The Japanese auto giant, Toyota, has been one of the biggest names in the industry throughout the 20th century worldwide. They made their Indian entry in 1997 with a tie up with the Kirloskar group to form Toyota Kirloskar Motor. Since then, this coveted brand has made deep inroads in India and launched a slew of models. Here are a few Toyota upcoming cars we can expect to see.
The new launches include four interesting options that include multiple vehicle types. In the sedan space, the Toyota Vios is being expected in 2016. It enters the C segment that is already quite competitive. Based on the Corolla, it has a sportier look with generous use of chrome on the outside and richer features within. The engines that do service in the Etios and Liva will be employed here too – the 1.5 litre petrol mill and the 1.4 litre diesel unit.
In the compact SUV category, Toyota introduces the Toyota Rush. Again, this is another segment that is hotting up and seeing some action. Armed with a 1.4 litre diesel engine, it will go directly head to head with the existing stalwarts like Ford Ecosport, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano. an SUV that will also come to Indian shores. Also coming to the Indian shores is the Avanza, an MPV, sometime in 2016. With a 1.5 litre petrol engine to begin with, there is a strong possibility of Toyota planning a diesel variant too.
Finally, there is also a minivan, the Hiace, which will come later in the year. A people mover, this will be big enough to seat upto 10 inside. It is rumoured to be powered by a 2982 cc D4-D diesel engine and should be pitted against the likes of the Force Traveller and Tata Winger.
That does round up the list of Toyota upcoming cars we can expect to see in India in the next 24-36 months.
Besides the new launches, there are some facelifts of successful existing models that Toyota is lining up for the Indian market. First up is the Toyota Camry that will make itself seen this year. It is expected to get some tweaks on the exterior and many more features in the cabin. Also queuing up for a fresh look is the uber successful MPV and an Indian icon by now, the Innova. It is expected to shed some of its boxy look and go for a sleeker avatar. In the SUV segment, the very butch and the classic SUV looking Fortuner makes a comeback next year with a big design makeover.
With these new launches and the facelifts of existing models, Toyota’s upcoming cars have already generated interest and expectation in the Indian market.
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