The team at Toyota India have achieved a major success with their launch of the Etios and the Liva, both of which had their major engineering changes carried out entirely in India. This marks the first time in Toyota’s history that a country without a technical centre has accomplished this kind of major work.

Toyota’s technical centre in the Asia-Pacific is currently housed in Thailand, however thanks to their success, India will now play a much more active role in the automaker’s product development initiatives. This gives a positive look into the future, where it is possible that the country will come to play even more integral roles at Toyota.

Toyota models are well-known for their reliability and innovation, with successful models such as the Hiluxand all-new C-HR, which is currently making waves following its release. You can be one of the first to explore or test drive the C-HR at Lancaster Toyota today.

India’s success in the automotive arena is not new; the Suzuki Vitara Brezza was designed and developed from scratch in India, while the Renault Kwid was also made a reality in Maruti. This competence is a testament to the innovation and skill of India’s engineers, and proves that India is the best bet for frugal engineering.

Toyota are constantly striving to find new ways of innovating and expanding their engineering bases, giving opportunities to people across the globe. This is part of what the car manufacturer hopes to achieve in the future, striving towards global community and harmony.