Toyota to enter S. Korea with four flagship models
[ Grace Won 2009-10-21 ]  

SEOUL, Korea (AVING) -- <Visual News> Toyota Motor Corporation announced that sales of Toyota-brand vehicles began today in South Korea. TMC's local distributor, Toyota Motor Korea held a press conference to launch its third-generation 'Prius' gasoline-electric hybrid midsize vehicle, the 'Camry' and 'Camry Hybrid' midsize sedans, and the 'RAV4' crossover SUV. TMC has set an initial combined monthly sales target of 500 vehicles and aims to increase that number to 700 vehicles beginning in 2010.

At a press conference today in Seoul, TMC Executive Vice President Yukitoshi Funo said "The introduction of the Toyota brand into South Korea is aimed to meet the diversifying needs of consumers in this growing market. We intend to make every effort to contribute to South Korean society and earn a loyal following."

To mark the launch, TMKR plans a series of social contribution activities including traffic safety workshops for elementary school students beginning in 2010.

The Camry, the Camry hybrid, the Prius and the RAV4 have price tags of 34.9 million(KRW), 45.9 million(KRW), 37.9 million(KRW) and 32.1 million(KRW,2WD)/34.9 million(KRW,4WD) respectively.

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