Earlier this year, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) announced that it will have a new vehicle logistics hub in Batangas, which intends to boost the local automotive industry. Now, TMP has inaugurated the said facility that shows the car brand’s confidence in the market.
Toyota Batangas Vehicle Center
Dubbed as Batangas Vehicle Center (BVC), Toyota Philippines said that the objective of its new Php 4.7-billion facility is to accommodate future volume requirement of the market. It also aims to ensure promised delivery time to customers to over 70 Toyota dealerships nationwide. The BVC is a 32-hectare facility that streamlines vehicle handling prior to inter-island transport.
Previously, TMP shared that BVC will house the car brand’s pre-delivery inspection, and post-production installation facility with a capacity of 160,000 units per year. TMP added that the pre-delivery inspection and processing has a daily capacity of over 600 units. It also comes with a stockyard that can accommodate up to 4,500 vehicles.
“This facility gives a stock capacity of 4,500 units on top off our existing stockyard in Santa Rosa [City, Laguna], bringing to an annual capacity of over 160,000 units,” said TMP president Atsuhiro Okamoto said.
Covered area for vehicle loading and unloading
The BVC also has 18 truck covered lanes for vehicle loading and unloading, a weather-proof structure that is designed to ensure a conducive and safe work area.
TMP chairman Alfred V. Ty said that the company was able to sustain the local production of the Vios, and the Innova despite the challenges brought upon by the pandemic. This, in turn, resulted in keeping the jobs of about 40,000 Filipinos. Ty further said that “motor vehicle sales and services was one of the key sectors that contributed to the 11.8 percent growth in gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of this year.”
“This Batangas Vehicle Center is our renewed commitment to better days ahead. This is part of our joint efforts with the government, business sector and Filipino people to win the war against COVID-19 and build a better tomorrow, together,” said Ty.
Toyota Batangas Vehicle Center features a stockyard that can accommodate up to 4,500 vehicles
With the establishment of the BVC, the Santa Rosa Vehicle Center will be dedicated to the growing completely-knocked down (CKD) Vios and Innova models that will cater to the increasing customer demand for locally-made Toyota vehicles.TMP’s BVC is located at Diversion Road, Balagtas, Batangas City, Batangas.
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Know more about Toyota Innova 2021
The Toyota Innova is one of the best-sellers from the leading automotive brand in the country, Toyota Motor Philippines. It is a compact MPV that can accommodate seven occupants while other variants have a seating capacity of eight. The Toyota Innova became a logical choice in the MPV segment because of its seating capacity, diesel mill, and raised ride height. It is the main reason why the Toyota Innova is one of the annual top-sellers in the country. This is a testament to how appealing this compact MPV is to Filipino car buyers. The current generation Toyota Innova has a larger dimension than its predecessor. The overall exterior of the Toyota Innova is obviously an MPV, but the styling is inspired by the SUV and crossover models of the Japanese brand. Dominating the front end of the Innova is a large angular grille and large swept-back headlights. It gives the Toyota Innova a more aggressive appearance that reminds us of the U.S – market Highlander SUV. On the side, it features clean and notable shoulder lines. It has features similar to the RAV4, particularly the near-triangular D-pillars, angular horizontal taillights, and upswept rearmost side windows. The facelifted 2nd-gen Toyota Innova is offered with the 2.8L 1GD-FTV engine that produces 167 hp and 343 Nm of torque on manual transmission variants and an impressive 171 horsepower and 360 Newton-meter of torque on an automatic transmission. The Toyota Innova shares the same platform with the Fortuner and Hilux.