Japanese automaker, Toyota has reported its first ever loss in India in 5 years. The primary cause behind the loss is the COVID-19 associated restrictions in addition to lack of merchandise within the extremely aggressive market. Nevertheless, issues are more likely to change as Toyota plans to launch 4 new automobiles within the nation within the subsequent 1 yr.
Toyota is already promoting the Glanza hatchback and the City Cruiser primarily based on the Baleno and the Vitara Brezza in our market. The subsequent re-badged mannequin would be the Toyota Rumion MPV, which is predicated on the Ertiga MPV. In reality, the Toyota Rumion title has already been trademarked in India. The MPV has just lately been launched in South Africa.
The brand new Toyota Rumion MPV has obtained some modifications to distinguish itself from the Maruti Ertiga. It will get a distinct grille with a Toyota badge. Contained in the cabin, the brand new Rumion will get black interiors with picket trim. Powering the MPV is a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine that produces 105bhp of energy and 138Nm of torque. Transmission decisions will embrace a 5-speed handbook and a 4-speed torque convertor computerized.
The Toyota Belta mid-sized sedan primarily based on the Ciaz will be a part of the Rumion MPV in our market. MSIL has already began producing the brand new sedan, which can initially to be exported in choose worldwide markets. The Toyota Belta mid-sized sedan will probably be positioned in opposition to the likes of the Honda Metropolis, Hyundai Verna, Skoda Speedy and the Volkswagen Vento. It’s going to change the Yaris sedan, which was discontinued earlier this yr. The Toyota Belta will probably be powered by the identical 1.5-litre 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine that produces 104bhp of most energy and 138Nm of torque. Transmission decisions will embrace a 5-speed handbook and a 4-speed torque convertor computerized.
The corporate is presently testing the CNG model of the favored Innova Crysta MPV. It’s anticipated to be launched in the long run of 2021 or early subsequent yr. The brand new mannequin is predicted to be primarily based on the entry-level G trim and is more likely to price round Rs 80K to 1 lakh premium over the petrol variant.
The CNG model is more likely to obtain a 2.7L, 4-cylinder petrol engine paired to a CNG package. The gasoline engine churns out 166PS of energy and 245Nm of torque. The CNG package will supply barely decrease energy and torque than the gasoline mannequin. It’s more likely to be provided in handbook gearbox model solely.
Toyota and Suzuki JV is engaged on a brand new mid-sized SUV for the Indian market. The brand new mid-sized SUV will probably be positioned in opposition to the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and the MG Astor. To be produced at Toyota’s Bidadi plant, the brand new mannequin is predicted to be launched within the second half of 2022.
The brand new mid-sized SUV is most definitely to be primarily based on Toyota’s DNGA (Daihatsu New Technology Structure) platform that underpins the Toyota Raize/Daihatsu Rocky. It’s claimed to assist electrical powertrain, autonomous driving expertise and superior connectivity options. The SUV might get a 1.5L NA petrol engine producing 104bhp and 138Nm of torque. The corporate might additionally match Suzuki’s 1.4L Boosterjet engine that powers the global-spec Swift Sport.