Toyota Innova sales zoom ahead

MUMBAI: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) posted strong sales in March 2005 helped by the launch of the Toyota Innova.



In line with its target to sell 45,000 units of Innova in 2005, TKM sold 4,011 Innova in March 2005. Toyota Innova continues to show high interest among MPV and Sedan buyers and has notched up over 12,000 bookings within a month of its launch, claims a company release.

Toyota Corolla, continues to be India's No 1 bestseller in the executive segment with sales of 1,332 units, a 47 per cent increase over last year. This is the highest ever sale of Corolla since its launch in India. Corolla's cumulative sales figures for April 2004-March 2005 stands at 9,942 units, the release adds.



The sales figures of the luxury sedan Camry stood at 136 units while the demand for Landcruiser Prado has been increasing with the vehicle showing total sales of 39 units in March 2005. Pending orders continue to be high for the Prado, a mark of its acceptance in the premium SUV segment.

Thanks to the strong sales performance posted by its vehicles Innova and Corolla, Camry and Prado in the last year, cumulative sales of Toyota vehicles in 2004-2005 stand at 43,077 units, as compared to 42,547 units in 2003-2004. Corolla sold 9,942 units and Camry sold 872 units from April 2004 - March 2005.



March 2005 witnessed a 25 per cent increase in sales registering sales of 5,518 units as compared to 4,410 units in March 2004. This is the highest sale recorded by TKM across all products.

TKM deputy MD KK Swamy said, "We are encouraged that despite Qualis not being available in the market for two months, we have managed to outperform last year's sales."

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