Guangzhou Toyota to introduce hybrid cars.
source: Gasgoo.comMay 13, 2008 - As Toyota’s latest plant after established three years ago, Guangzhou Toyota Motor has introduced two of three Toyota global strategic models. Guangzhou Toyota will bring hybrid cars to the domestic market with Camry as the best platform, the joint venture said last week.
When Guangzhou Toyota is considering introducing hybrid cars, China’s market demand should be looked into and the consumers’ concept will be guided, said vice general manager of Guangzhou Toyota. “The current mass-produced cars could be mounted with the hybrid technology to raise their sales. I believe this is a good strategy to introduce hybrid cars to China with Camry as the platform.”
Since Guangzhou Honda has launched 3.5L Yaris now, people have asked whether high-emission Camry will come out to enter C-class vehicle market or not. “That’s not necessary now. But it is quite possible that Camry models are to be added as sales improve and the consumer base expands. Besides, Toyota can also put out an all-new model to meet the market demand because of its richer line-up of products than Honda,” said Feng Xingya, vice general manager of Guangzhou Toyota.
The number of Guangzhou Toyota dealerships in Beijing has now increased to 9 from 7, and will reach 11 by the end of this year.