In July 2023, Toyota India witnessed a remarkable growth in sales, with a 5.41 percent year-on-year increase and a 5.87 percent month-on-month increase, achieving its best-ever monthly sales figures.
As Toyota Kirloskar Motors prepares for the launch of the new Rumion, a re-badged version of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga scheduled for September 2023, the company is experiencing exceptional demand for its existing products. Models such as the Innova Hycross, Innova Crysta, Hyryder, and Fortuner have been particularly well-received in the market.
The strong sales performance is a testament to Toyota’s popularity and the growing demand for its diverse range of vehicles in the Indian market. With the upcoming launch of the Rumion, the company aims to further strengthen its position and cater to the evolving preferences of Indian consumers.
Toyota Sales July 2023
In July 2023, Toyota reported impressive sales figures, reaching a total of 21,911 units, which included both domestic and export sales. Domestic sales alone reached 20,759 units, marking a notable 5.41 percent year-on-year increase from July 2022 when they sold 19,693 units. This indicated a substantial growth of 1,066 units in volume. On a month-on-month basis, July 2023 sales improved by 5.87 percent from June 2023, with a volume growth of 1,151 units, surpassing the figures achieved in May 2023, which stood at 20,410 units.
The cumulative sales for the first seven months of 2023 were reported at 124,282 units, reflecting an impressive 31 percent growth compared to the same period in 2022 when they sold 94,710 units. Furthermore, FY 2023 sales were remarkable, with 77,439 units sold, marking a 26 percent increase from the same period in FY 2022 when they sold 61,506 units.
Several models contributed significantly to Toyota’s successful sales performance, including Hyryder, Hycross, Fortuner, Legender, Crysta, and Camry, among others, from their diverse product portfolio in India.
In July 2023, Toyota also supplied its first fleet of Hilux to the Indian Army. The company also rolled out a monsoon campaign in the past month, offering benefits and maintenance packages for better safety and seamless driving through the monsoon season.
Toyota Rumion Launch in India
Toyota Kirloskar Motors is gearing up to launch the Rumion, a rebadged Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, in India in September 2023. The Rumion will receive minor exterior and interior updates to set itself apart from the Ertiga. It will be positioned under the Innova Crysta in Toyota’s MPV lineup.
The Rumion will be powered by the same engine lineup as the Ertiga, including a 1.5-liter petrol engine with a mild hybrid setup. This engine produces 102 hp and 136.8 Nm of torque. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. A CNG option may be available later.
The Rumion is expected to be priced at a premium over the Ertiga, which is currently priced from Rs. 8.64 lakh to Rs. 13.08 lakh (ex-showroom).
Here are some of the changes that have been made to the Rumion to set it apart from the Ertiga:
- The front grille has been redesigned and now features a larger Toyota logo.
- The headlights have been slightly updated and now feature LED daytime running lights.
- The taillights have also been updated and now feature a more modern design.
- The interior has been slightly updated with new seat upholstery and a revised dashboard.
The Rumion is expected to be a popular choice for families looking for an affordable and reliable MPV. It will compete with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Mahindra Marazzo, and Honda BR-V.