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GST impact: Toyota Kirloskar Motor curtails Camry Hybrid production

We will monitor the situation and ramp up accordingly: TKM Sales & Marketing Director

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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(TKM) on Tuesday said it has cut down the production of as demand for the model has been "adversely impacted" due to increase in price post

The company, which is a joint venture between the Japanese auto major and Kirloskar group, said the sudden price rise of hybrid vehicles under the GST regime impacted the demand for the premium sedan.


"Currently, due to the dip in customer demand, we have slowed down our production for the time being. We will monitor the situation and ramp up accordingly," TKM Sales & Marketing Director and Senior Vice President N Raja said in a statement.

He however added that would continue to be an important part of Toyota product lineup in India.

The company follows the 'Just in Time' approach and lean inventory and the entire production process is regulated by the laws of supply and demand, he added.

Under the GST regime, hybrid vehicles have been put in the same category as big petrol and diesel luxury cars, attracting 28 per cent rate with a cess of 15 per cent.

First Published: Tue, October 24 2017. 16:28 IST
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