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Toyota to resume Fortuner bookings; still has 4,000 backlog

Toyota Kirloskar Motor today said it will resume bookings for its sports utility vehicle Fortuner from tomorrow, even as the firm has an order backlog of about 4,000 vehicles.

business Updated: Jun 30, 2010 22:02 IST

Toyota Kirloskar Motor today said it will resume bookings for its sports utility vehicle Fortuner from tomorrow, even as the firm has an order backlog of about 4,000 vehicles.

"...bookings for the Fortuner will reopen from July 1, 2010, across India. The company had put a hold on the bookings from January 31, 2010, because of a backlog of orders booked in," Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) said in a statement.

TKM Deputy Managing Director (Marketing) Sandeep Singh said the deliveries of the new order will be from October till December 2010. Since its launch, over 8,500 units of the Fortuner have been sold so far. "The resounding success of the Fortuner in India also meant a backlog of customer orders and high waiting periods.

We have now increased the production of the vehicle to more than 950 units to clear the present backlog of less than 4,000 customer orders by this September," Singh said.

Initially at the time of launch, the company was producing 500 units of the Fortuner. The company had launched the premium mid-sized SUV in August 2009. It is currently available at Rs 19.35 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).