Toyota has announced that the brand will be shutting down its plants for annual maintenance between 26th-14th May 2021. Toyota’s production facilities in Bidadi will be closed during this period. The temporary halt in production will not affect Completely Built-Up (CBU) models as well as Maruti Suzuki-sourced Glanza and Urban Cruiser. The brand has also announced that the service centre will work as usual.
The brand will temporarily stop the production line and update its machinery. This not only ensures avoiding untimely breakdowns but also improves efficiency and productivity. The plant will also improve in terms of competitiveness as well as safety. Both the plant in Bidadi will undergo periodic maintenance which will impact the supply of the vehicles produced at the plant. But the brand will be using the finished vehicles in the pipeline for pending orders and immediate requirements.
Toyota’s Bidadi Manufacturing Facility
The Bidadi manufacturing facility is located near Bengaluru, India. The production facility has two manufacturing lines, Plant I and Plant II). Plant I has a capacity of 100,000 units per annum while Plant II produces 210,000 units per annum. The production facilities in Bidadi are spread across 432 acres of land. The brand has already employed COVID-19 protocols. The company will be further enhancing COVID-19 measure during this time.
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Toyota is planning to introduce a new sedan car in its line up. The brand could be planning to rebadge the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and introduce it as the Toyota Belta in the Indian market. Speculations are that the Toyota Belta will replace the Toyota Yaris sedan which is not doing great in terms of sales. The Yaris replacement is likely to wear the same body as the Ciaz and only subtle changes to the radiator grille, badges and alloy wheels. The Toyota Belta is also likely to come with new exterior paint themes exclusive to Toyota.