Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has opened its first Northern Regional Stockyard at Farukhnagar in Haryana. This stockyard is spread over five acres of land with accommodation for 900 vehicles. Notably, this is the brand’s second stockyard after the first regional facility opened in Guwahati in 2020.
The automaker claims that the strategically located facility will reduce the delivery time from eight days to two days for dealers in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Further, it will ensure a leaner and more efficient distribution network across the North Indian region, says the brand.
Through this stockyard, Toyota will facilitate train transportation for vehicle distribution. In fact, 60 percent of Toyota’s shipments are by train. The brand further wants to increase this to 80 percent, with a monthly vehicle delivery target of 5,000 units.
In other news, Toyota recently revealed the Innova Hicross. This new generation Innova gets a lot of new features with a petrol-hybrid powertrain, a new platform and front-wheel drive. Highlights of the Innova Hicross include LED headlamps and taillamps, a panoramic sunroof, powered tailgate, dual-zone climate control, ventilated seats, powered driver’s seat, a nine-speaker sound system, 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment and Toyota Safety Sense (ADAS), among others. Toyota will launch the Innova Hicross in January next year.