Toyota Spreads Awareness About Hybrid Technology In India

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Toyota Kirloskar Motor has showcased its new Prius at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for the "Toyota Caravan" event. The company organised this event to share knowledge and spread awareness about safety and eco-friendly technology through series of interactive sessions.

Girish Shankar, Secretary - Ministry of Heavy Industries, Government of India said, "We appreciate Toyota Kirloskar Motor for adopting an encompassing approach towards its pursuit to educate and spread the importance of adopting safer & eco-friendly technology."

The Japanese automaker introduced its Camry Hybrid car back in 2013. The model is manufactured locally at Toyota Kirloskar Motor's second plant situated at Bidadi, Karnataka. As of now, the company has sold 9 million hybrid vehicles all over the world.

Akito Tachibana, Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, "Toyota believes that we have to play a greater role than just manufacturing world class cars. We aim to offer the newest technology towards creating a sustainable earth for the next generation.

"From fuel efficient vehicle to developing ground breaking safety technology, our focus is on leaving behind a cleaner and greener sustainable environment for our next generation."

Shekar Viswanathan, Vice Chairman and Whole Time Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, "At Toyota, we are constantly looking for ways to reduce the impact on the environment in all stages of the vehicle life cycle including manufacturing processes in our plant. Toyota has decided to reduce vehicle CO₂ emissions to ZERO by 2050."

N Raja, Director & Senior Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said "We were the first brand in India to standardise dual front SRS airbags across all models and in all grades. This can be further reiterated by the fact that the Toyota Etios was awarded 4-stars in the Global NCAP crash test.

"With the recently launched Platinum Etios, we are further reinstating our safety commitment by standardising the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) in all our models across all grades which are the first in the industry."

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Story first published: Friday, November 25, 2016, 10:50 [IST]
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