Rumour: Toyota to handover 1 of 2 plants at Bidadi to Maruti

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It is reported that Toyota is planning to handover one of the two plants at Bidadi to Maruti by mid 2020. The Etios is built at this facility but its production will stop once the handover is complete.

In 2018, we had reported that Maruti would be investing over $1 billion in Toyota's manufacturing plant in Bidadi near Bangalore. The investment is expected to be used to refurbish the facility and configure the production lines to manufacture Maruti's models and make use of the idle capacity of 1.5 lakh units per annum.

The move is part of the Suzuki-Toyota partnership which includes a basic agreement to supply hybrid and other cars to each other, manufacturing of EVs based on Toyota tech and developing sustainable technologies and safety systems.

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