Inflation had been “uncomfortably high” this year, said the ministry. Nevertheless, the international auto industry sees India as a site for both sales and manufacturing. Toyota is the latest to announce construction of a parts plant, located in Bangalore, producing around 100 000 engines a year from autumn 2012, and 240 000 transmissions for the Etios compact car, starting early in 2013. The plant will be run by joint venture partner Toyota Kirloskar Auto parts.