New Delhi, March 21, 2019: Toyota and Maruti Suzuki have once again come together, expanding their collaboration not just in India but abroad. The two automotive giants will manufacture electric vehicles across more shared platforms. Both Japanese multinationals recently announced their strategic tie-up that would help them to jointly share platforms, engines, hybrid and electric technology.
According to reports published in businesstoday.in The two companies announced that during the first phase their primary focus would be the Indian market. Maruti Suzuki would be sharing its Vitara Brezza platform with Toyota in exchange for Corolla Altis. Both companies also decided to share the research and development of hybrid and electric cars, especially designed for the Indian market.
One of the major aspects that the two companies would be looking at in the Indian market is the widespread implementation of electric and hybrid technologies. The companies aim to achieve this by locally procuring HEV systems, engines and batteries. For Toyota, this collaboration will bring the OEM supply of the two compact vehicles built on Suzuki platforms (Ciaz and Ertiga) to Toyota in the Indian marketplace.
The provision of electrified technology and electrified vehicles is one of the biggest strengths of Toyota. However, Suzuki has provision of compact vehicles and powertrains. Toyota will supply THS (Total Hybrid system) to Suzuki on a global scale.