Looking to increase export market for Etios range: Toyota
"Last year, we started exports of Etios to South Africa and we have so far shipped 20,000 units. We are looking at exporting the model to other countries neighbouring South Africa. We have in fact started exporting to Zimbabwe and Mauritius," Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Hiroshi Nakagawa said.
Export is another focus point and the company would look to increase it further going forward, he added.
The company has launched the new version of Etios at a price range of Rs 5.45 lakh and Rs 7.08 lakh for the petrol variant and Rs 6.70 lakh and Rs 8.15 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the diesel variant.
The new hatchback Etios Liva will now cost between Rs 4.46 lakh and Rs 5.99 lakh for petrol option and Rs 5.72 lakh and Rs 6.38 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for diesel variant.
"There has been an increase in prices of these two vehicles by about 2.1 per cent to 2.5 per cent from the previous version," TKM Deputy Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer (Marketing and Commercial) Sandeep Singh said.
The Etios was launched in December, 2010 followed by Etios Liva in June 2011. Since then, the range has sold more than 1,45,000
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