Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Toyota Etios series of cars exported to South Africa

Toyota's Etios series cars such as Toyota Etios sedan and Toyota Etios Liva hatchback which are specifically developed for India and other price sensitive emerging markets will soon be offered to South African buyers. Toyota Kirloskar Motors has recently started a shipment of Toyota Etios series cars to the South Africa. The company has plans to launch these Toyota cars in South Africa on 21st May, 2012. The Etios series cars will be sold from 198 outlets in South Africa.

Toyota EtiosThe company is exporting the petrol variants of Toyota Etios sedan and Liva hatchback to the SA from its Bangalore facility, where the production capacity has been grown up from 80,000 units to 1,20,000 units per annum. Toyota Etios price for sedan and hatchback version is different from Indian version. The recently, unveiled Toyota Etios pictures are indicating the there are not difference in body design but features have fully different.

Toyota Etios Central ControlToyota Etios features for SA launching sedan and hatchback models have been made different to the Indian version. SA model will not get the flat bottom steering wheel, they have a different suspension configuration for high speed driving, different tyres, black grill for basic model while the higher level gets a chrome end so forth. In the South African market Toyota Etios will give competition to Ford Figo and Volkswagen Vivo Back.

Toyota Etios Rear SeatsToyota seeks to sell 180,000 Toyota cars in India this year including 80,000 units of Etios. The company targets to sell 27-28 per cent petrol cars in semi urban and rural areas and rest will be diesel. It will launch an special edition for Etios sedan and Liva hatchback to boost sales.

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