South African Market Prepares for Toyota Etios
We here at Elk Grove Toyota are pretty big fans of models like the 2012 Toyota Camry, 2011 Toyota Prius, and 2012 Toyota Tacoma, as a drivers in the greater Elk Grove area. But, are you familiar with the the Toyota Eitios or Etios Liva?
If you haven't heard of either of these models, it's because they're not produced or sold here in the United States. Rather, they've two of the hottest-selling models in India, offered by Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM). The two models have been produced at the company's Bidadi plant outside Bangalore since 1999, and now the Japanese automaker's Indian subsidiary is preparing to export the Etios lineup to the South African market.
In a recent statement, Toyota said, "The export model of Etios will be built on the same platform as Etios and Etios Liva, manufactured and sold in India."1 This, of course, means that Toyota will have to invest in upgrading the plant's current production capacity from 160,000 units per year to 310,000. One slight change that Toyota did concede to involves making a few adjustments in order to adhere to local regulations in the region.
"We are convinced that the Etios will be successful in delivering Toyota's promise of quality in South Africa," TKM's Managing Director Hiroshi Nakagawa said.2
These days, it really does seem like Toyota is becoming a global automaker, with production efforts in the likes of India and South Africa. Of course, we still think that the best new Toyota models are found right here at 9640 West Stockton Blvd. Elk Grove, CA 95787. You can learn more about specific models, such as the Toyota Venza, Toyota Corolla, and Toyota Matrix, simply by browsing our online inventory and showroom pages online.
While these pages have been designed you give you an insider's edge when it comes to the new and used Toyota models that we keep in stock within the greater Sacramento area, we know that there is simply no substitute for taking that vehicle you've been eyeing for a test drive. Test drives can be arranged on any of the new or used cars that we carry, simply by contacting us online or by phone at (877) 312-4647.