Toyota Motor Asia Pacific President Hiroji Onishi said that “We are going to start the first production outside India from next year. It will be for the Latin American nation and the production base would be Brazil.”
However, he did not share details for instance production volume and the size of the investment for the project.
Onishi said that “Before going for production outside India, we will start exporting Etios and Liva to South Africa from March this year. We would like to go overseas for establishing the products.”
On Friday, the company proclaimed starting its first motor race in India in 2013.
Toyota Kirloskar Deputy Managing Director (Marketing) Sandeep Singh said that “Motor sport is always considered to be niche in India. We want to change this production with this new Etios Motor Racing.”
Ahead of the final race, the company will carry out preliminary round for short listing the drivers at 12 locations in 13 cities across the country.
Onishi said first we would to create interest among Indian customers and after that future development will come.