Supports & encourages Government’s initiatives for making a big stride in the emission switchover
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) announced that its manufacturing plant in Bidadi has transitioned to a 100% BS VI compliant vehicle manufacturing facility. Supporting and encouraging the Government’s initiatives to go green with environment friendly BS VI compliant vehicles, the company introduced its first BS VI compliant petrol variant of Toyota Glanza in June 2019. This was followed by the start of production of BS VI compliant petrol variant of Toyota Yaris in December 2019 and the BS VI diesel variant of Innova Crysta earlier this month. The recent commencement of BS VI diesel variant of Toyota Fortuner production marks TKM’s full and final transition into a 100% BS VI manufacturing facility. Bookings for BS VI vehicles have already commenced and deliveries of BS VI diesel vehicles to customers would be made in a phased manner, depending on diesel BS VI fuel availability.
Expressing his views on this important milestone, Mr. Naveen Soni, Sr. Vice President, TKM, said: “In our efforts to make a smooth transition to BS VI emission norms for vehicles, we are delighted to announce a full compliance to BS VI well ahead of time. We have been successful in upgrading our vehicles to BS VI technology before the stipulated timelines thereby allowing us to focus on the production and sale of BS VI vehicles. The BS VI vehicles use Toyota’s proven technology that helps to substantially reduce the emissions thus contributing to a cleaner and greener environment. We are confident that this will further augment customer confidence in the brand and encourage them to adopt environment friendly BS VI technology in our vehicles”.