Toyota Kirloskar Motor has released the monthly sales number for January 2022, during which, the company’s total sales stood at 7,328 units. Compared to the 11,126 vehicles sold during the same month in 2021, the carmaker saw a year-on-year decline of over 34 per cent last month. At the same time, against the 10,832 vehicles sold in December 2021, Toyota registered a month-on-month drop of more than 32 per cent. One main reason for this decline in sales is the ongoing shortage of semiconductor chips which has affected vehicle production in India.
Commenting on the month’s performance, Atul Sood, Associate Vice President, Sales and Strategic Marketing, TKM, said, “We started the new year with the launch of the new Camry Hybrid. Being the only locally manufactured strong, self-charging hybrid electric vehicle in India, the Camry Hybrid has created a niche for itself and has received very encouraging customer orders this past month. The Toyota Vellfire too, that defines sustainable luxury & indulgence for Indian customers, continues to garner healthy orders.” He further added, “Both the Innova and the Fortuner continue to peak interest, as both the models have robust customer orders and this has increased our order pipeline significantly.”
In addition to launching the 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid, last month, the Japanese carmaker also reached a new sales milestone with the Toyota Glanza and Urban Cruiser. Both vehicles cumulatively crossed the 1 lakh units sales milestone in India. Since their respective launches, the carmaker has sold more than 65,000 units of the Glanza and over 35,000 units of the Urban Cruiser. In fact, 66 per cent of first-time Toyota buyers have bought either the Glanza or the Urban cruiser, especially in the Tier II and Tier III markets.
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