Toyota and Suzuki's collaboration into several global markets will include further development of electric vehicles and technology, the provision of compact vehicle platforms, and increased automotive production.
The collaborative projects will have reach in the India, Europe, and Africa regions, according to a release from Toyota. This includes spreading hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) technologies in India through local procurement of HEV systems, engines, and batteries, courtesy of Toyota. Meanwhile, Suzuki will supply two compact vehicles built on Suzuki platforms, the Ciaz and Ertiga, to Toyota in India.
Toyota plans on using Suzuki's expertise in developing vehicles in India to jointly develop the Toyota C-segment MPV, and production of the Suzuki's compact SUV Vitara Brezza will be held at Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. in the country from 2022.
Toyota also plan on supplying Suzuki with the capabilities of its Toyota Hybrid System.
Meanwhile, in Europe, Toyota will supply two new electrified vehicles built on Toyota platforms, the RAV4 and Corolla Wagon, to Suzuki in Europe. The automaker will also adopt newly developed Suzuki engines for compact vehicles.
In Africa, Suzuki's India-produced vehicles, the Baleno, Vitara Brezza, Ciaz, and Ertiga, will be provided to Toyota for the African market.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet