Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited
Type Joint venture
Founded 6 October 1997
Headquarters Bangalore, Karnataka
Key people Mr. Ryoichi Sasaki, Chairman
Industry Automotive
Products Automobiles
Employees 4,975

Toyota Motor Corporation

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Subsidiaries Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts Private Limited

10th Generation Toyota Corolla

Toyota Innova face

Toyota Innova

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited is joint venture between Toyota Motor Corporation and the Kirloskar Group, for the manufacture and sales of Toyota cars in India.[1]. It currently is the 7th largest car maker in India after Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata, Mahindra, Chevrolet, and Ford.

The company Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited (TKMPL) according to its mission statement aims to play a major role in the development of the automotive industry and the creation of employment opportunities, not only through its dealer network, but also through ancillary industries with a business philosophy of "Putting Customer First".[1]

History Edit

07-08 Toyota Camry XLE

8th Generation Toyota Camry

2009 Toyota Land Cruiser-Prado 01

4th Generation Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Toyota Motor Corporation entered India in 1997 in a joint venture with the Kirloskar Group.[2]

Manufacturing FacilitiesEdit

Facelifted Toyota Fortuner At Kota Kinabalu

Toyota Fortuner

2008 Toyota Land Cruiser

10th Generation Toyota Land Cruiser

TKMPL's current plant at Bidadi, Karnataka is spread across 432 acres and has a capacity of 80,000 vehicles per annum[3].

TKMPL's second manufacturing plant on the outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka has a capacity of 70,000 vehicles per annum. Both plants have a combined capacity of 150,000 vehicles per annum.

On 16 March 2011, it announced that it was increasing production to 210,000 vehicles per annum[4] due to increase in demand for its models especially the Etios and Fortuner.

Models Edit

2009 Toyota Prius 01

4th Generation Toyota Prius

Manufactured LocallyEdit

  1. Toyota Corolla (Launched 2003)
  2. Toyota Innova (Launched 2004)
  3. Toyota Etios (Launched 2010)

Imported Edit

  1. Toyota Camry (Launched 2002)
  2. Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (Launched 2004)
  3. Toyota Fortuner* (Launched 2009)
  4. Toyota Land Cruiser (Launched 2009)
  5. Toyota Prius (Launched 2010)

* Toyota Fortuner is imported from Toyota Motor Thailand Company Limited as CKD

Discontinued Edit

Sales and Service NetworkEdit

As of April 2011, it has more than 150 dealerships in 96 cities across 22 states and 3 union territories of India[5].

Sales Performance Edit

TKMPL sold 74,759 vehicles in India in the year 2010 registering a growth rate of 38% compared to 2009 sales.[6]

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