Toyota India says global recall not to hit its sales
A day after Toyota Motor Corp chief apologised for global recalls, its India head said the situation in the US and elsewhere would not affect its operations.autos Updated: Feb 07, 2010 01:28 IST
A day after Toyota Motor Corp chief apologised for global recalls, its India head said the situation in the US and elsewhere would not affect its operations.
"The situation in the US does not affect the models being sold in this market. The recent recall had absolutely no link to India," Toyota Kirloskar Motor managing director Hiroshi Nakagawa told PTI on the sidelines of an event in Mumbai on Saturday.
Toyota has recently recalled more than 7.5 million cars worldwide. The company also announced that it will suspend US sales of eight models, including the Camry and the Corolla.
"The company's recall of more than 7.5 million cars had absolutely no link to India. We think this is a good chance for us to review quality-related activities here," Nakagawa said, adding the company is undertaking a review of its quality processes here too.
While the Camry is imported from Japan, the company assembles the Corolla at its Bangalore-based facility.
The Camry is one of the largest selling cars in the American market and Corolla is its most popular car.
"There has been absolutely no impact of the global recall on our Indian product line-up. We import the Camry from Japan and sell it here as a completely-built unit, while the Corolla is manufactured here with 40 per cent localisation," Nakagawa said.
"There is no defect in either of these models and so no recall in India," he said.