Toyota and Suzuki Motor Corporation Collaborates To Invigorate Their Alliance

A couple years after signing a MoU to explore opportunities and share technologies, Toyota  and Suzuki have declared collaboration and have figured the role each manufacturer will play in the partnership.

Information was already known about both carmakers sharing cross-badged models- Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Toyota Corolla. However, the current collaboration also includes sharing two other models in the Indian and African market and Toyota taking Suzuki's support to develop a new MPV. Both these companies will also share hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and powerful technologies along with platforms.

Specifically, TMC's essential role in the Indian market will be to share hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) technologies with Maruti Suzuki where the HEV systems, engines and batteries will be locally buy up through the Suzuki-Toyota-Denso plant which is coming up in Gujarat. In Europe, Toyota will supply two electrified vehicles to Suzuki which will be created by RAV and Corolla platforms. Additionally, Toyota will also supply Hybrid Systems to Suzuki which will be used across its portfolio globally.

Suzuki will supply two compact vehicles to Toyota based on its Global platform which will station the Ciaz and Ertiga respectively. it will also supply four models to Toyota in Africa, which are Baleno, Ciaz, Ertiga and the Vitara Brezza.

The Toyota-Suzuki cooperation in India will lead to further developments. Suzuki will help Toyota to establish a new C-Segment MPV for India.

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