After nearly two years of intense negotiations, the agreement on technology cooperation between Toyota and Suzuki finally leaves the role. As announced this week, the partnership will be international (both in developed and emerging markets) and will consist of the sharing of hybrid propulsion systems, engines, platforms and even vehicles. "We look for international success, and we see progress in this partnership, including reaching regions like Europe and Africa, and we thank Toyota for its friendly offer to use its hybrid technology," said Suzuki President Osamu Suzuki
Toyota's THS hybrid systems will be the focus of the partnership, according to the executive. The technology will be leased internationally to Suzuki and will benefit the brand, especially in markets where this type of drive is gaining more and more space. The company even has a similar system, the so-called SHVS, but with light hybridization only for electrical commissioning. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid “/>
In addition, Toyota will provide Suzuki in the future. Europe two models: the Corolla Touring Sports and the RAV4 SUV. The release includes both platform and engine options, just design changes. It will be the famous revival that is already practiced by several other brands. In return, Toyota will equip its compact cars with the latest Suzuki engines and will have two partner cars in India and two more in Africa – one of which is rumored to be the highly successful and very successful SUV Vitara Brezza. "
" With our new agreement, we expect broader use of hybrid technologies, not only in India and Europe, but also around the world and at the same time. We are confident in deepening our business partnership with Suzuki. The reciprocal delivery of vehicles and engines to the development and production sectors will help us gain the competitive advantage we need to survive a transformation that occurs only once in a century. said Toyota President Akio Toyoda.
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