Toyota's inventory is about to get much larger overseas. In Europe, the Toyota Yaris is headed to dealership lots, which will make many who have anticipated this very happy. This will be the first time the Toyota Yaris will be available throughout the UK and other European unions. In addition to a four-door trim, there will also be hatchbacks and hybrids coming to Europe soon. The main reason for this decision was to help boost output after last years tsunami in Japan that hurt export numbers.
European Toyota dealerships expect to sell 835,000 cars in 56 European markets. This will equal to a 4.5% market share, up from 4.2% in 2011.
Didier Leroy, who represents Toyota Europe, is aiming for the "one million mark," which he said should be reached in the next three years. The one million mark "seems logical to me," Leroy added.1
Some of the Toyota Europe cars will be made locally at European plants, though the carmaker's hybrids are currently only produced in Japan. "Yes, definitely we have recovered. We don't have any shortages any more, no supply problems any more," Leroy said prior to the Geneva Motor Show.2
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