Toyota, Suzuki to start manufacturing of latest hybrid SUV in India from August, Auto Information, East Auto Information
New Delhi: Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Company (Toyota) and Suzuki Motor Company (Suzuki) on Friday mentioned they may begin manufacturing of a brand new SUV mannequin developed by Suzuki at Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) manufacturing facility in Bidadi, Karnataka from August.
This can even be the businesses’ first manufacturing of a Suzuki-developed mannequin at TKMs plant.
“Maruti Suzuki India Restricted (MSIL) and TKM will market the brand new mannequin in India as Suzuki and Toyota fashions, respectively. Moreover, the 2 corporations are planning to export the brand new mannequin to markets exterior India together with Africa,” the 2 corporations mentioned in a joint assertion.
The powertrains of the brand new mannequin to be on sale in India, will probably be outfitted with gentle hybrid developed by Suzuki and robust hybrid developed by Toyota.
Akio Toyoda, President, Toyota mentioned, “We’re happy to announce the brand new SUV with Suzuki, an organization that has a protracted historical past of native involvement within the Indian enterprise. At this time, the automotive business is going through numerous challenges equivalent to electrification and carbon neutrality. By leveraging the respective strengths of Toyota and Suzuki to offer Indian prospects with a wide range of choices, we hope to contribute to the discount of CO2 emissions and understand a society the place ‘no-one is left behind’ and ‘everybody can transfer freely.’”
Toshihiro Suzuki, President, Suzuki mentioned, “Manufacturing of the brand new SUV at TKM is a challenge that may contribute to the expansion of India by means of offering eco-friendly mobility wanted by prospects. We acknowledge that it’s a massive milestone towards additional deepening our collaboration sooner or later. We respect the assist from Toyota, and on the similar time, will discover new synergy and enterprise alternatives by means of steady collaboration.”
In 2017, the 2 corporations signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a enterprise alliance. Since then, the 2 corporations have labored on Toyota’s energy in electrification applied sciences and Suzuki’s energy in applied sciences for compact autos for joint collaboration in manufacturing.
Together with funding in growth of collaboration in India, Toyota and Suzuki will stay dedicated to the achievement of the “Make in India” initiative promoted by the Indian authorities, and contribute to sustainable financial progress and to the imaginative and prescient of attaining internet zero GHG emissions by 2070, mentioned the joint assertion.