Toyota Kirloskar-India exports gearboxes to Toyota Argentina

by Dave

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced that it would would produce engines and gearboxes for Toyota Etios at its second plant here with an initial capacity of 70,000 units.

Vice-Chairman TKM Vikram Kirloskar said the production of Etios, the small car that’s being developed exclusively for the Indian market and showcased early this year at the Delhi Auto Expo, is scheduled by end of December 2010.

TKM subsidiary Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts (TKAP) has two plants with a total investment of Rs 500 crore. One of them produces 52,000 engines per annum for the domestic market while the second plant, with a production capacity of 170,000 gearboxes, partly provides for the Innova and the rest is exported to Thailand and Argentina, he said.

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