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India unit not affected: official

autos Updated: Feb 03, 2010 21:44 IST
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The company may be having a tough time in US, but the world's largest carmaker's operations in India remain unaffected.

“There has been absolutely no impact of recalls in the US either on our operations or on our image,” said Sandeep Singh, deputy managing director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor India.

“Till date not one customer has walked into any of our dealership across the country and cancelled his bookings citing the events in US. The number of prospective buyers enquiring about US operations itself is very few in number,” he told Hindustan Times.

Toyota said the suppliers of all components in its India cars are Asian, and hence the problems in US have no bearing here.

“There is no problem with our cars in India and no ground for a recall here,” Singh said. “Even in US the recalls are precautionary in nature and very few customers actually faced a problem. I look at it positively.”

Sales in January 2010 had surged 117 per cent over the previous year. The company said plans for its maiden small car, Etios, remain on track.