Toyota, Suzuki to build hybrid vehicle for India, global markets

NEW DELHI, June 24 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) and Suzuki Motor Corp (7269.T) on Friday said they would begin production of hybrid vehicles in India, a category that Toyota has said is currently best suited to such markets.A Toyota plant in southern India would in August begin building a hybrid sport utility vehicle (SUV) developed by Suzuki, the companies said.Two power trains would be available, they said: one with a mild hybrid configuration from Suzuki and the other as a strong hybrid from Toyota. In a mild hybrid, the battery only assists the piston engine, without the …
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