Yes it is true. Production and supply woes are going to be sorted to make way for the Toyota Etios Liva during the last week of June.
Sandeep Singh, Deputy Managing Director (Marketing) -
We are now all set to launch the Etios Liva. The launch will be as per schedule in the last week of June.
The Liva was delayed to June from April because of the unimaginable number of booking for Etios. Production issues caused by the earthquake tragedy in Japan meant they had to literally slash their production to 70% of its capacity because of parts shortage. Overcoming these two problems has caused delays in the introduction of the Liva.
But the production issues have finally been resolved and it will be resumed in full swing shortly.
Shekar Viswanathan, Deputy Managing Director (Commercial) -
The parts that we were not getting will start arriving in coming days. That is why we are confident of resuming normal operations earlier than expected. Plans are afoot to recover the loss of production and reduce the waiting period. The plant will function on all weekdays and some of the non-working Saturdays
So is India ready for the Etios Liva?
Source - EconomicTimes.IndiaTimes.com