By Marcus Leach
Toyota's joint Indian adventure, Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKM), have announced the start of exports to South Africa.
The company plans to begin export ofof its Etios and Etios Liva vehicles to South Africa by March 2012.
The export model of Etios will be built on the same platform as Etios and Etios Liva, manufactured and sold in India. However, there would be a few changes in technical specifications/features, pertaining to the different needs of each market. The export model will be customized to suit the local requirements. The company will export only the petrol variants of the Etios.
“With the start of exports, TKM has entered a new chapter of business in India," TKM’s export operations , Mr. Hiroshi Nakagawa, Managing Director, TKM, said.
"This milestone is a defining moment for all of us at TKM. Exporting the Etios to South Africa would also mean showcasing the advanced technology and superior quality features that have been developed by Toyota for Etios. We are convinced that the Etios will be successful in delivering Toyota’s promise of quality in South Africa too.”
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