Toyota Considering CUV and Compact Sedan For Indian Market


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Small SUV and sedan on Toyota's radar.Senior managing officers from Toyota's headquarters in Japan have begun visiting India to understand the local tastes and product requirements

Toyota might be the leader on the global stage in car sales but when it comes to India Japan's Toyota finishes at a distant fifth position.
Though very late, now Toyota studies the Indian market for its new portfolio.
But realising the vulnerability of product gaps in its range Toyota Kirloskar Motors has started work on two new projects aimed at offering customer products that have never been a part of its portfolio before.

The Crossover will compete with Ford's Ecosport and will be positioned under the 10 lakh bracket. The product like Ecosport will be global and be exported to select markets.

The another product is the compact sedan market targeting a piece from the market leader Maruti's Dzire. Toyota is also working on a sub-four meter compact sedan, which may share its platform with the above mentioned CUV.

Product development takes 4-5 years, global inputs are coming in and depending on the market discussions are on with R&D, so it would be a long time to really see the products in the market, not earlier than 2018?

Small SUV & sedan on Toyota radar | Business Standard News
 
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Re: Toyota plans for India - CUV and Compact Sedan

I think they are hinting at Toyota Vios,which is sold in Malaysia.Its a car that is sure enough to match with Luxuries of City and reliability of Ciaz.
 
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Re: Toyota plans for India - CUV and Compact Sedan

I think they are hinting at Toyota Vios,which is sold in Malaysia.Its a car that is sure enough to match with Luxuries of City and reliability of Ciaz.
Toyota Vios is not a sub 4m car and no development needed as it is already sold in other global markets.
The plan drawn out are for a CUV and compact sedan currently non existent in Toyota's portfolio.
 
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Toyota's New SUV - 2016

The compact SUV segment is booming and Toyota is one of the last big brands still out of this fight. Toyota now has confirmed that soon will enter this promising segment and is set to release the news in March 2016.

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With the launch, the expectation of Toyota is to increase participation in the countries where compact SUVs are gaining more fans: emerging. Besides Europe (which will be crossover in place the Urban Cruiser), Brazil, Russia, India and China are strong candidates to receive the model.

In Europe, the SUV can get the 1.2 liter turbo engine, as well as other options diesel. Will be available in versions with front-wheel drive or a new traction 4 × 4 and associated with a manual gearbox five-speed automatic or CVT.

Positioned below the RAV4 and thinking to confront rivals such as Honda HR-V / Vezel, Nissan Juke and Ford EcoSport, the utility will have length about 4.40 meters, getting within range of Renault Duster , Suzuki's S Cross in size and Hyundai ix25, for example - the width should be 1.78 meters and height of 1.56 meters.


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