Toyota targets 150 dealerships by 2010

Toyota targets 150 dealerships by 2010
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Aug 31 2009. 05 05 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Aug 31 2009. 05 05 PM IST
New Delhi: World’s largest car maker Toyota on Monday said it is looking to expand its dealership network in the country with plans to have a total of 150 outlets by 2010.
The Japanese auto maker, which is present in India through a joint venture with the Kirloskar Group, today inaugurated the 90th outlet of ‘Espirit Toyota´ in the capital.
“We started with 27 outlets in India in 2000 and we plan to expand our network to 150 dealerships by 2010,” Toyota Kirloskar Motor deputy managing director (marketing) Sandeep Singh said in a statement.
The new showroom are based on the company’s DIVA concept, which showcases advanced features and systems of the company brand.
TKM had last week said it is looking to increase its Indian business by three times during next 3-4 years. The company is also targeting to cross 52,000 units in sales this year,up from about 51,000 units in 2008.
It had also announced plans to roll out a small car in the country by 2011.
The company currently produces the Corolla Altis, Innova and Fortuner at its Bangalore facility, while it imports the Camry, Prado and Land Cruiser models as completely built units.
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First Published: Mon, Aug 31 2009. 05 05 PM IST