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Toyota will use facilities of the now discontinued Yaris to make newer cars

The company is preparing to launch new products in 2022 which will be manufactured in its second plant that is now available for modification
Toyota manufactured the Yaris along with the Camry Hybrid in its second plant at Bidadi which has an annual capacity of 2.10 lakh units. The first plant manufactures the Innova and Fortuner and has capacity of 1 lakh units.

Anasuya Basu   |   Calcutta   |   Published 04.10.21, 12:11 AM

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) will use the facilities of the now discontinued Yaris to make newer cars. Last week, the company stopped the sales of Yaris.

Toyota manufactured the Yaris along with the Camry Hybrid in its second plant at Bidadi which has an annual capacity of 2.10 lakh units. The first plant manufactures the Innova and Fortuner and has capacity of 1 lakh units.

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The company is preparing to launch new products in 2022 which will be manufactured in its second plant that is now available for modification, said Naveen Soni, senior vice-president,TKM.

Asked about the performance of the Yaris in the Indian market, Soni said: “It was well received but the market shifted to the SUV segment from the sedan segment. The demand for executive or compact sedan lessened over the years.”

He said there was a possibility of a new SUV being manufactured from the Yaris facility after modifying the assembly line.



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