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Toyota Prius to get costlier

By Motortrend India Staff   |   28 February,2010

Thanks to higher customs duties, Toyota Prius, which will debut in India by the end of next month, will now cost Rs. 28 lakh.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) deputy managing director, Sandeep Singh, said they have 54 orders for the Prius from Indian buyers, after it was shown at the Delhi Auto Expo last month. At that time, its ex showroom price was pegged at Rs. 26.55 lakh.

“There have been no displays or demo drives of the Prius but we have 54 confirmed orders for the Prius,” Mr Singh said. He added that the newly launched Prado diesel, in the Rs. 63 lakh price bracket, with 100 orders has been booked for the next six months. TKM MD, Hiroshi Nakagawa, said the Etios will have a local content level of 75-80 per cent at the time of its launch.

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