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Toyota and Suzuki to formalise technology partnership
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7th Feb 2017
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Toyota and Suzuki to formalise technology partnership

Japanese car makers Toyota and Suzuki, having announced initial talks in October last year, will now formally explore the framework of a potential partnership. If the two parties agree to work together, they will focus on technologies relating to environmental impact, along with new safety and IT systems. More, the deal could include "mutual supply of products and components", meaning complete vehicles and key parts in the build of a car.
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Toyota global president Akio pedals a turbo 86 rally car before waving goodbye to Australia
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17th Nov 2014
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Toyota global president Akio pedals a turbo 86 rally car before waving goodbye to Australia

Akio Toyoda, president of the world’s biggest car maker Toyota, has flown home after his whirlwind visit to Australia, a place he labelled the “perfect testing ground” for vehicle development. News broke last week of Toyoda’s mystery visit to local shores, the first since February when he personally informed staff at the Altona factory in Melbourne’s west that the plant would shut from the end of 2017.
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Toyota production hits 200 million vehicles
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25th Jul 2012
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Toyota production hits 200 million vehicles

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has reached a staggering new milestone, confirming the production of its 200 millionth car in June. The milestone came almost 77 years after the first Toyota, the Model G1 truck, was produced in August 1935 by Toyoda Automatic Loom Works Ltd, which went on to become TMC. It took Toyota more 50 years to produce its first 50 million vehicles, with the company achieving that milestone in 1985.
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