Toyota has restarted bookings of its popular SUV, the Fortuner, from 1st July, 2010. The Toyota Fortuner was launched last year and has received an overwhelming response from buyers. Toyota had closed bookings in order to keep up with the demand and had even beefed up the production to meet the requirement, but in vain. The Fortuner had been commanding a waiting period of about 6 months at that time.

“We would like to thank our customers for the extremely encouraging response till date. The resounding success of the Fortuner in India also meant a backlog of customer orders and high waiting periods. We have now increased the production of the vehicle to more than 950 units to clear the present backlog of less than 4000 customer orders by this September. We are happy to reopen the bookings from the 1st of July for a limited period, and will start deliveries of the vehicle from October until December 2010.” – Sandeep Singh, Deputy Managing Director, Marketing