Toyota and Suzuki join forces to develop green car tech

The two Japanese car makers will discuss vehicle production and technology development for the Indian market

Toyota badge

Toyota and Suzuki will begin talks over future collaborations in technological development, vehicle production and market development.

The talks are set to try and provide a joint supply of vehicles for the Indian market. Suzuki was one of the first companies to enter the Indian car market and has been instrumental in pushing India’s automotive technology forward.

Best electric cars to buy now

The topics of discussion between the two companies will include Toyota providing technical support for Suzuki’s compact, ultra-high-efficiency powertrain and the supply of models developed by Suzuki but produced by Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Ltd for Indian, African and other developing markets.

Toyota President Akio Toyoda said: “As members of Indian society, Toyota, along with Suzuki, will do its best to enhance freedom and fun in a future mobility society and to make “Made in India” vehicles cherished in Africa and many countries around the world.”

Talks have been on-going since February 2017 after both companies agreed on a memorandum of understanding towards business partnership. Talks have now gone public with hopes of closing a deal in the near future.

Check out our verdict on the best plug-in hybrid cars on sale here...

Recommended

Toyota gives industry a lift with free THUMS crash test software
Toyota

Toyota gives industry a lift with free THUMS crash test software

Japanese manufacturer wants any company to be able to benefit from its human crash modelling software in the interests of safety
16 Jun 2020
Toyota GR Super Sport hypercar previewed by GR010 Hybrid racer reveal
Toyota GR010 Hybrid hypercar
Toyota

Toyota GR Super Sport hypercar previewed by GR010 Hybrid racer reveal

Toyota has finally pulled the wraps off its new Le Mans racer – and the brand has confirmed that the road-going version is on the horizon
15 Jan 2021
New Subaru electric SUV confirmed for European launch
Subaru EV concept
Subaru

New Subaru electric SUV confirmed for European launch

Subaru has confirmed it will soon launch a twin for the Toyota BZ, and the firm has promised the new model will be sold in Europe
14 Dec 2020
New Toyota ‘BZ’ to be brand's first all-electric car
Toyota BEV sketch
Toyota

New Toyota ‘BZ’ to be brand's first all-electric car

Toyota, the purveyor of the ‘self-charging hybrid’ is set to launch its first pure electric car, a RAV4-sized SUV - and our exclusive images preview h…
10 Dec 2020

Most Popular

'Genesis’s aim is to lure Jaguar Land Rover customers'
Genesis
Opinion

'Genesis’s aim is to lure Jaguar Land Rover customers'

Mike Rutherford thinks luxury brand Genesis could take sales away from Jaguar Land Rover when it lands in the UK
1 Mar 2021
Nissan Re-Leaf: the electric car with an emergency power bank
Nissan Re-Leaf - header
Nissan Leaf

Nissan Re-Leaf: the electric car with an emergency power bank

The Nissan Re-Leaf concept shows how a family EV could power disaster-relief operations
1 Mar 2021
New 2021 Volvo C40 joins brand’s electric car line-up
Volvo C40 - front
Volvo C40

New 2021 Volvo C40 joins brand’s electric car line-up

The new Volvo C40 Recharge will take on electric car rivals such as the Tesla Model 3 and forthcoming Audi Q4 e-tron
2 Mar 2021