Auto giant Toyota is all set to begin the engine production from its facility in Bangalore starting next month. Toyota Kirloskar deputy managing director Shekar Vishwanathan said, “It will commence next month”.

The company now plans to manufacture about one lakh engines and 2.40 lakh transmission units from the facility. Toyota Kirloskar is a joint venture between Kirloskar Systems, Bangalore and Toyota Motor Corp, Japan. Last year Toyota had announced that it would set up an engine plant and expand its transmissions unit to cater to its latest sedan Etios and its popular hatchback Etios Liva. The company for the facility has made a combined investment of Rs. 500 crores.