"Last month, during his visit to India, our chairman, Takeshi Uchiyamada, had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This meeting initiated our support to the 3rd India African Summit and we are glad to take this association forward," N Raja, Senior Vice-President and Director, sales and marketing, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), India, said.

"India is oriented towards pollution control and our environment-friendly technology is in sync with this vision of the country. Strong hybrid vehicles can truly have a positive impact only if they are widely used and it is Toyota's endeavor to educate and encourage the use of strong hybrid vehicles in India," he added.

Raja also said that the Camry Hybrid cars are the first such to be locally manufactured.

German car major Mercedes Benz had earlier said it had leased 55 E-class luxury sedans to the external affairs ministry for use during the IAFS and other such events.