Toyota Kirloskar Motor on Wednesday said that bookings for its sports utility vehicle Fortuner will reopen from July 1. The company had put a hold on the bookings from January 31 this year because of a backlog of orders booked in.
Toyota Fortuner was launched in August 2009, and since then has sold more than 8,500 units. To meet the high demand, the company has increased the production of Fortuner to more than 950 units from the initial 500 units a month.
Commenting on the reopening of the bookings, Deputy Managing Director (Marketing) Sandeep Singh said: “The resounding success of the Fortuner in India also meant a backlog of customer orders and high waiting periods. We have now increased the production of the vehicle to more than 950 units to clear the present backlog of less than 4,000 customer orders by this September. We are happy to reopen the bookings from July 1 for a limited period, and will start deliveries of the vehicle from October until December 2010.”