Toyota plans to increase dealership by 2010

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New Delhi, Sep 5: Japanese auto major Toyota said it plans to more than double its dealership in the country to 170 by the year 2010 from the present 77. ''We plan to strengthen our foothold in the country and would be reaching areas which till date have been away from the company's radar'', Toyota Kirloskar Motor Ltd Deputy Managing Director (Marketing) Sandeep Singh told the sources on the sidelines of the launch of the company's tenth generation Corolla 'Altis'.

The new product fom the company's stable is mainly targeted at the medium and upper-end market segment. The 'Altis' is equipped with 70 per cent parts sourced from Asia with India contributing 30 per cent of it. The car which will be available in five colours has been priced between Rs 10.83-12.86 lakhs for the three different variants.

''We are also launching a marketing blitz with simultaneous events across the country to bring more and more customers into contact with the car'', Mr Singh said.

However he refused to give any financial details for this.

UNI

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