Worldwide Sales of Toyota Hybrids Top 6 Million Units

The latest million-unit milestone was achieved in the fastest time yet for Toyota, taking just nine months.
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GURGAON, India - Jan. 17, 2014 - PRLog -- New Delhi, January 16th, 2014 - Toyota Motor Corporation announces that cumulative global sales of its hybrid vehicles topped the 6 million unit mark as of December 31, 2013, reaching 6.072 million units1. The latest million-unit milestone was achieved in the fastest time yet for Toyota, taking just nine months.

Based on its belief that environment-friendly vehicles can only truly have a positive impact if they are widely used, Toyota has endeavored to encourage the mass-market adoption of hybrid vehicles.

As of this month, Toyota sells 24 hybrid passenger car models and one plug-in hybrid model in approximately 80 countries and regions around the world. Furthermore, within the next two years, Toyota will launch a total of 15 new hybrid vehicles worldwide. Toyota will continue augmenting its product lineup even further and increasing the number of countries and regions where it sells hybrid vehicles.

Toyota calculates that as of December 31, 2013, Toyota hybrid vehicles2 have resulted in approximately 41 million fewer tons3 of CO2 emissions - believed to be a cause of global warming - than would have been emitted by gasoline-powered vehicles of similar size and driving performance. Toyota also estimates that its hybrid vehicles have saved approximately 15 million kiloliters of gasoline compared to the amount used by gasoline-powered vehicles of similar size.

In August 1997 in Japan, Toyota launched the “Coaster Hybrid EV” and launched the “Prius” - the world’s first mass-produced hybrid passenger vehicle - in December.  Since then, Toyota hybrid vehicles have received tremendous support from consumers around the world.

Toyota has positioned hybrid technologies that enable the use of different fuel combinations, including the component technologies necessary for development of various environment-friendly cars, as core environmental technologies for the twenty-first century. Toyota therefore plans to continue working to raise performance, reduce costs, and expand its product lineup - including that of non-hybrid environment-friendly vehicles - to create vehicles that are popular with consumers.

1Including plug-in hybrid vehicles; Toyota data

2Excluding the Coaster Hybrid EV and Quick Delivery 200

3Number of registered vehicles × distance traveled × fuel efficiency (actual fuel efficiency in each country) × CO2 conversion factor.

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Overview of TKM:

Company name          Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited

Equity participation         TMC: 89%, Kirloskar group: 11%

Number of employees  Approx. 6,400 +

Land area          Aprox. 432 acres (approx.1,700,000 m2)

Building area      74,000 m2

Total Installed Production capacity          Upto 3,10,000 units

Overview of TKM 1st Plant

Established         October 1997 (start of production: December 1999)

Location          Suburb of Bangalore, Karnataka State

Products          Innova, Fortuner manufactured in India.

Prado, Land Cruiser and Prius imported as CBUs.

Installed Production capacity      Upto 1,00,000 units

Overview of TKM 2nd Plant

Location          On the site of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited (on the outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka State)

Products          Corolla Altis, Etios, Etios Liva, Camry, Camry Hybrid

Start of production          December 2010

Installed Production capacity      Upto 2,10,000 units

For any further information please contact:

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd.

Ananya Bhattacharjee

Mobile : 0-7259017457


Ananya Bhattacharjee
Source:Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd.
Tags:Corolla, Verso, Prius
Location:Gurgaon - Haryana - India
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