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Old 20th March 2019, 14:15   #1
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Toyota and Suzuki Agree to Start Consideration in a wide-ranging partnership,

Toyota and Suzuki have announced a new wide-ranging collaboration, which will involve Suzuki-badged hybrid versions of the RAV4 and Corolla estate for the European market.

Toyota will also adopt Suzuki’s newly developed compact vehicle engines in the European market. These engines will be manufactured at Toyota’s Poland facility.

The two Japanese firms signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a partnership , and have now agreed ‘concrete details’ of the deal. The two firms say the agreement will bring together “Toyota’s strength in electrification technologies and Suzuki’s strength in technologies for compact vehicles.

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Moving forward, insofar as Toyota and Suzuki continue to fairly and freely compete against each other, both companies intend to consider further collaboration to realize a sustainable future mobility society while respecting all applicable laws

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Suzuki Chairman Osamu Suzuki :

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"At the time we announced our scope of cooperation in May last year, I spoke that we will strive for success globally. I have seen progress in the partnership since then, and it is my pleasure to be able to make this announcement today regarding the status of partnership on a global basis, including Europe and Africa. In addition, we appreciate the kind offer from Toyota to let us make use of their hybrid technology. We will continue our utmost efforts."
Toyota President Akio Toyoda :

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Through our new agreement, we look forward to the wider use of hybrid technologies, not only in India and Europe, but around the world. At the same time, we believe that the expansion of our business partnership with Suzuki―from the mutual supply of vehicles and powertrains to the domains of development and production―will help give us the competitive edge we will need to survive this once-in-a-century period of profound transformation. We intend to strengthen the competitiveness of both our companies by applying our strong points and learning from each other."

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1. The two firms will also work to develop hybrid vehicles for the Indian market.

2.Suzuki will also supply Toyota with two compact vehicles based on the Ciaz and Ertiga for the Indian market, and four vehicles in the African market.

3. Toyota and Suzuki have also agreed to collaborate on the development of a C-segment SUV for the Indian market

4. Toyota also will take on production of the Suzuki Vitara Brezza for that market.



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Two Suzuki branded cars for Europe as Electrified,

RAV4

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Corolla Wagon,

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This partnership has gone global. Merger/takeover in the offing me-thinks. Suzy needs Big Bro Toyota to survive in the long term.
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Will Toyota badged Ciaz lead to phasing out of Yaris in India?
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With the news of Toyota's Ertiga, all speculations of Toyota Rush coming to India can be laid to rest.

Ciaz is a competitor of Etios, not Yaris. I wonder how both sedans can sell at similar cost side by side.
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Ciaz is a competitor of Etios, not Yaris.
And why is that? Maruti's competitive pricing?

Add six airbags to Ciaz, along with the upcoming 1.5 diesel engine - it will blow the Yaris away!
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Add six airbags to Ciaz, along with the upcoming 1.5 diesel engine - it will blow the Yaris away!
Couple of slightly queries:
Is there any international market where the Ciaz is offered with 6 airbags? I couldn't find it with the pre-facelift model. Any idea if it's available now?

Secondly, has Maruti ever produced a car in India with better safety features compared to the same model in any other international market? At least in the number of airbags?
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Secondly, has Maruti ever produced a car in India with better safety features compared to the same model in any other international market? At least in the number of airbags?
Highly doubt that since most cars (atleast in US) offer multiple airbags as standard which is an option here in India. This is after my team conducted a research for an automobile giant in US (out of 150 cars, 149 cars had more than 2 airbags as standard).
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For markets with high demand for BEVs, such as China, the United States, and Europe, Toyota is conducting development toward the popularization of BEVs.

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To respond to customers' needs and to encourage many customers to choose its BEVs, such development is being conducted in an efficient manner that will allow Toyota to offer a sufficient number of variations of BEVs at affordable prices.
Specifically, Toyota is jointly planning and developing multiple models together with partner companies that specialize in certain areas.

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After having sorted customers' needs, Toyota is currently considering six variations in BEV size and style.

It will jointly plan and develop a midsize BEV SUV with Subaru, and it will jointly plan and develop a compact BEV with Suzuki and Daihatsu.
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