Toyota India sold a whooping 9300 units of the Innova Crysta MPV in July 2017 in the country. This surge in Innova's volumes also ensured best ever July sales for the company in the Indian market with total 17,750 units retailed in the domestic market. This is the company’s third highest ever domestic sales achievement in a month. The company also exported 1,723 units of the Etios series this month. In addition, the Japanese automaker also sold a staggering 3400 units of the Fortuner SUV in July 2017, which is the highest ever in India since the launch of Fortuner.
Commenting on the monthly sales, Mr. N. Raja, Director & Sr. Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “ We are thankful to the Government for the biggest indirect tax reform of the nation, which has helped us maintain the double digit growth this month. Last month, putting the dealers need ahead we had consciously taken the decision to lower the volumes of vehicles sold to the dealers. We wanted to ensure that there is minimum burden on our dealer partners of any differential tax post GST. However, we are delighted that with dedicated efforts from all our stakeholders we have been able to achieve the milestone of best ever July sales."
"Apart from the SUV segment, we are happy that Corolla, Platinum Etios & Etios Liva have also witnessed a positive growth momentum in the month of July and contributed towards the overall growth. However, the customer demand for our strong hybrid product Camry Hybrid has seen a significant fall owing to the price hike as per applicable tax under GST framework. We hope the Government would reinstate the preferential (lower) tax rate in favor of clean and green technologies such as strong hybrids similar to pre GST era. This will greatly help improve the economic viability and hence aid the consumer in choosing this advanced technology over petrol/diesel vehicles,” said the company in an official statement.