Toyota set up its operations in India in 1997 through a joint venture with the Kirloskar Group which is the minority owner in this joint venture. Toyota India has two manufacturing facilities in Karnataka, one is located in Bidadi and the other is located in Bengaluru. In May 2004, Toyota set up Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts where it manufactures transmissions to suffice its global requirements. Sold in international markets under the Kijang nameplate, Toyota launched the third generation Qualis in India in 2000. Qualis was one of the first models from Toyota for the Indian market and became popular among customers. In 2002, Toyota introduced Camry premium saloon followed by its globally renowned Corolla sedan in 2003. Toyota India’s ace model Innova was first rolled out in the year 2005 which is currently sold under Innova Crysta nameplate. Yet another popular model from Toyota’s range, Fortuner was brought to India in 2009. Restricted to premium range, Toyoya forayed in the mass segment with its Etios twins built explicitly for the Indian market. Etios sedan was launched in 2010 followed by Etios Liva hatchback in 2011.