Bangalore, 2 September, 2019: Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 10701 units in the domestic market this month of August 2019. The company exported 843 units of the Etios series this month thus clocking a total of 11544 units.  Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 14100 units in the domestic market in the same period last year. The company exported 481 units of the Etios series in August 2018.

    August 2019 August 2018  
Wholesales Data August 2019 2018 Month on month Growth
Domestic 10701 14100 -24%
Exports 843 481  
Total 11544 14581 -21%

Commenting on the sales performance, Mr. N. Raja, Deputy Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “The consumer sentiment continues to be muted in the month of August, with customers deferring their purchase of vehicles.Severe floods across states has also hurt the demand in the industry. Unfavorable exchange rate is not helping our cost.

We are happy that despite the current slowdown in the industry which has resulted in slump in domestic sales, Glanza sales have shown a positive momentum. We have been successful in reaching out to our target buyers ‘First Time Toyota Buyers’, we have seen higher footfalls from them.

The Union Finance Minister announcing measures recently to boost the auto sector with cheaper car loans, improving liquidity through credit expansion to public sector banks, deferring of one-time registration fees, higher depreciation for all vehicles and lifting ban on purchase of new vehicles in government departments is likely to spur some demand which is a much needed relief.  The latest FDI reforms which will boost local manufacturing, also comes as a positive move to propel growth in the industry in the long run.

We hope that the festive cheer ushers in positive sentiments with better retail sales in the upcoming months.”