. Raju B. Ketkale - Senior Vice President – Toyota Kirloskar Motor.

Toyota’s association with Karnataka State dates back to two decades, since the company’s inception in 1997. Toyota has shared a unique relationship with the state, working together to achieve a robust and balanced progress creating a synergetic association.

The celebrations featured a string of cultural events by the Toyota employees showcasing the state’s traditional art forms and varied performances such as Hulivesha (Tiger Masque), Dollu Kunitha (popular drum dance), Keelu Kudure (Imitation of the movements of a horse) by indigenous local artists. Ethnic delicacies from across Karnataka were also stalled during the program. TKM also held a book fair with classic Kannada literature.

Toyota being a safety leader has been engaging in various safety awareness over the years, in pursuance of its safety mission of ‘Safest Car with Safest Driver’ with nation-wide safety initiatives such as Toyota Safety Education Program for school children, Toyota Driving Schools teaching better driving skills, Driver Training Program at airports and many more safety drives. On the occasion, TKM set-up Safety Booth aiming to enhance the safety awareness amongst its employees, a drive to instill good road behavior. This celebration also marked the blood donation camps organized by TKM for its employees, in support to its health drives for the community benefit.

Tree plantation being another highlight of the day’s event, where the employees of Toyota engaged in afforestation activity by planting trees in the plant premises, a tribute to mother-nature.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Kan Asaine, Senior Vice President & Director - Toyota Kirloskar Motor, “Karnataka is one of the fastest developing states in India, driving the country’s growth to greater heights. Toyota Kirloskar Motor has had a vibrant association with the state ever since we set up our plant here in Bidadi, and have given our best to develop the community around the plant and improve the living standards.

This annual event is a great example of people not just from Karnataka, but various other backgrounds coming together to embrace the rich culture and heritage of the state. Through this event, we aim to create a sense of ownership and feeling of belongingness among our employees and also give them an opportunity to showcase their talents, as well as work together with each other as a team.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor has always given priority to environmental conservation, and through this event we also bring attention towards the role and importance of rivers in the state which form our lifelines, and would like to appeal to everyone to pledge their support to protect our great rivers, that are depleting fast”, he added.
Overview of TKM:
Company name
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited
Equity participation
TMC: 89%, Kirloskar Group: 11%
Number of employees
Approx 7000+
Land area
Aprox. 432 acres (approx.1,700,000 m2)
Building area
74,000 m2
Total Installed Production capacity
Upto 3,10,000 units

Overview of TKM 1st Plant:
Established
October 1997 (start of production: December 1999)
Location
Suburb of Bangalore, Karnataka State
Products
Innova, Fortuner manufactured in India.
Prado, Land Cruiser and Prius imported as CBUs.
Installed Production capacity
Upto 1,00,000 units

Overview of TKM 2nd Plant:
Location
On the site of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited (on the outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka State)
Products
Corolla Altis, Etios, Etios Liva,Etios Cross, Camry & Camry Hybrid
Start of production
December 2010
Installed Production capacity
Upto 2,10,000 units
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Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) honored for its excellence in Water Management


[National Level Award conferred by CII - Confederation of Indian Industry]


-          Toyota believes in a sustainable growth, “Ever Better Cars with Ever Better Technology for an Ever Better Environment”

-          Enhanced Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) project at TKM will soon lead to surplus water generation which could be diverted to the other industries manufacturing use located in & around the Toyota plant
-          At TKM, the water usage for manufacturing per vehicle for the year 2016-17 on an average is 2.94 m3/vehicle (both Plant 1 & Plant 2) as compared to 2012-2013 which was at 3.74 m3/vehicle [which shows 21% water usage reduction over the years], where TKM has set a record with least water usage for manufacturing cars, amongst the Toyota Affiliates in the Asia-Pacific region
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) honored for its excellence in Water Management

Bangalore, 20th September, 2017
: Toyota Kirloskar Motor was recently recognized for excellence in water management by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) at the third Water Summit held at New Delhi. Toyota received the national-level award in within the fence” category for implementing innovative and sustainable techniques to reduce water consumption in all the manufacturing operations, products & supply chain activities inside the plant located in Bidadi near Bangalore.

As a good corporate citizen, Toyota is committed towards protecting the environment and ensuring that its automobile manufacturing operations are safe for all including its employees, the community and the environment. This is achieved by identifying risks and challenges at every step of operations and continuously improving practices to reduce footprint, increase operational efficiency with lowest energy usage guided by policies, long term action plans and periodic reviews to achieve environmental sustainability.

The company’s commitment is supported by some of its best practices with the premises:

Waste Water Treatment Plant: TKM has installed water recycling system which consists of common effluent treatment facility. Treatment of waste water for production process is done by recycling using a membrane bio-reactor and a reverse osmosis unit, and about 65% wastewater is recycled back to process. An advanced in-house laboratory has been set-up with qualified analysts for regular monitoring of quality and ensure optimum performance of the treatment plant. This ensures that there is Zero discharge outside plant, thus zero contamination of water bodies and the usage for freshwater only for domestic purpose [Zero freshwater footprint at manufacturing by subjecting the effluent in Wastewater Treatment Plant].

Rain Water Harvesting (RWH): In order to reduce the consumption of fresh water for production houses a rainwater harvesting pond with a capacity of 25,000 cubic meters that meets their water requirements for 9-10 months. The total surface run-off and roof top water is collected in harvesting tanks and further processed for reuse in the production. Another pond with 25000 KL capacity is being constructed within the plant premises. Additionally, TKM is undertaking up-gradation of existing Rainwater Harvesting Pond storage capacity from 25,000 cubic meters to 35,000 cubic meters to use rainwater as our primary source at our second manufacturing plant. In fact, this RWH project at TKM will soon lead to surplus water generation which could be diverted to the other industries manufacturing use located in & around the Toyota plant.

Bio-sludge is an outcome of sewage treatment process. The sludge is reprocessed using vermicomposting techniques thereby aiming at zero hazardous waste to landfill. The segregation of wastes and it’s disposal is achieved through authorized vendors situated within Karnataka. Solar sludge drying facility enables to reduce the moisture in sludge by 60%, thereby minimizing the volume of sludge and overall reduction in the landfilling cost. Vermicomposting for utilization of bio-degradable waste (Non-hazardous) in an eco-friendly manner and usage of vermin-manure for our gardening purpose are in practice. Also, these vermi-manure caters to the sapling plantation undertaken by Bidadi Industrial Association.

The carmaker have also executed various practices to reduce domestic water foot print which is already at a very minimal usage level. (Domestic water footprint is about 40.5 LPCD in the last 4 years).

Expressing his delight in receiving the prestigious award, Mr. Raju B. Ketkale, Senior Vice President - Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “As a responsible corporate, we at Toyota Kirloskar Motor, have been constantly working towards the development of people, communities, and the green earth at large.  In automobile manufacturing, water is used in painting and other processes. Therefore, even a small reduction of its impact on the water environment is vital. Various water usage reduction initiatives that we have undertaken inside the plant such as enhancing water recycling systems, increased use of rain water and continuously improving processes to optimize water usage has resulted in minimum industrial water footprint, and today we are proud to say that we use zero fresh water in production. Such zero usage of freshwater for manufacturing at Toyota, caters to the social needs of the community covering more than 15,000 beneficiaries towards fulfilling their domestic water needs
Further, we at Toyota, are committed in our endeavors to reduce water consumption through simple and effective measures. Going forward aim to achieve more advanced improvements with newer water reduction techniques, recycling & rain water harvesting continuously to achieve water surplus. Fresh water will be used only for drinking purpose.

I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to CII for acknowledging our efforts in conserving water and motivating us further to contribute in this front. Taking this opportunity, our request to everyone to start inculcating culture of using each droplet of water judiciously and serve as an example to each other, he added.”
The national level award constituted by CII Triveni Institute, distinguished as the highest level of professional body managing water was conferred to Toyota after shortlisting from over 70 organizations across automobile & auxiliaries, paper, cement, chemical, power plant, steel, food and beverages industries. In its 11th edition, CII – National Awards for Excellence in Water Management’s objective is to reward outstanding innovation, promising water conservation and management practices undertaken by Indian industries from varied sectors. This Water Summit is a platform for industries to come together to learn and share best practices to conserve water.

Overview of TKM
Company name
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited
Equity participation
TMC: 89%, Kirloskar Group: 11%
Number of employees
Approx. 7, 000 +
Land area
Approx. 432 acres (approx.1,700,000 m2)
Building area
74,000 m2
Total Installed Production capacity
Upto 3,10,000 units

Overview of TKM’s 1st Plant:
Established
October 1997 (start of production: December 1999)
Location
Bidadi
Products
Innova, Fortuner manufactured in India.
Prado, Land Cruiser and Prius imported as CBUs.
Installed Production capacity
Upto 1,00,000 units

Overview of TKM’s 2nd Plant:

Start of Production
December 2010
Location
On the site of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited, Bidadi
Products
Corolla Altis, Etios, EtiosLiva, Etios Cross, Camry & Camry Hybrid
Installed Production capacity
Upto 2,10,000 units

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Toyota Kirloskar Motor kicks off “Safety Experiential Drive Camp” in Bangalore

Toyota Kirloskar Motor kicks off “Safety Experiential Drive Camp” in Bangalore


Bangalore, August 28th 2017: Reiterating its position as a global automotive safety leader, Toyota Kirloskar Motor organized the “Toyota Etios Safety Experiential Drive” in Bangalore to showcase the unbeatable safety features and unmatched performance of the Etios series. The camp will be open for customers over a period of 9 days for existing and prospective customers to test the safety competencies of the Etios series by steering across a curated track, under the supervision of expert drivers. The 9 day long Safety Camp will comprise of a plethora of engagement activities for the customers and their families to create awareness on safety features, safety mindset, pedestrian safety, road safety, driver safety, vehicle safety.

The event, conducted in a special setup, has been designed to offer an exciting drive experience to participants that allows them to drive on an all-terrain track with speed bump, sand patch, wet patch, rumbler.  According to the data, the total number of road deaths was nearly 1.51 lakh in 2016 as compared to 1.46 lakh in 2015. About 68% of the total number of people killed were in the age group of 18-45 years, which is the most productive age.According to the data, the total number of road deaths was nearly 1.51 lakh in 2016 as compared to 1.46 lakh in 2015. About 68% of the total number of people killed were in the age group of 18-45 years, which is the most productive age. According to the data, the total number of road deaths was nearly 1.51 lakh in 2016 as compared to 1.46 lakh in 2015. About 68% of the total number of people killed were in the age group of 18-45 years, which is the most productive age.The drive brought to the fore an array of safety features such as SRS Dual Airbags (through Virtual Reality), Headrest for all 5 seats, Skid Control, Child Seat, 3 point seat belt for all 5 seats.

With distinctive features like a larger cabin and luggage space, high fuel economy and low ownership cost, the Etios series reflects Toyota’s unique promise of delivering Quality, Durability & Reliability (QDR).   Etios was the first in the industry to have standardized dual airbags across all grades, which in itself speaks about the importance Toyota lays on the safety of Indian customers.  Etios series sets a safety benchmark in the industry with unbeatable safety features assuring safety of both driver and passenger.

  • Anti lock braking system - prevents the wheels from locking up and hence avoids skidding
  • Electronic Brake force Distribution - It ensures [automatically] that brake force is distributed to each wheel depending on load distribution [during acceleration, cornering, climbing hill etc.]
  • Dual SRS Airbags (D+P) - Designed to supplement the seatbelt system and improve occupant protection
  • Child Seat [Isofix] - ISOFIX is a child car seat attachment system which uses metal bar connectors built into the car frame to connect to the child car seat
  • Emergency Locking Retractor & Warning - ELR is a seat belt retractor that locks only in response to the rapid deceleration of a vehicle or if rapid force is applied to the seat belt
  • Middle rear 3-point seatbelt - In case of frontal impact, it provides support to the upper body and hence reduces injuries
  • Middle Rear Head Rest- Provides support to the passengers head [restricting movement, avoids Whiplash] in case of frontal impact
  • Front Pre-tensioner Force Limiter Seat Belts - Mitigates impact applied to the chest & contributes to excellent occupant restraint Performance 
  • Collapsible Steering – Activates on frontal impact and avoids injury to the driver
  • THUMS - It is an accurate simulation of the human body, including organs, tendons and bones. It is an integral part of  designing Toyota safety features to protect the vulnerable body parts in an accident
  • Impact Absorbing Body - The body absorbs the impact and protects the passengers [front and rear] during collision
  • Central Locking System on Dashboard – Earlier placed on the driver side door central locking system, in the Etios series, has been thoughtfully shifted to  the dashboard. This is to mitigate the chance of the central locking system getting damaged in case of a side door collision.
  •  Side Impact Beam – Protects passengers in a side impact collision.

Testimony to its position as one of the segment leaders in terms of passenger safety, the Etios was presented with the coveted 4 Stars in Global NCAP Crash Test adult occupant safety for the year 2016.
According to reports, the total number of road deaths was nearly 1.51 lakhs in 2016 as compared to 1.46 lakhs in 2015. About 68% of the total number killed were in the age group of 18-45 years, which is the most productive age. Apart from making safest cars Toyota Has been consistently associated with nationwide safety campaigns since 2005 to bring in the right safety sense in the nation. With the ‘Safety Experiential Drive’ Toyota further aims to sensitize Toyota car owners on the importance of safety features and make the Toyota customers safety ambassadors of the city.
Sharing his thoughts on the drive, Mr. Akitoshi Takemura, Senior Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd said, “As Safety leaders in the industry it is our primary mission to ensure safest cars with safest drivers in the country and significantly reduce the traffic accidents with our safety initiatives.  Concern over safety has slowly emerged as one of the crucial driving factor determining the purchase decision for the traditional value conscious Indian customers today. Customers initially would prioritize music system over airbags. The consistent efforts by dealers and our extensive safety related customer campaigns about safety measures has proven to be helpful.

We believe to eliminate traffic casualties developing safe cars is of course important, but it is also essential to educate the drivers to create a safe traffic environment.
The Safety Experiential drive gives us an opportunity to connect with our customers along with their families and spread necessary awareness about important aspects of road safety. Customers  along with their family will be educated not only about the key safety features but also the right safety mindset and behavior to help make the roads of Namma Bengaluru more safer,” he added.
Overview of TKM

Company name
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited
Equity participation
TMC: 89%, Kirloskar Group: 11%
Number of employees
Approx. 7, 000 +
Land area
Approx. 432 acres (approx.1,700,000 m2)
Building area
74,000 m2
Total Installed Production capacity
Upto 3,10,000 units

Overview of TKM 1st Plant:

Established
October 1997 (start of production: December 1999)
Location
Bidadi
Products
Innova, Fortuner manufactured in India.
Prado, Land Cruiser and Prius imported as CBUs.
Installed Production capacity
Upto 1,00,000 units

Overview of TKM 2nd Plant:

Start of Production
December 2010
Location
On the site of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited, Bidadi
Products
Corolla Altis, Etios, EtiosLiva, Etios Cross, Camry & Camry Hybrid
Installed Production capacity
Upto 2,10,000 units
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Toyota Kirloskar Motor achieves best-ever July Sales



TKM sold 19,473, units in the month of July 2017
GST wave helps boost customer demand
Innova and Fortuner sets new record in July, with highest ever sales since launch.

Hyderabad, July 31st 2017 – Toyota Kirloskar Motor today recorded its best ever July sales in July 2017, it sold a total of 17750 units in the domestic market thereby registering over 43% growth as compared to its domestic sales in the corresponding period last year. This is the company’s third highest ever domestic sales achievement in a month. The company also exported 1723 units of the Etios series this month.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor had sold 12404 units in the domestic market and exported 1,344 units of the Etios series in July 2016.

The company in line with its ‘Customer First’ philosophy passed on the benefits of GST to customers on an immediate effect post GST roll out from the beginning of July.  GST has been fruitful for the industry by boosting customer demand across segments owing to the price reduction.

The segment leaders Innova and Fortuner have seen a stupendous growth in the month of July 2017 with the highest ever units sold since its launch.  This is testament of its strong position in the market all throughout its journey on the Indian roads. Both Innova Crysta and All New Fortuner have been receiving great response post its launch in May 2016 and November 2016 respectively.

Commenting on the monthly sales, Mr. N. Raja, Director & Sr. Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “ We are thankful to the Government for the biggest indirect tax reform of the nation, which has helped us maintain the double digit growth this month.  Last month, putting the dealers need ahead we had consciously taken the decision to lower the volumes of vehicles sold to the dealers. We wanted to ensure that there is minimum burden on our dealer partners of any differential tax post GST. However, we are delighted that with dedicated efforts from all our stakeholders we have been able to achieve the milestone of best ever July sales.

The Innova Crysta has seen impressive growth this month, with over 9300 units sold. We are delighted that this month our MPV leader has achieved the milestone of highest ever sales globally. All New Fortuner  has also been a major contributor to the overall growth with over 3400 vehicles sold, which is the highest ever in India since the launch of Fortuner. We would like to thank our loyal customers who have time and again reinforced their trust on Toyota products backed by Quality, Durability and Reliability. We hope that we will continue to win our customers hearts with our safest, value for money products and world class after sales services at our dealerships.

Apart from the SUV segment, we are happy that Corolla, Platinum Etios & Etios Liva have also witnessed a positive growth momentum in the month of July and contributed towards the overall growth.

However, the customer demand for our strong hybrid product Camry Hybrid has seen a significant fall owing to the price hike as per applicable tax under GST framework. We hope the Government would reinstate the preferential (lower) tax rate in favor of clean and green technologies such as strong hybrids similar to pre GST era. This will greatly help improve the economic viability and hence aid the consumer in choosing this advanced technology over petrol/diesel vehicles.” Added Mr Raja

Toyota Kirloskar Motor achieves best-ever July Sales

Toyota Kirloskar Motor achieves best-ever July Sales

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