Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Toyota's new UV by end of the year

The Toyota Avanza

There are unconfirmed reports about a new Utility vehicle code named NVX being launched in India by the end of the year[2008].Remember it is around the same time Toyota would face competition from the Mahindra ingenio and the Tata MPV.

Toyota being Toyota have denied the development and so more details about the vehicle is unknown.

The new vehicle is going to be based on the innova[IMV] platform.Their is a good possibility the vehicle could be the avanza given that the avanza is a much cheaper offering.The avanza is a smaller vehicle than the innova and is a seven seater.I have a feeling it could be the avanza since a toyota dealer had informed me of a qualis replacement just a few months back and infact toyota may even consider the possibility of stopping production of the present innova .

Another possibility ofcourse is an all new innova.

However since the fortuner too is based on the innova platform don't rule out the possibility of the fortuner launch either.

Since everything is so unclear my suggestion is if you are looking for a vehicle in the UV segment,please wait till the end of the year or atleast till diwali[2008].


My wish,how about a seven seater Dahatsu terios/Toyota rush

The latest is that Toyota plan to launch the fortuner only by 2009[between june-september to be precise],pricing expected within the range of Rs.16-20 lakhs.


Yogesh said...

May your wish come true. Toyota Rush is more suited for Indian customers then even toyota fortuner, because it will be more affordable.


Arindam Das said...

This is the Gap In Indian Car industry. This AVANZA can fill the gap of Compact SUV in India. We have only one vehicle in this segment that too its too costly i Believe. Ford Fusion... But again its a too high priced. If they keep the Price within 7L with 5 full Size Seat + 2 Baby Seat (Optional) then they can really beat many model in India.

ganesan said...

Yes, we need little smaller SUV. I feel Urban cruiser of Toyota will best suit indian condition. I am eagarly waiting. I hope AVANZA is nothing but Urban cruiser

Anonymous said...

If Toyota enter this market, Dzire / Fiesta / Fabia sales will be much affected. I hope it will be similar to recent Urban cruiser, launched in UK.