Chennai, Nov 1: Japanese car maker Toyota Kirloskar Motor and two-wheeler maker India Yamaha Motor closed October with increased sales compared to the corresponding period 2010.
Driven by its new models Etios and Etios Liva, sales of Toyota Kirloskar grew by 63 percent last month, selling 10,762 units – up from 6,602 units sold in October 2010.
The model-wise sales were: Etios 3,405, Etios Liva 2,454, Innova 3,411, Corolla Altis 700 and Fortuner 763.
‘The production in October has been low due to the festive holidays. However, we have registered a growth in sale last month. The Etios continues to drive the sales growth,’ said Sandeep Singh, deputy managing director, marketing, at Toyota Kirloskar.
From January-October 2011, the company sold 106,246 units – up from 63,158 units sold during the previous year’s corresponding period.
Japanese two-wheeler maker India Yamaha Motor closed last month with a sales growth of around 27 percent over the October 2010 sales.
Last month, the company sold 47,240 units (domestic 38,229 units and exports 9,011 units) up from 37,251 units (domestic 31,791 units and exports 5,460 units) sold in October 2010.
‘We have established a firm foothold within the 150 cc segment in the Indian market. The festive season has also played a vital role in catapulting sales for Yamaha this month,’ said Jun Nakata, director, sales and marketing, India Yamaha Motor.