Today the matter is different, now there are many car manufacturers in India who sell their models in different segments but 25 to 30 years back this picture was quite different. At that time there were only a few companies that used to sell their vehicles in India. Toyota and Kirloskar Group joined hands in 1997, after which Toyota’s journey started.
When was Toyota’s iconic car Qualis launched?
After starting the journey in 1997, Toyota launched its first and iconic vehicle Qualis in India 23 years ago i.e. in the year 2000. This car was not only launched with strong specifications, but the seating space of this car was its biggest feature.
This car was launched keeping in mind people with large families. The car was launched in three options, Family Saloon, Grand Saloon and Grand Saloon Touring (GST).
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Karnataka Congress Chief DK ShivKumar
Karnataka Congress Chief DK Shivakumar is one of the richest MLAs in the state, he has assets worth crores of rupees but still he owns only one car.
Please tell that in the affidavit given to the Election Commission, DK Shivakumar had told that he has only one car, the name of this car is Toyota Qualis. This car was bought by DK Shivakumar on 31 October 2002 and according to the election affidavit, this car was bought for Rs 8 lakh 35 thousand 026.
Toyota Qualis used to compete with these vehicles
For the information of you people, let us tell you that this car of Toyota used to give tough competition to Tata Sumo of Tata Motors in the Indian market.
Toyota Qualis engine details
In this Toyota car, the company had given a 2.4 liter 8 valve SOHC diesel engine which generated 72.4bhp power and 151Nm torque. Apart from this, the petrol engine generates power of 92bhp and torque of 150Nm.
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How much did the Toyota Qualis cost?
Remind that Toyota had launched this car in the Indian market with an initial price of Rs 4 lakh 58 thousand (ex-showroom), this was the price of the base variant of this car. At the same time, the top variant of this car was launched for Rs 7 lakh 40 thousand (ex-showroom).
The company may have stopped production of the Qualis in 2005 to make way for the Innova, but the car has still ruled the Indian roads for many years.