Japanese auto major Toyota will begin engine production from its manufacturing facility in Bangalore next month, according to a top company official. "It will commence next month," Toyota Kirloskar deputy managing director Shekar Viswanathan said.
Toyota plans to manufacture about one lakh engines and 2.40 lakh transmission units from the facility. Toyota Kirloskar is a joint venture between Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan, and Kirloskar Systems, Bangalore. Last year, Toyota Kirloskar had announced it would set up of an engine plant and expand its transmissions unit to cater to its latest sedan Etios and hatchback Etios Liva, with a combined investment of Rs 500 crore.