Toyota has started exporting hybrid vehicles from its Indonesian factory as part of its strategy of expanding into electrified powertrain segments. The export shipments commenced with the Innona Zenix Hybrid range produced at Toyota’s main plant in Karawang, 70km east of Jakarta.
According to Industry minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, Toyota has plans to ship the vehicles to 27 countries including Australia. The company is targeting 2,000 exports of the Innova Zenix Hybrid, which has a 2.0L petrol engine, with a further 6,000 shipments of ICE models. Annual exports of all versions are expected to more than double to 17,000 units by 2025.
Toyota Indonesia commences hybrid exports
Toyota’s Indonesian subsidiary PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) has a capacity for producing 320,000 vehicles plus 440,000 engines and other parts, following cumulative investments of IDR77.9trn (US$5.1bn) to date with a further IDR27.1trn ($1.8bn) planned in the next three years. This does not include PT Daihatsu Astra Motor, the country’s largest vehicle manufacturer, which can build 530,000 vehicles a year.
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Last year TMMIN exported 136,000 assembled vehicles across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Australia. The launch of hybrid models would help it increase exports to markets with more stringent emissions regulations. TMMIN president director Warih Andang Tjahjono suggested the start of hybrid vehicle exports represented a step up “to the next level” for the country’s automotive manufacturing capability.
Source: Just Auto
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