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Toyota may introduce petrol version of Innova, Fortuner

According to a report in The Economic Times, the company also plans to start manufacturing petrol versions of its future products, in case the ban is extended on vehciles with diffrent engine capacity.

BT Online | January 5, 2016 | Updated 13:26 IST
Toyota may bring petrol version of Innova, Fortuner

Toyota Kirloskar  Motor, Toyota's India unit plans to bring in the petrol version of its popular models Innova and Fortuner, considering the Supreme Court order on banning the sale of diesel cars and SUVs with engine capacity over 2000cc in Delhi-NCR region till March 31, 2016.

According to a report in The Economic Times, the company also plans to start manufacturing petrol versions of its future products, in case the ban is extended on vehciles with diffrent engine capacity.

TS Jaishankar, deputy managing director-commercial at Toyota Kirloskar Motor told ET that the company is exploring options to  bring the diesel versions of Innova and Fortuner.  

Enquiries in Delhi have fallen since the ban was enforced. The NCR region accounts for 14 per cent of the company's sales.

The Supreme Court will hear a plea on Tuesday by Mahindra & Mahindra, Mercedes and Toyota seeking modification of its order prohibiting the sale and registration of diesel vehicles with an engine capacity of 2000 cc and above.

 

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